The unique Overwatch’s days appear to be numbered as a standalone product as it is going to combine with Overwatch 2.
Talking in a latest AMA on Reddit, recreation director Aaron Keller confirmed what Blizzard acknowledged beforehand when it stated the Overwatch and Overwatch 2 purchasers will merge to keep away from fragmenting the participant base.
“When Overwatch 2 launches on October 4, will probably be a alternative for the present Stay Service,” stated Keller.
Blizzard just about confirmed this when it first introduced Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon 2019 stating it was a part of the staff’s mantra of no participant left behind, as former recreation director Jeff Kaplan stated throughout the occasion.
The AMA additionally reiterated that every one cosmetics and loot packing containers will switch over to Overwatch 2 upon launch. Because the recreation is not going to comprise loot packing containers, unopened packing containers will magically open upon switch.
This too reiterates a earlier remark made by Blizzard at BlizzCon 2019 when it acknowledged all Overwatch cosmetics and progress will carry ahead into Overwatch 2.
When the sport releases, you may anticipate the free-to-play stay expertise to function common seasonal updates and a Battle Move that includes new content material equivalent to heroes, recreation modes, maps, cosmetics, and extra. Season One of many recreation will function the brand new heroes Sojourn, Junker Queen, and an unannounced assist hero alongside the brand new 5v5 PvP expertise. You too can anticipate reworked heroes, new maps and modes, and a reimagined aggressive expertise.
Blizzard additionally not too long ago supplied a roadmap to provide beta members, Early Entry, and potential Overwatch 2 gamers an concept of what to anticipate with December’s Season 2 and past.
Overwatch 2 will likely be launched for PC, PS4, PS5, Change, Xbox One, and Xbox Sequence X/S. It should function cross-progression and cross-play as nicely.