Overwatch 2: Release date, gameplay, and trailer

The game has been delayed multiple times, even in the absence of an initial release date, with the latest update coming on November 2, 2022.

Overwatch 2 game poster. (Image: Twitter)
PUBLISHED: Nov 25, 20212 MINUTE READ

Overwatch has become one of the world’s most popular first-person shooter games. Blizzard’s flagship FPS has cemented its place in gaming history, with awesome characters, beautiful maps, and a thriving esports scene. As a result, when it was announced at Blizzcon 2019 that there would be a sequel, fans were ecstatic. Here’s everything we know so far about Overwatch 2.

RELEASE DATE

The game has been delayed multiple times, even in the absence of an initial release date, with the latest update coming on November 2, 2022. “While we are still planning to deliver a substantial amount of content from Blizzard next year, we are now planning for a later launch for Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV than originally envisioned,” said Blizzard.

PLATFORMS

Overwatch 2, like its predecessor, will be available on PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch, as well as the dominant PC. These platforms include the recently released PlayStation 5 and Xbox X|S Series. Crossplay is still a hotly debated topic, with fans relying on the gaming behemoths to implement the popular system. Blizzard is “exploring” this, but no confirmation has been provided.

TRAILER

Overwatch 2 sees the reunion of a group of familiar faces to take on the Omnics once more. A terminator-style animation depicts a band of robotic enemies laying siege to an unprepared Paris, but they are stopped by Winston, Mei, Echo, Tracer, Brigitte, Mercy, Genji, and Reinhardt.

GAMEPLAY

When it comes to the latest installment in the Overwatch franchise, we’ve seen a slew of images that hint at a variety of things. One of these is the ‘talents’ progression system, in which players can improve each hero’s abilities and power as they progress through co-op missions. This is an almost Heroes of the Storm-style approach that many players have been hoping for.

Snippets of gameplay shown in the above trailer also give us a hint as to how these co-op missions will work, with players appearing to form groups to battle waves of Omnics. The basic premise, however, remains the same, and while we’ve seen some teasers of new maps and heroes, it appears that Overwatch’s gameplay will remain largely unchanged.

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