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Blizzard has announced that a handful of their first-party games will be arriving soon on Steam with Overwatch 2 reportedly set to grace the Valve platform on August 10. It’s currently unclear what other entries will be making their way over, though based on the Activision app’s catalog, we could also be seeing the introduction of World of Warcraft and Hearthstone as well.
Based on the announcement posted through the company’s official website, Blizzard president Mike Ybarra said: “It’s our goal at Blizzard to listen to players and try to exceed their expectations in everything we do.” “While Battle.net remains a priority for us now and into the future, we’ve heard players want the choice of Steam for a selection of our games, starting with Overwatch 2 on August 10th. We’re happy to work with Valve to make that happen,” he continued.
Gabe Newell, president of Valve, then went on to include his own thoughts on the partnership by saying: “Gamers and developers are both going to benefit from Overwatch 2 coming to Steam.” “Gamers will have another platform where they can play a beloved game that utilizes the capabilities of Steam, and developers will benefit from the effects of having the talented team at Blizzard helping us evolve our supported features and functionality for Overwatch 2,” Newell continued.
Since Overwatch 2 will soon be present on both Battle.net and Steam, players will not need to start over just to continue their progress from one platform to the other. Instead, you’ll simply need to connect your Battle.net profile to your Steam account in order to make use of all of the features that you’ve previously unlocked. Once you do, you will naturally gain access to the features that the Valve platform contains including Steam achievements, your Steam friends list, and the ability to invite these friends in-game.
The Overwatch 2 Steam page is live now so you can immediately start wishlisting it once you log in. As mentioned before, though, the game will not be going live until August 10th so you’ll have to remain patient for the time being until the release date rolls around. In the meantime, check out our pages on the Overwatch 2 Season 6 release date and our Overwatch 2 tier list so you can keep up to date ahead of its launch on the Valve platform.