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Blizzard has confirmed that Overwatch 2 will replace Overwatch, when it comes out on October 4th.
In a statement to Stephen Totilo, a journalist writing for Axios, Blizzard said:
“Our goal is not to divide our player base and to make the transition to Overwatch 2 as seamless as possible. To that end, when Overwatch 2 launches as a free-to-play live service game October 4, it will replace the current Overwatch build. Content players have unlocked in Overwatch will automatically carry over to players in Overwatch 2.”
This was something that Blizzard has already talked about. Last week, several developers took part in a Reddit AMA, and the game’s director, Aaron Keller, said:
“When OW2 launches on October 4, it will be a replacement for the current Live Service.”
Now, I suppose, the confirmation is slightly more official and clear. But there you have it.
In other recent news on the game, we now know that it will be free to play. And we have also gotten a look at a new hero. Blizzard revealed Junker Queen at the recent Xbox and Bethesda Showcase. Before that, back in April, Blizzard revealed the game’s first new hero, Sojorn.
The new game is out on October 4th, on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.