Blizzard Entertainment revealed the content roadmap for Overwatch 2, including the first season. The company also released new videos showcasing gameplay, the new hero Junker Queen and much more. Beta sign-ups are available now through the official website.
Read up on all the important details about the Overwatch 2 roadmap below:
Overwatch 2 Roadmap
October 4 – Season 1
3 new heroes: Sojourn, Junker Queen, and a yet to be revealed Support Hero
6 new maps: Toronto, New York, Rome, Monte Carlo, Portugal and Rio
New mode: Push
30+ new skins
New Mythic skin
December 6 – Season 2
New Tank hero
30+ new skins
New Mythic skin
New Battle Pass
2023 and On
100+ new skins
Seasons full of new content
Overwatch will continue to evolve and expand with regular seasonal content rolling out every nine weeks. And, beginning in 2023, we’ll be delving more into the world of Overwatch and the heroes that inhabit it with new narrative experiences and PvE gameplay updates.
With the new Battle Pass system, you’ll be able to unlock themed cosmetic items and complete weekly challenges for unique rewards. Instead of relying on Loot Box luck, you’ll be able to choose how you want to invest and progress toward new content throughout each season.
With cross-progression enabled, all of your unlocks, progression, and accolades will seamlessly transfer over to whatever device you’re actively gaming on.
Take the fight to new destinations
Overwatch 2 will be a true globetrotting experience. Toronto, New York, Rome, and Monte Carlo will arrive in game on October 4, along with two brand new maps.
Fight on the streets of Rio, the iconic Brazilian city and home base for everyone’s favorite DJ Lucio. And travel to Portugal, a new Push map that transports players to another vibrant and inspired environment to experience the new game mode. Overwatch 2 will be rolling out more maps on a regular basis so there will always be somewhere new to battle.
Along with aesthetic updates, Overwatch 2 will also launch with a reworked competitive play.
A reimagined scoreboard system will provide players with more detailed information throughout the matches as well as an after action report once a match concludes.
Skill ratings will no longer immediately update after every game but rather wait until seven wins to assess and update. And instead of a numeric skill rating, each skill tier will contain five sub tiers ranked from highest to lowest.
Are you in it for the glory? Stay tuned for more details surrounding Competitive 2.0.
Overwatch 2 Beta
Can’t wait until October? Starting June 28, immerse yourself in the Overwatch 2 Beta.
Power up your railgun and disrupt the battlefield as Sojourn, or wield your axe and solidify your reign as Junker Queen. Battle to propel your robot into the enemy base in the new Push Mode. Make global destinations like New York, Rome, Monte Carlo, and Rio your battlefield with new maps.
Head on over to playoverwatch.com/beta to opt-in!
Get a head start with the Watchpoint Pack
You can get a head start with the Watchpoint Pack, featuring everything you need to hit the ground running with Overwatch 2 on Day 1. With purchase of the pack, you’ll get access to exclusive content such as Legendary Hero skins and Overwatch 2 player icon, as well as immediate access to the Overwatch 2 Beta launching June 28.
Arrive in Style with two (2) Overwatch 2 Legendary Hero Skins
Kick-start your Overwatch 2 collection with a set of two (2) new Legendary Hero skins–Space Raider Soldier 76 and Space Raider Cassidy.
Premium Battle Pass for Season 1
Overwatch 2 will operate as a live game service that brings more new maps, features, and modes to the fight in a seasonal format. Hit the ground running with the Premium Battle Pass for Season 1, which will launch alongside Overwatch 2 Early Access on October 4.
Gear up with 2000 Overwatch 2 Virtual Currency
Overwatch 2 will have a new in-game shop experience centered around player choice. With the Watchpoint Pack, receive 2,000 Overwatch 2 Virtual Currency to level up on your Battle Pass or gear up with new cosmetics for your favorite heroes.
Pre-purchase Exclusive: Overwatch 2 Player Icon
Purchase the Watchpoint Pack before October 4 and receive an exclusive Overwatch 2 Player Icon to use at launch.
Overwatch: Legendary Edition Included
Get started on Overwatch now with Overwatch: Legendary Edition. Customize the appearance of fan favorite Overwatch Heroes with five (5) Epic and five (5) Legendary skins included in the Watchpoint Pack.
Overwatch 2 releases October 4 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, and PC.