June 13, 2022 12:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

(Over)watch this space!

Having already had the likes of Overwatch: Legendary Edition release on Nintendo Switch back in October 2019, now the wait for Overwatch 2 is almost at an end. Blizzard has announced early access will get underway on October 4, 2022 for a multitude of platforms, including the Nintendo Switch.

Overwatch 2 is launching in early access with dynamic new PvP content releasing on Windows® PC and Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, and Nintendo Switch consoles on October 4, kicking off the next chapter for Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed team-based shooter. Featuring a new five-versus-five multiplayer format with cross-platform play and cross-platform progression, Overwatch 2’s PvP experience is designed to offer incredible and fresh competitive gameplay with a new, free-to-play model and major game updates such as new heroes, hero reworks, maps, modes, and premium cosmetics.

It has also been confirmed that when Overwatch 2 makes its long-awaited release, players will also get the chance to try out a brand-new tank hero, in the form of the Junker Queen. There will also be an Overwatch 2 Reveal Event livestream taking place this week, on June 16, 2022. Additional details on the stream, Overwatch and the new hero, can be found below as part a press release from Blizzard:

At launch, players will have an opportunity to get their hands on the newest tank hero to join the roster, the ruthless Australian-born ruler of Junkertown: the Junker Queen. More details on the Junker Queen, Overwatch 2’s live service model and seasonal content plan, and the upcoming phase of the game’s closed beta testing will be shared during the Overwatch 2 Reveal Event livestream on YouTube.com/PlayOverwatch or Twitch.tv/PlayOverwatch this Thursday, June 16, at 10:00 a.m. PDT.

The Junker Queen is the second new hero revealed for Overwatch 2, and the franchise’s 34th hero overall, following Sojourn—a high-mobility and railgun-wielding former Overwatch captain with cybernetic capabilities. New and iconic international locations will also arrive in-game at launch, from the snowy New Queen Street in Toronto to the bustle of Midtown Manhattan. Overwatch 2 additionally introduces the new Push game mode, a symmetrical map type where teams battle to take control and advance a centrally located robot deeper into enemy territory than the opposing team.

“We can’t wait to roll out the beginning of the Overwatch 2 experience on October 4 and introduce an exciting new competitive vision, featuring amazing new content and a reimagining of the iconic heroes, maps, and gameplay that made the original game so compelling,” said Mike Ybarra, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “This is the beginning of an always-on and always-evolving era for the franchise, and a recommitment to serving players with frequent and substantial updates planned well into the future to keep Overwatch 2 fresh and fun for many years to come.”

For more information on today’s announcement, visit PlayOverwatch.com, and tune into the Overwatch 2 Reveal Event livestream on Thursday. Please refer to regional press materials for local details.

Source: Blizzard PR

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This post was written by Jack Longman

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