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Overwatch 2 no loot boxes roadmap Season One and Two

Overwatch 2 received an October 4 release date a few days ago, and Blizzard has now followed up with a bunch of additional information about the shooter. The company has passed along details regarding its free-to-play nature, the fact that there won’t be loot boxes, the roadmap, and Season One and Two.

Here’s the full rundown:

Overwatch 2 release date

Overwatch 2 has a release date, and Blizzard has revealed that it will launch on October 4, 2022 in early access. Switch owners will be happy to hear that the title is also still releasing on Nintendo’s console.

Overwatch 2 features a new five-versus-five multiplayer format with cross-platform play and cross-platform progression. Blizzard says the game’s PvP “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.”

Overwatch 2 delayed

Posted on 9 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 0 comments

Overwatch 2 has been delayed, with the title now looking like it may not be ready until at least 2023.

Speaking about the move, Activision Blizzard said during an investor presentation today:

Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2 was announced a couple of years ago, and the project is slowly coming along. You may remember that when the initial reveal took place, the game was confirmed for Switch. The good news is that nothing has changed on that front, and now we have a slight update from technical director John Lafleur.

During a Reddit AMA a little while back, Lafleur commented on the Switch version of Overwatch 2. While Blizzard is “working hard to make sure all of our platforms get the best experience, even in PvE”, when it comes to Nintendo’s console, he did admit that the hardware “is a little more challenging than some, and we’ll have to make some compromises there.”

Lafleur’s full words:

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Overwatch 2 was unveiled at the end of 2019, but we haven’t seen the game since then. Blizzard finally provided a substantial update during BlizzConline today.

The team at Blizzard published a lengthy behind the scenes video that dives into the development process and gives players a sneak peek at the game. We’ve included it below.

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Game Informer has posted a new video with Overwatch 2 lead writer Michael Chu. Below, Chu explains the setting of the story experience and the philosophy of the writing team as they head into untested waters with fan-favorite characters.

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Game Informer recently caught up with Jeff Kaplan from the Overwatch team to answer questions about the series’ future and more. Check out the full video below.

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GameSpot has shown off the new PVP mode “Push” in Overwatch 2 with several minutes of footage. Check out the gameplay below.

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Game Informer has posted some of the first footage from Overwatch 2’s PVE story experience. Get a look at the gameplay below.

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Update: During a panel at BlizzCon, director Jeff Kaplan confirmed that Overwatch 2 will be on Switch. There’s still no word on a release window at this time.

Original: Overwatch just launched on Switch last month, but the game itself has been out for awhile. At BlizzCon today, Blizzard announced big plans for the IP by revealing Overwatch 2.

There hasn’t been much news to go on as far as when Overwatch 2 is releasing and what platforms it’ll be on. However, we’ve now been able to download a fact sheet that lists the title for Switch in addition to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. There is no release window at this time.

Here’s the full announcement for Overwatch 2, along with the fact sheet and trailers:

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