Overwatch 2 Enters Early Access This October

Free To Play Overwatch


Overwatch fans have been waiting for any news on the confusing sequel to the popular hero shooter. We got some big news today during Microsoft’s Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase. Overwatch 2 will launch October 4th in early access.

What exactly that means is hard to say until we really understand what Overwatch 2 is. It’s sort of a sequel, with new characters, new maps, and new modes. All of this will be available in an update to the original game though and while a purchase may be needed for some cosmetics, everyone will be playing together. Even new players will be able to jump in as Overwatch 2 is now announced as a free to play title, a big change for the series.

Will the other parts of the game, such as the player vs enemy portion previously announced, be available October 4th? Hard to say but I wouldn’t bet on it. What does seem like it will be there though is the newly announced Junker Queen character. Check out a trailer for Overwatch 2 below. Fans on Xbox, PC, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch will all be able to enjoy crossplay and cross progression later this year.

Andrew Thornton
Andrew has been writing about video games for nearly twenty years, contributing to publications such as DarkStation, Games Are Fun, and the E-mpire Ltd. network. He enjoys most genres but is always pulled back to classic RPG's, with his favorite games ever including Suikoden II, Panzer Dragoon Saga, and Phantasy Star IV. Don't worry though, he thinks new games are cool too, with more recent favorites like Hades, Rocket League, and Splatoon 2 stealing hundreds of hours of his life. When he isn't playing games he's often watching classic movies, catching a basketball game, or reading the first twenty pages of a book before getting busy and forgetting about it.

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