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Overwatch 2 Will Replace The Original, Making It Unplayable In October

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In October, a new version of Overwatch will take its place, rendering the original game unplayable. At the very least, Blizzard’s next hero shooter will be available for free on all major gaming platforms when it launches in 2019. There is no doubt in my mind that Blizzard’s currently in-beta hero shooter Overwatch 2 will have an impact on the 2016 original. On October 4, the planned sequel will completely replace Overwatch, making the now seven-year-old game completely useless.

People from both games could play together, wasn’t that interesting? 

Please jog my memory, as I am hopeless at keeping track of things. The announcement was made during an Overwatch 2 development team Reddit AMA on June 22. For anyone curious about the Early Access period and what to expect when it goes live this October, this FAQ has plenty of information to help you out. Aaron Keller, the game’s director, was in attendance and answered a question about Early Access. The Reddit user inquired if Overwatch 2’s PvP will be “replaced” by Overwatch 2 or if the game would be shut down entirely.


As Keller explained, “Early Access” refers to the beginning of many new features coming to the game. 

There are new heroes, areas, and features being added to the game right now, but we’ll be adding more every nine weeks.” Season 2 will provide a new hero and a new map, as detailed in our newly revealed content roadmap. PvE campaign will be launched next year as well as larger parts of the game that have always been in the OW2 vision will be delivered as part of its live service. OW2 will replace the current Live Service when it releases on October 4th.”

When Overwatch 2 comes out, it will basically be renamed Overwatch. 

At least Overwatch 2, announced in November 2019, would be free to play, despite what former game director Jeff Kaplan claimed about the two being a “shared multiplayer experience.”

That said, the Overwatch framework, such as the 6v6 arrangement, will be phased out in favour of the new 5v5 matchups in Overwatch 2. At least you’ll be able to continue your progress in the next game.

Blizzard has been contacted by Kotaku for a response.

Overwatch 2 recently held a reveal event where the seasonal roadmap was revealed, no loot boxes were confirmed, and the new tank hero Junker Queen was shown off. All of this is surrounded by Activision Blizzard’s continuing legal issues.

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Q1: When Overwatch 2 is expected to be released?

Starting on June 28th, the beta for Overwatch 2 will be open on all platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. To participate, go to to sign up and choose to participate in the beta.

Q2: Is overwatch free?

In light of the fact that Overwatch 2 will be a free-to-play title, this transfer should be quite painless. Overwatch 2’s 5v5 concept means that 6v6 Overwatch appears to be a thing of the past.

Q3: Will Overwatch 2 be the replacement for Overwatch?

At a recent Reddit AMA, Overwatch 2’s developers announced that whenever it launches. It would completely replace the original game as a live service game. Despite the fact that many Overwatch players are unlikely to care about this. Some will be concerned about the game’s shifting gameplay mechanics.

Q4: What will happen When Overwatch 2 is released ?

As of now, Overwatch 2 will permanently overwrite everything about the original game. And we at PC Gamer remain unconvinced by the switch from 6v6 to 5v5 modes..

Q5: Is Overwatch 2 going to be free for Overwatch 1 owners?

PvP in the full release of Overwatch will be free for anyone who already owns the original game. Windows Central is the source of this information.

Q6: Is there a battle pass in Overwatch 2?

The first season’s premium battle pass is included in the Watchpoint Pack, which also includes benefits like early access to the second beta when it releases next week.

Jennie Marquez

Jennie is a Staff writer, contributor and has been writing about tech for over a decade. Jennie’s work at trendblog is to specialize in phones and tablets, but she also takes on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness, mobile gaming and more. She is based in London, UK.
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