Overwatch 2 has been a Blizzard release fans have looked forward to since 2019, but it's been recently revealed that the game won't arrive until 2022.
Here's what we know so far about Overwatch 2, its release date, trailers, and what we can expect at Blizzcon 2021.
Overwatch 2 Release Date Pushed to 2022
The first hype for Overwatch 2 started in 2019 when Blizzard published the Overwatch 2 Gameplay Trailer.
Because of this trailer, fans have been waiting for Overwatch 2 to launch for years, and there's only a longer wait in store, as Blizzard have just revealed the game won't arrive until 2022.
Overwatch 2 Trailer
The Overwatch 2 Gameplay Trailer was massive in generating excitement for Blizzard's next big FPS release.
You can watch the trailer below:
Since this trailer's release, however, fans have been kept on a string with radio silence from Blizzard on the game's development. While that's now ended, it wasn't in a good way.
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Overwatch 2 at Blizzcon 2021
We expected to hear big things for Overwatch 2 at Blizzcon 2021, and this still might be the case.
But while fans expected Overwatch 2 to be announced as a late 2021 release, however, it seems instead we'll get yet another trailer to excite fans for another year of waiting around.
In the meantime, it seems Activision-Blizzard are more preoccupied with other titles like Call of Duty Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, Modern Warfare, and the next Call of Duty game which has been confirmed for a Q4 2021 release.
Overwatch fans have soured on the massive sequel as it seems to be consistently put on the backburner in favor of other releases.
While this news is unfortunate, it at least gives Overwatch fans some definitive expectations for Overwatch 2 and its release date. Even if it isn't the news they wanted to hear.