20 Feb 2021 2:48 PM +00:00

Everything we know about Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon

Overwatch has been out for over five years now, releasing back in 2016! It's hard to think it's been that long, but now fans are looking forwards to new information about Overwatch 2.

The fast-paced first-person hero shooter has remained a hit with players ever since its release.

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LATEST - More News Coming Next Month

Fans of Overwatch had to wait 15 long months to hear any news regarding the upcoming Overwatch 2.

But, it should be a lot less time between updates now, with the next one coming as early as next month.

The game's director Jeff Kaplan told IGN that,

“We definitely want to be more communicative. And our plan is not to go dark for an extended period of time. In fact, we were discussing as recently as yesterday the opportunity of there maybe being some cool stuff we could talk about in March or April to keep people updated and to keep people going. So it's very front-and-center in our mind to communicate more.”

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BlizzCon 2021 Reveals: Talent Trees, Story Mode

BlizzCon 2021 has revealed a ton about Overwatch 2 and what players can expect come launch day.

This includes a story mode, talent trees for each character, new pve systems to level your characters up, and plenty more!

Check out one of the new Overwatch 2 map trailers below:

Release Date

No release date has been officially announced yet, but during a financial call in February 2021, Blizzard told investors that neither Overwatch 2 or Diablo 4 were likely to be released in 2021, meaning we should see the new game in 2022.

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Platforms

Overwatch is currently available on PC via Battle.net, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

The game is also playable on the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S via backwards compatibility.

While unconfirmed, we will likely see Overwatch 2 on all of these platforms too, with the Switch version releasing later on as Blizzard work to make the new entry in the series run on weaker hardware.

Trailer

Check out both the Announcement Cinematic trailer and Gameplay trailer for Overwatch 2 below.

BlizzCon 2021

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BlizzCon is due to take place from February 19th-20th and will feature new online events got games such as World of Warcraft, Diablo, and of course Overwatch 2.

BlizzCon 2021's Opening Ceremony kicks off at 23:00 CET on February 19th.

READ MORE: BlizzCon 2021: Top 5 Things We Want To See

Below, we've listed when you should tune in depending on your time-zone.

  • 14:00 PT
  • 17:00 ET
  • 22:00 GMT / UTC
  • 23:00 CET
  • 01:00 ( Next Day ) MSK
  • 07:00 ( Next Day ) JST
  • 08:00 ( Next Day ) AEST
  • 09:00 ( Next Day ) ACT
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Ahead of the event, Blizzard has posted the schedule for the events so fans know exactly when to tune in.

Heroes

Not much information has been revealed when it comes to the Heroes and maps for the game.

We can expect to find out a lot more during the BlizzCon 2021 event.

Overwatch Heroes Key Art Promo
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But, we do know that skins, emotes etc from Overwatch 1 will carry over to Overwatch 2.

And Overwatch 1 players will be able to play alongside Overwatch 2 players on the brand new maps.

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Maps

Some new maps will be coming with Overwatch 2 introducing new environmental factors like weather and local unique visuals like different Sun animations.

These new maps include New York, Rome, and more!

Check out the Overwatch 2 Rome map trailer below:

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