Overwatch 2 was announced what feels like a lifetime ago and updates on the development of the title have been few and far between over the last two years - however, it is still in the works and Overwatch 2 is still coming out. We just don't know when it's coming out exactly - just yet, anyway. Here's the latest information and we'll keep you updated with more when it becomes available.
When is Overwatch 2 actually coming out?
At the moment, there's no information that would suggest Overwatch 2 is coming out anytime soon. Blizzard has only released a handful of Development Updates regarding Overwatch 2 over the years but there's nothing in any of them that mention a release date. This isn't the most unusual thing but it doesn't bode well for fans hoping to see Overwatch 2 in the new year - or 2022 at all.
The most recent look at Overwatch 2's content was on October 25th, 2021, which you can check out below:
As you can see, it's a look at one of Overwatch 2's new maps - which will also supposedly be available in Overwatch - but it doesn't mention a lot of details at all.
At the moment, all we know is that Overwatch 2 is due to release at some point in the middle of 2022. We know that's quite generic, but Blizzard just isn't being specific and there isn't anything to suggest anything specific out there.
With that being said, we could see Overwatch 2 launch on the Overwatch Anniversary - Blizzard celebrate the event each year with an in-game event and this could be a good date to aim for in terms of the release of the sequel.
Overwatch launched on May 24th, 2016 - so we could see Overwatch 2 coming out on the same day in 2022. At the very least, this would be the perfect time for a development update and an announcement of an official release date.
We should see Blizzard drip-feed teasers and information throughout the next few months, but we don't think we're going to see anything solid in terms of information about when Overwatch 2 is coming out anytime soon.