Overwatch 2 will be free to play

The Overwatch 2 release date has also been announced

Overwatch 2 Launch
Overwatch 2 to launch on October 4

Overwatch 2, the sequel to Blizzard Entertainment’s successful video game will at long last launch “in early access” allowing users to partially access the game come October 4th.

Will Overwatch 2 be free?

Video gaming enthusiasts would be glad to know that the game follows a free-to-play (F2P) structure and that it will simultaneously have a PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, and Nintendo Switch release.

The game was first announced in 2019, during a rather tumultuous time for the video gaming company. While the original Overwatch was mostly a competitive and traditional team-based first-person shooter with a Team Fortress 2-style role system, Overwatch 2 features co-op play, and according to recent reports, will not be a standard paid title.

Players have the option to select (story-based) game modes and pit themselves against various missions and objectives. Indeed, the main theme of the game lore-wise is the official revival of the eponymous hero organization, with organized coordination as an essential element of strategy.

Overwatch 2 F2P trailer
Screenshot from the Overwatch 2 F2P trailer

October 4th is the official date set for the early access phase during which gamers will be provided with dynamic Overwatch 2 PvP beta content. As for its PVE systems (the feature that was previously heavily marketed), there was no specific mention of it in Blizzard Entertainment’s official press release.

In addition to development updates, the company also announced the latest hero to join the franchise; Junker Queen, the “ruthless Australian-born ruler of Junkertown.” Junker Queen is the 34th hero to be introduced to the franchise while also being the second one to join Overwatch 2 (DPS character, Sojourn being the first Overwatch 2 hero).

Blizzard Entertainment has scheduled an Overwatch 2 Reveal Event Livestream during which gamers will be made privy to details about Junker Queen, the live service model, seasonal content plan, and closed beta testing of the game. Gamers can catch the live stream on Thursday, June 16th at 1 PM ET.

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