Overwatch 2 is now 5v5 and went live on October 4. Here’s all you need to know about the game
Activision Blizzard announced Overwatch 2 during Blizzcon 2018. The sequel to the popular FPS game has been a long time coming, but it finally went live on October 4. Overwatch 2 includes new heroes, maps, game modes and more for free. Here's all we know about Overwatch 2 - whether it is free to play and how to download Overwatch 2
With improved graphics, an amazing Kiriko soundtrack and better performance, Overwatch 2 definitely seems like an upgrade to the original game. Players can move their items and progression to Overwatch 2. They will not lose their progress and stats and can continue playing the different Overwatch 2 game modes
Do we have to buy Overwatch 2?
Overwatch 2 is free to play. Existing users will get the game via an in-client update on Battle.net. New players
can install the game fresh but they will not have access to all heroes at the very beginning. With minimal system requirements, Overwatch 2
is accessible to almost all players.
While existing Overwatch 1 players will have all the heroes unlocked, including the new heroes of Kiriko and Junker Queen, new players will not. Players that will play Overwatch for the first time will have a select few heroes unlocked. To unlock the rest of the heroes, new players have to invest time to unlock the various tiers of the free battle pass.
How to download Overwatch 2?
Overwatch 2 is free to play and anyone can play the game. There's no Overwatch 2 beta key and anyone with a PC or console can access the game. If you have a console account you have to link your console account and battle.net account
as Overwatch 2 is playable only with a battle.net account. Here's how to download Overwatch 2 and get started.