Overwatch 2 pre-release content is now available for players. Here’s how to download it and if the update will involve a Roadhog rework.
A pre-download is now available for Overwatch 2 players. Here's a quick guide on how to access it and prepare yourself for the upcoming iteration of Blizzard's team-based FPS game. We also go into the possible Roadhog rework that's on the horizon.
How to download Overwatch 2 pre-release content
A new update is coming to Overwatch 2, and players can now pre-download the content ahead of time. Open up the Battle.net launcher and log in to your account. Then, navigate to the Overwatch 2 icon near the top of the launcher and click on it. Next, click on the green "Download Pre-release Content" text that's located under the blue "Play" button.
- Open the Battle.net launcher.
- Log in to your Battle.net account.
- Click the Overwatch 2 icon.
- Press "Download Pre-release Content" located under the "Play" button.
This pre-download content is about 35 MB. It's also version 22.214.171.124.109168.
Overwatch 2 Roadhog rework
Blizzard has not officially revealed what will be in the pre-release content download yet. However, it's possible that it might involve changes to Roadhog. Overwatch 2 game director Aaron Keller hinted at this in a tweet earlier this month. He stated that Roadhog updates may happen in mid to late January.
"Today's balance patch is a bit lighter than usual because some of its planned changes were pulled forward to the mid December patch," Keller wrote on Twitter. "Also, a friendly reminder that the scheduled changes to Roadhog are not part of today’s patch and are slated for mid to late January."
Regular communications arriving soon
As players anticipate what's next for the game, they can also look forward to an improved communication strategy from the Overwatch 2 team. On Jan. 19, Overwatch 2 executive producer Jared Neuss said that there are plans for regular communication updates. These updates will either be on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
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