The Overwatch 2 Starwatch event is happening from May 9 to 22! Everything you need to know about it.

It's time to pick a side. Will you fight with the powerful Infinite Empire or the Watchers who are rebelling against them? The Overwatch 2 Starwatch event is happening soon! Here's the countdown for it alongside the schedule, what to expect, and more.

Countdown

Overwatch 2 Starwatch countdown

Here is the live event countdown. The game's updates typically kick off at 11 a.m. PDT. The release time is the same for everyone as well. As for the schedule, this Starwatch event will run from May 9 to May 22.

Overwatch 2 Starwatch skins (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Overwatch 2 Starwatch skins (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

What is Starwatch in Overwatch 2?

Starwatch is a four-versus-four game mode in Overwatch 2. It involves four capture points for players to either attack or defend depending on their allegiance to either the Infinite Empire or the Watchers. If you're on the Watchers' side, then you join Bonebreaker Doomfist to rescue Droid 3CHO. In this game mode, Bonebreaker Doomfist is an NPC that backs up your team.

Galactic Emperor Sigma (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Galactic Emperor Sigma (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Meanwhile, the Infinite Empire is led by Galactic Emperor Sigma. Players on this team have powerful laser turrets to aid them in their defense. There are special mechanics in Starwatch as well. When shot at, gravity implosion barrels pull players into them.

"When the final point is reached, the gravity can fail, causing all players to float up in the air. And if you fall, don't fret because you'll be able to pick up teammates to get them back in the fight," according to a video posted by the official Overwatch Twitter account.

Overwatch 2 Starwatch event information (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Overwatch 2 Starwatch event information (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Overwatch 2 Starwatch skins

This event also has a bunch of special skins dedicated to it. Skins include ones for Doomfist, Sigma, Wrecking Ball, Lucio, Bastion, Winston, Ashe, Mercy, Echo, Brigitte, D.Va, Sojourn, Soldier: 76, and Torbjorn.

Below are screenshots of the skins that are obtainable through the Season 4 Battle Pass.

Space Prince Lucio skin (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Infinite Annihilator Bastion skin (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Extraterrestrial Winston skin (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Intergalactic Smuggler Ashe skin (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Bonebreaker Doomfist skin (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Infinite Seer Mercy skin (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Galactic Emperor Sigma skin (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

The other skins were teased in the Season 4 trailer and a video posted on Twitter. Here is the list of every Overwatch 2 Starwatch skin and how to get them!

  • Asteroid Wrecking Ball
  • Annihilator Bastion
  • Infinite Seer Mercy
  • Space Prince Lucio
  • Extraterrestrial Winston
  • Intergalactic Smuggler Ashe
  • Bonebreaker Doomfist
  • Galactic Emperor Sigma
  • 3CH-0 Echo
  • Starship Engineer Torbjorn
  • Infinite Guard Soldier: 76
  • Infinite Ace D.Va
  • Infinite Admiral Sojourn
  • Royal Captain Brigitte
  • Starwatch Baptiste Skin
Overwatch 2 Starwatch screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Overwatch 2 Starwatch screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

That's all for now. Stay tuned on esports.gg for more news and updates!

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