Overwatch 2 is launching in early access on October 4 as a free-to-play title, Blizzard has announced.
At launch, players will have an opportunity to get their hands on the newest tank hero to join the roster, the ruthless Australian-born ruler of Junkertown: the Junker Queen.
More details on the Junker Queen, Overwatch 2’s live service model and seasonal content plan, and the upcoming closed beta testing will be shared during a livestream on Thursday, June 16, at 10:00 PT.
“We can’t wait to roll out the beginning of the Overwatch 2 experience on October 4 and introduce an exciting new competitive vision, featuring amazing new content and a reimagining of the iconic heroes, maps, and gameplay that made the original game so compelling,” said Mike Ybarra, President of Blizzard Entertainment.
“This is the beginning of an always-on and always-evolving era for the franchise, and a recommitment to serving players with frequent and substantial updates planned well into the future.