The Overwatch 2 developers have once again made it clear to fans that Overwatch 1 will no longer be around when Overwatch 2 is released in October 2022 – and the sequel will completely replace it.
The team behind Overwatch 2 has answered fan questions about the franchise and sequel to Overwatch, which will be released in 2022, in their Ask Me Anything series on Reddit. The developers confirmed an aspect that was already somewhat announced, but never made clear: Overwatch 1 disappears completely when Overwatch 2 disappears
Early access is mainly related to the lack of a PvE campaign
“We use the term ‘early access’ to indicate that this is just the beginning of many new things that will come into play.”the developers write in the question thread. “We are releasing new heroes, maps and features, but there are more of these seasonal features coming – every 9 weeks. We recently released a roadmap detailing some of this content: A new champion is coming in Season 1 as well as in Season 2. A new map in Season 2. Also, larger parts of the game that have always been a part of OW2’s vision will be released as part of the live service, including the introduction of the PvE campaign in 2023.
If OW2 is on October 4 2022 It will be launched, it will be a replacement for the current live service.“
No more 6v6 rounds, Overwatch client 1 disappears in October 2022
In this sense, Overwatch 2 will replace the previous game client, and you will not be able to switch between the different versions. It has long been known that in the sequel, PvP rounds will be switched to 5v5 with only one tank. The term Early Access basically means that the PvE component will not be in the game yet when you are allowed to start on October 4, 2022.
While a lot of Overwatch 1 content will still be a part of Overwatch 2 (like heroes and maps), some activities won’t be there at all. Above all, 6v6 matches where 12 players are split into two teams. How do you like this? Should these modes – even if only in small parts – remain in the game? Or hardly anyone will miss it? Write to us in the comments!
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