Overwatch 2 Reveal Event: what you need to know

Junker Queen joins the growing cast with a stylish debut.

Overwatch 2’s Reveal Event offered vital information on the upcoming hero shooter. Overwatch 2 offered a sneak peek during Summer Game Fest, but that was just the beginning. Blizzard shared more of what players can expect in October when the game launches on all platforms. Here are the key points from the Blizzard showcase.

Though the showing was less than an hour, Blizzard crammed the video with information. So much so that we broke down the announcements by date.

Related: Overwatch 2 Early Access is coming in October. PvP is free to play

Overwatch 2 Reveal Event Announcements

The standout changes players can expect when Overwatch 2 launches are shown below, and a link to the Junker Queen Origin Story. Each of the changes below goes live on October 4:

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  • 5v5 replaces 6v6
  • Orisa rework
  • No more loot boxes
  • Battle Pass replaces loot boxes
  • Maps now include day-night variations
  • Seasonal Updates every nine weeks
  • 3D Audio and Dolby Atmos integration
  • 25,000 new voice lines
  • Weapon Charms
  • Junker Queen Origin Story
  • The Wastelander Cinematic

Coming October 4

The following changes launch along with Season 1 on Overwatch 2’s release.

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  • Three new heroes (Sojourn, Junker Queen, Kiriko)
  • Six new maps (including Rio and Portugal)
  • New game mode (Push)
  • 30+ new skins
  • New Mythic skin

Coming December 6

Season 2 launches on December 6. You can expect several more changes after Season 1 ends.

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  • New tank hero and map
  • 30+ new skins
  • New Mythic skin

Overwatch 2: 2023 and Beyond

While Season 3 and beyond aren’t set in stone yet, Blizzard confirmed more updates are coming. You can check which changes will come starting in 2023 below:

Overwatch 2 Junker Queen Cinematic
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  • New heroes, maps, and modes
  • 100+ new skins
  • PvE campaign

Overwatch 2 Roadmap

For an overview of the full Overwatch 2 Roadmap, check the image from Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch 2 Recap page. You’ll have plenty to do when Overwatch 2 debuts, with constant updates keeping things exciting. If you’re interested in playing Overwatch 2 before launch, visit the PvP Beta Sign-up page. Blizzard’s letting a select group try out the game before October.

Overwatch 2 Roadmap
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To see the Overwatch Wasterlander Cinematic and meet the Junker Queen, visit the video below:

For more on Overwatch 2, including info on the full launch, please stick with us at Press SPACE to Jump!

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Tai Hofmann
Tai Hofmann

Writing Lead and Editor for Press SPACE to Jump. My first memory is forcing my parents to play 50-round games of Mario Party on the N64. Now I love games on all platforms and hone in on new releases. Some of my favorite titles include Cuphead, Final Fantasy XIV, God of War, Persona 5, and Super Smash Bros.

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