Overwatch 2: Early Access Release Date and Everything We Know So Far

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Fans have been waiting for Overwatch 2 for quite some time, and at one point it was believed that the game would never see the light of day.

It was confirmed that an ‘early build’ of Overwatch 2 would be used in the 2022 Overwatch League, giving fans the first bit of good news around the new title in quite some time.

With the hype now starting to grow again for Overwatch 2, here is all of the latest news, rumours, leaks and everything you need to know.

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Update 27th June 2022: Potxeca, a French Overwatch content creator, has reportedly leaked information and possibly confirmed that Mauga will be the new tank hero for Overwatch 2.

Read More: Overwatch 2: Leaks reveal next potential character

Update 24th June 2022: The Overwatch 2 devs explain that the level system will be removed.

Read More: Overwatch 2 is Removing Levels

Update 23th June 2022: More information about the upcoming Overwatch 2 PvP beta has been confirmed by Blizzard.

Read More: Overwatch 2 Confirms Everything That Will Be in the Beta

Update 13th June 2022: Overwatch 2 will be free to play! This news was announced at the recent Xbox event on June 12th 2022.

UPDATE 17th February 2022: A leak surrounding the Nintendo Switch version of the game has now been debunked.

Read More: Overwatch 2: Leak Debunked Regarding Nintendo Switch Release

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UPDATE 13th January 2022: New rumours claim that the mobile version of the game will be downgraded.

Read More: Overwatch 2: Rumours claim that Mobile Version Will Have Graphical Downgrade

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UPDATE 3rd November: Here’s why Overwatch 2 has been delayed AGAIN!

Read More: Overwatch 2: Why Has The Game Been Delayed?

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It was confirmed in early September 2021 that the Overwatch League in 2022 would be played on an ‘early build’ of Overwatch 2.

Read More: Overwatch: League in 2022 will be played on an ‘early’ build of Overwatch 2

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UPDATE September 19th: Jon Spector recently discussed how the new Overwatch 2 build will be implemented in Overwatch League 2022.

Read More: Overwatch 2: Will there be an Overwatch League 2022?

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UPDATE 12th September 2021: Fans have been asking if there will be some major changes to the Heroes in the second game.

Read More: Overwatch 2: Will there be changes to heroes?

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Early Access Release Date

It was confirmed that Overwatch 2 will have early access. This early access will go live on Tuesday 4th October 2022.

Release Date

The actual release date is not yet known for Overwatch 2. We’re expecting that the date will be around mid to late 2022, but we will update as and when we know.

Whenever Blizzard do decide to release the full retail version of the game, it will likely already have been extensively tested by the pro players in the official league, due to the 2022 iteration of the tournament being played on an ‘early build.’

Read more: Overwatch 2: What Is The Release Date?

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The cinematic trailer that was released way back in 2019 indicated that the mainstay characters/heroes from the original game will be returning with graphical updates. Sojourn and Echo are the two Heroes that are expected to be added to the new title.

It was revealed in June 2022 at the Xbox event that the Junker Queen will be the new playable character when the game goes live! This was revealed in the new trailer.

Overwatch 2 has been delayed again


Check out the original cinematic trailer for Overwatch 2 that was released back in 2019 below. Blizzard had the following caption with the video, alluding to the lore that will be part of the new game. They wrote: “Stand together. When Null Sector attacks, Winston assembles a small strike team to fend off the invasion.

“But as hope begins to fade, the team must stand together to overcome the odds”

The developers released a new trailer in June 2022, and you can see this great new trailer down below:


The price for Overwatch 2 has been confirmed, and the gaming community we be buzzing to hear that the game will be launching as a free-to-play early access title on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

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