Overwatch 2 Release Date Slated for Spring Report Claims

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Overwatch 2 has been highly anticipated for some time. Now it seems that it might be launching as early as Spring 2022.

There's no doubt that Blizzard are looking to get Overwatch 2 out as soon as possible, it's a guaranteed seller and it's in their best interest. But a potential release date for the sequel has been somewhat elusive. A report from Dexerto, however, claims that Blizzard is aiming to release the game before Summer 2022.

An internal Activision Blizzard source stated in the report that "the dev team has been told to lock in the features the game has, get it fixed and get it shipped. We’re looking to get it out before the Summer of 2022.” This is no doubt great news for Overwatch fans, who finally have more of a timeline for the release.

An additional source cited by Dexerto claims that Blizzard hopes to release the game in Q2 2022, which would schedule it between April 1 and June 30. This timeframe would also coincide with the anniversary of Overwatch's initial release six years ago, on May 3.

What Features Are Coming to Overwatch 2?

Overwatch 2 is set to bring a variety of new content and features, including new maps, heroes, and a major engine upgrade. It's no doubt that expectations will be sky high for this sequel, with fans looking for enhancements to the core gameplay as well as new modes to get stuck into. The game is due to feature PvE story missions and introduce a Talent system to the game. The PvP mode is also set to change from 6v6 to 5v5, with roles limited to one tank, two damage, and two support.

A concrete release date has yet to be confirmed by Blizzard, but perhaps fans can rest a little easier knowing that Overwatch 2 isn't too far away.