Overwatch Season 22 End Date is expected to happen in the first week of July.
The last two competitive seasons ended on a Thursdays after running for two months. We can expect Season 22 to potentially end July 9, giving players the weekend to jumpstart Season 23.
Overwatch Season 22 End Date: When Does it End?
In a developer update, Director Jeff Kaplan announced that in Season 23, Competitive Open Queue will run concurrently with Competitive Role Queue. In Open Queue, you don't choose a role before queuing for a game. You're free to pick whomever and go wild. It was how the game was played before Role Queue replaced it in Season 18.
Open Queue is currently an arcade mode, and has proven to be more popular than expected. The game will still be balanced around Role Queue, but players will have the choice to play Competitive Open Queue like the early days of Overwatch.
With Overwatch 2 on the horizon, there won't be any new Heroes introduced to the game until that launches. Echo is confirmed to be the last new Hero until Overwatch 2.
Season 23 won't have anything particularly out of the ordinary, but Competitive Open Queue should get some players back into the game for some wacky old school fun. As the game will be balanced around Role Queue, we can only imagine what broken compositions will reign in Open Queue.