The early build of Overwatch 2 will be used in OWL, which will be launched in April 2022
At the 2019 BlizzCon, “Overwatch 2” was officially announced. Since then, the specific release time has not been determined, but the project seems to have made considerable progress. According to PC Gamer, Activision Blizzard officials have informed that the next season of the “Overwatch League” will be launched in April 2022. This season will use the “early build” of “Overwatch 2”.
Due to a series of recent issues with Activision Blizzard, there have been rumors that the Overwatch League may be suspended for a year. However, Jon Spector, the vice president of the Overwatch League, also posted a similar message on Twitter, denying the rumors of suspension. And said that it will provide the 2022 schedule soon, and will share more details before April 2022.
An e-sports game was used for game competition before it was officially released. This is probably the first time. Some people may think it can play a good role in publicity, but it seems to reflect the current chaotic state of Activision Blizzard. The official release time of “Overwatch 2” has not yet been determined, and there are rumors that it will be launched in the second quarter of 2022.
In the future, in the standard PvP game mode of “Overwatch 2”, each team will have a tank character. It means that from the current 6V6 of “Overwatch” to 5V5, this is a considerable adjustment, and it is a test for the current e-sports players and teams.
Since the official announcement of Overwatch 2 in 2019, game director Jeff Kaplan and lead screenwriter Michael Chu have both left the development team. At the end of 2016, Jeff Kaplan took the stage on behalf of the Overwatch team and received the “Game of the Year” at The Game Awards 2016.