As Overwatch 2’s Early Access launch draws closer, so does the game’s very first season. From new maps and modes to an all-new Battle Pass system, here’s a full rundown of everything coming in Overwatch 2 Season 1.
Six years after the launch of the first game and three years since its reveal, surveillance 2 is very real and finally locked down for an Early Access release. As part of the highly anticipated follow-up, the Free-to-play titles will now feature a true seasonal model for the first time in the history of the series.
This means that new content is guaranteed to arrive on a regular basis with new heroes, maps, and of course lots of cosmetic items with each passing season.
To kick things off, without wasting any time, Season 1 has already been fully revealed. So before we get started, here is a full breakdown of everything you need to know about Overwatch 2 Season 1.
- Overwatch 2 season 1 release date
- What’s coming in Season 1 of Overwatch 2?
- Three new heroes in Season 1
- Six Map & Push game mode in Season 1
- New cosmetics & first Mythic skin
- Overwatch 2 Season 1 Battle Pass
Overwatch 2 Season 1 Release Date
Overwatch 2 Season 1 is scheduled to launch the same day the game launches in Early Access Tuesday, October 4, 2022.
Once players jump into the game’s release build, all relevant Season 1 content will be live immediately, including maps, heroes, and of course the Season’s Battle Pass.
This first season is expected to last a total of nine weeks, extending from October 4, 2022 to December 6, 2022.
What’s coming in Season 1 of Overwatch 2?
Three new heroes arrive at launch
Until Overwatch 2 is fully released later this year, there will be a 930-day gap between new hero releases. However, the long wait will be rewarded with three new characters at once, rather than just a single addition.
visit, squire queenand one yet to reveal support hero should all appear at the very beginning of Season 1.
Many have already lent a hand visit through the initial Overwatch 2 Beta while squire queen scheduled to debut before launching in the second phase of testing from June 28th.
As for the definitive new debut, details remain scarce, although fans think so tease early of the mysterious support has already appeared in the latest trailer.
Six new maps & push game mode
In addition to the release of Overwatch 2, Season 1 also brings six new maps and a brand new game mode to Push.
Nearly three years after its reveal, Push is finally making its full debut as a core gametype in Season 1. As you’d expect, the unique objective requires a number of specially created maps, so we can at least pin down a handful of the upcoming layouts.
While it’s unclear at the time of writing what to expect from all six maps on day one, below is a possible list of what could be arriving based on the latest trailers and early beta testing:
- Circuit Royal (Escort)
- Midtown (Hybrid)
- Rio de Janeiro (Hybrid)
- Colosseum (Push)
- New Queen Street (Push)
- Portugal (TB)
We’ll be sure to keep you posted here as more details emerge on the new maps coming to Overwatch 2’s first season.
New cosmetics & first Mythic skin
A selection of new cosmetic items will be introduced as part of Season 1. While a few familiar items like sprays and voice lines are in the mix, a bunch of brand new additions are also on the way.
Arguably the biggest change at the launch of Overwatch 2 is the first Mythic skin. Rarer than Legendary, Mythics not only offers drastic changes for select heroes, but also a new form of customization never seen before.
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Mythic skins allow players to customize important details to optimize their appearance. Whether it’s alternative footwear or different hair colors, there’s a lot to tweak with these new cosmetics.
The very first Battle Pass
For the first time in Overwatch, Season 1 marks the arrival of a new Battle Pass system. Players can earn a range of free and premium rewards throughout the season simply by playing the game and progressing through the Battle Pass.
From new hero skins to weapon charms, emotes, sprays and more, a wide range of content is available.
Beginning with Season 1, new Battle Passes cost 1,000 points of a new virtual currency. Exactly what that means in real money is still unclear, but if Activision’s Call of Duty model gets anything up and running, roughly the equivalent of $10 seems like a safe bet.
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While the specifics are yet to be finalized, what we do know for sure is that the developers, as developers, are planning a “variety of challenges for players to participate in to further their Battle Pass.” confirmed in a Reddit AMA. Don’t worry though, because these challenges don’t force you into a specific hero just to get the job done.
So that’s all you need to know about Season 1 of Overwatch 2. As it’s still early days, be sure to keep checking back in the coming weeks for more details as we get closer to launch.
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