Overwatch 2 will completely replace Overwatch when it releases this October as the first entry in the hero shooter series will be rendered unplayable. Developer Blizzard outlined its plans to retire the game after Overwatch 2’s release in a developer AMA on Reddit (opens in new tab).
When asked what the launch of the sequel would mean for Overwatch, game director Aaron Keller was clear: “When [Overwatch 2] launches October 4th and will be a replacement for the current live service.” The release of Overwatch 2 will completely overwrite the original game.
The sequel – with its big balance changes, map changes, and switch from 6v6 to 5v5 combat – will be the only way to play the Overwatch series. The ultimate goal of the game has been a source of confusion for some time.
As PC Gamer(opens in new tab) points out, a tweet(opens in new tab) sent from the Overwatch official account in 2019 states: “Overwatch 1 and Overwatch 2 players will play side-by-side on the same maps,” which suggesting that both games would be live at the same time.
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