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Xbox News: Welcome to Overwatch 2

The day has come! Overwatch 2 has just launched as a new free-to-play experience for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Whether you’re a new or returning player, you can choose from 35 unique heroes and team up in 5v5 battles on 22 beautiful maps across the globe. Jump into six distinct game modes today and get ready for new and returning limited-time modes and events later this season.


Familiar Faces, New Skills and All-New Heroes


Learn about reworks to the original Overwatch cast and check out the newest heroes added to Overwatch 2 on Overwatch.com and here on Xbox Wire. Sojourn, Junker Queen and Kiriko are the latest additions to the roster and are ready to play today!

It’s time to experience some of your favorite heroes in new and different ways! Role Passives have been added for Tank, Damage, and Support heroes that allows for more depth and gameplay strategies. With over 44,000 new lines of dialog, you’ll always be hearing and learning something new about our heroes.

We’re keeping it fresh through our updated game engine, where all heroes are overhauled with updated appearances, VFX, and revamped combat sound design.


Experience More than Ever Before with New Features


Overwatch 2 introduces a collection of new gameplay experiences to dive into. Check out the below for more details:

  • Battle Pass: Starting Season 1, players can progress through the new Battle Pass system just by playing the game to earn all sorts of rewards. New cosmetic item types have been added such as charms, name cards, souvenirs, titles, and the Mythic skin tier. If you want to amp it up and earn even more exclusive items, the Premium Battle Pass will be available to purchase for 1000 Overwatch Coins or through the Overwatch 2 Watchpoint Pack. For more in-depth details about the Battle Pass, you can check out our blog post.
  • Competitive Mode: Competitive mode has also been updated with changes to skill tier divisions, placement matches, skill decay, competitive rewards, and more. We’ve also introduced a new ping system to make communicating with your team even easier — and without having to speak! These changes are only the beginning as we strive to ensure that competitive play is not only fun, but fair.
  • New Push Game Mode: Today you can finally play the newest core game mode “Push”. In Push, teams will compete on a symmetrical map to take control of a robot in the middle of the map. A team can progress the robot towards enemy lines by staying in perimeter of it, making sure the enemy team does not contest by getting too close. Barricades will be scattered throughout the map which will slow the robot down as it keeps pushing towards the enemy.
  • Six New Maps: Savor breathtaking sights as the fight moves to new locales across Queen Street, Circuit Royal, Midtown, Colosseo, Esperança, and Paraíso. Play all your favorite core game modes in these new and exciting locations. Plus, many existing maps received new daytime and nighttime variants where you can see your favorite areas in a new light.

For more information on the new features listed above, .


Next-Gen Upgrades


Rush into the fray with next-gen features available on Xbox Series X|S! Enjoy high-octane battlefield brawls at 120 FPS at 1080P, or 60 FPS in native 4K, and jump into your matches faster with Xbox Velocity Architecture. Group up with friends across platforms and take your saves to the cloud.


Stand with your Fellow Heroes


Ready to jump into the new era? Download Overwatch 2 for free now on the ! Upgrade your gameplay experience with the Watchpoint Pack, which includes the Season 1 Battle Pass, 7 Legendary Skins, 2000 OW Coins, and more. The future is worth fighting for. Join us!

Overwatch® 2

Blizzard Entertainment


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Xbox One X Enhanced
Overwatch 2 is an always-on and ever-evolving free-to-play, team-based action game set in an optimistic future, where every match is the ultimate 5v5 battlefield brawl. Team up with friends and dive into the reimagined PvP experience as a time-jumping freedom fighter, a beat-dropping battlefield DJ, or one of over 30 other unique heroes as you battle it out around the globe.

35 HEROES, 22 MAPS AND 6 GAME MODES
Lead the charge, ambush your enemies, or aid your allies as one of 35 distinct heroes. Take them into battle across 22 futuristic maps inspired by real-world locations, and master six unique game modes.

SEASON ONE IS NOW LIVE
New heroes, maps, and game modes will be added in seasonal updates every nine weeks. Drop into Season One and unlock the latest hero, Kiriko, and over 20 tiers of completely free rewards on the Battle Pass. Purchase the Premium Battle Pass to unlock even more cosmetic rewards including the all-new Demon Genji Mythic skin, legendary skins, sprays, voice lines, weapon charms, and more!

A mobile phone number must be linked to your Battle.net Account to play Overwatch.

Overwatch® 2: Watchpoint Pack

Blizzard Entertainment Inc.


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$39.99
Get a head start with the Overwatch® 2: Watchpoint Pack, the home base of your new gameplay experience. The pack features everything you need to get started on Day 1!

The pack includes the following Overwatch® 2 in-game content: Season One Premium Battle Pass, 7 Legendary skins (including 2 all-new Space Raider skins), 5 Epic skins, 2000 Overwatch Coins and Overwatch® 2 Player Icon.*

With the Season One Premium Battle Pass you can unlock over 80 tiers of rewards including Mythic Cyber Demon Genji, Legendary Hinotori Kiriko, and more. In addition, as a Season One Premium Battle Pass owner you will automatically receive access to Overwatch’s latest hero Kiriko!**

Includes instant access to Overwatch Legendary Edition.

*Items will be awarded to players that have purchased Overwatch® 2 Watchpoint Pack when Overwatch® 2 launches, actual date subject to change.
**Season One Battle Pass applies to Season One only and will not award access to any future Battle Pass or seasonal/live content. Season One will launch alongside Overwatch® 2 in October 2022.
For more information, please visit https://playoverwatch.com.

A mobile phone number must be linked to your Battle.net Account to play Overwatch.

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