As reported earlier, the sequel to Blizzard’s team shooter Overwatch 2 will replace the first part (although initially the company promised that they will continue to exist “in parallel”). So under the new plan, the Overwatch servers were shut down on October 2nd to prepare for the release of Overwatch 2.
The end of Overwatch 1. pic.twitter.com/IhHjmVPZiW
— Frogger (@FroggerOW) October 3, 2022
And it should take place today, October 4 (or already the fifth, if you live in South Korea or Australia). The release time depends on the region, which you can find out from this map.
Unfortunately, Kyiv is not on it, but in Europe, the game servers will “go up” on October 4 at 22:00 for Kyiv. We also have this exact time displayed in the Battle.net launcher.
We will remind you, Overwatch 2 will be distributed according to the free-to-play scheme, Blizzard has also abandoned the use of “loot boxes” and plans to make money from the seasonal battle pass system and an in-game store with “cosmetics”. The game is available on all platforms – PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch.