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Overwatch 2 Launch Time | WePC


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Updated: Sep 28, 2022 10:15 am


What is the Overwatch 2 Release Time? When can you expect to be able to play Overwatch 2?

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We take a look at what we know and give you the answer to all your questions.

What Is The Overwatch 2 Release Time?

The Overwatch 2 Release Time is as follows:

Existing PC Users and Watchpoint Pack Owners can pre-download at 1:30 PM PDT on September 30th.

Existing Console Players Can Pre-Download on October 4th at 9:00 AM PDT.

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New players can do this at 12:00 PM PDT on October 4th.

After the Overwatch 2 release time, you’re able to play to your heart’s content, or at least until the first batch of system maintenance inevitably happens. For already existing Overwatch 1 players, this will be the start of the end for them, as Overwatch 1 shuts down on October 2nd prior to the launch of Overwatch 2.

Will Overwatch 2 Be Free?

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Overwatch 2 will be free, but with the caveat of two different battle passes being available. There’s both the standard battle pass, free to everybody and the premium battle pass, which includes the following:

  • Immediate access to Kiriko
  • 20% XP Battle Pass Boost
  • 1 Mythic Skin
  • 5 Legendary Skins and 1 Epic Skin
  • 3 Play of the Game Intros
  • 4 Weapon Charms
  • 3 Emotes
  • 3 Souvenirs
  • 6 Poses
  • 6 Name Cards
  • 30+ additional cosmetic rewards

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This is the first batch of content for the premium battle pass too, with more expected to come further down the line. It’s unclear if this is a baseline for content coming though, or if the quality of content here is at all indicative of what we might be getting further down the line.

Overwatch 2 FAQs

What Is The Overwatch 2 Release Time?

Existing PC Users and Watchpoint Pack Owners can pre-download at 1:30 PM PDT on September 30th.

Existing Console Players Can Pre-Download October 4th at 9:00 AM PDT.

New players can do this 12:00 PM PDT October 4th.

Will Overwatch 2 Be Free?

Yes, and already existing Overwatch Players will get access to the following:

  • Immediate access to Kiriko
  • 20% XP Battle Pass Boost
  • 1 Mythic Skin
  • 5 Legendary Skins and 1 Epic Skin
  • 3 Play of the Game Intros
  • 4 Weapon Charms
  • 3 Emotes
  • 3 Souvenirs
  • 6 Poses
  • 6 Name Cards
  • 30+ additional cosmetic rewards


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