Overwatch 2 is set to release in just a few days for all major platforms, but instead of being a full-priced AAA title, the sequel to the critically acclaimed first-person team-based hero shooter will be free-to-play, ditching loot boxes entirely.
Although loot boxes are gone, don't think Blizzard is missing out on any cash from players. There will be a paid Battle Pass that gets gamers the new characters immediately, like Kiriko; however, for those that want to go the free route, there will be a Battle Pass available for no charge, but players will need to grind for character unlocks.Unfortunately, for those that want to keep playing Overwatch 1 when the sequel launches, it'll be impossible. Blizzard is set to shut down Overwatch 1's servers about two days before the launch of Overwatch 2, specifically on October 2, 2022. (This might be October 3 in some territories outside the US).
The developers are planning for there to be at least 27 hours of downtime.Overwatch 2 Reveals Legendary Skins and More Coming With Battle PassOn October 4, the Overwatch game icon on players' consoles will prompt them to download and install Overwatch 2, as it's basically replacing the first game entirely.
Thanks to all the character reworks and the change from 6v6 to 5v5,Overwatch 2 is a completely different beast. Before Overwatch 2 usurps its predecessor in two weeks, Overwatch fans can check out the Last Chance event currently going on.Read more on gamerant.com