Blizzard unveiled Overwatch 2 gameplay yesterday, allowing fans to see 5v5 action on three different maps. Fans of the series are wondering when Overwatch 2 will be released after seeing the video. Here you’ll find the most up-to-date information on the game’s release date, as well as an explanation of the changes from 6v6 to 5v5.
Tank players are reportedly concerned about the game’s future in 5v5 due to the removal of the second tank slot. Although there are some worried fans and teams, there are also a lot of people who are looking forward to the game.
The most recent release date information for Overwatch 2 can be found below.
EXPLAINED OVERWATCH 2 5V5 CHANGES
One of the updates in Overwatch 2 is the conversion of 6v6 fights to 5v5 PvP.
While fans have expressed their desire for improvements in the sequel, 5v5 PvP in Overwatch 2 has caused some concern.
This is because the shift eliminates the second tank slot from each team, leaving teams with one tank, two DPS, and two support members.
During yesterday’s gameplay stream, Overwatch game director Aaron Keller clarified the move by saying that “tanks can be troublesome.”
Per Polygon, Keller said that the removal of one tank will simplify everything and allow “players to understand everything that’s happening around them and make better choices because of it”.
He also said that Blizzard had tested other team compositions such as 4v4 and 7v7, but that they hope 5v5 will make the sequel easier for both players and viewers to understand and get into.
WHEN WILL OVERWATCH 2 BE RELEASED?
The release window for Overwatch 2 appears to be 2022.
Overwatch 2 has yet to be given an official release date, but according to a February earnings call, it will not be released in 2021.
On April 29th, Aaron Keller told Gamespot that the game’s production is in the “mid-cycle.”
There’s been many predictions as to when the title will launch, and some believe that the sequel will release in August to Fall 2022.