What Time Does Overwatch 2 Go Live? – Answered

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October 4 is right around the corner, and players are eagerly awaiting for the release of Overwatch 2, Activision Blizzard’s sequel to their explosive 2016 hero-shooter. Introducing new heroes, maps, game modes, and transitioning into a free-to-play game, Overwatch 2 shakes its long-standing meta up a bit with balance changes and 5v5 team modes in place of the former 6v6 modes. If you want to jump in the minute it launches, read on to learn what time Overwatch 2 goes live, and how you can be prepared for its launch.

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What Time Does Overwatch 2 Go Live? – Answered

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According to Activision Blizzard, Overwatch 2 is scheduled to be live worldwide at approximately 12pm PT on October 4 for PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.

Players who log in to Overwatch 2 at any time during Season One will receive two new heroes, Junker Queen and Sojourn, automatically. This applies both to new players and returning players. Additionally, players who own the original Overwatch will also receive a third new hero, Kiriko, through their Founder’s Pack.

Launch Checklist For Overwatch 2

Make sure you’re ready to play Overwatch 2 the moment it goes live by taking a few proactive steps before launch.

  • Create Your Battle.net Account
  • Activate SMS Protection
    • All players must attach an eligible cell phone number to their Battle.net accounts to play. Check out our guide on SMS Protection to get started.
  • Pre-Download Overwatch 2
    • Get ahead of the curve and ensure you’re ready to play the moment servers go live by pre-downloading Overwatch 2. For more information, check out our guide on How to Preload Overwatch 2.
  • Merge Your Accounts
    • Since Overwatch 2 launches with cross-progression, you may want to merge your accounts into a single profile. Check out our guide on merging your Overwatch accounts to learn how.

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