Publisher and developer Blizzard Entertainment in an interview with the portal Eurogamer has named the exact day of shutting down the servers of its popular multiplayer team shooter Overwatch.
The fact that the original Overwatch will give way to its shareware sequel at the start of its early access, Blizzard said back in June, but until recently did not disclose the details of the transition.
As it became known, Blizzard is going to disable Overwatch about a day before the launch of Overwatch 2 – that is, October 2-3 (depending on the time zone). Then there will be 27 hours of downtime before the start of the servers of the second part.
“This means that, in practical terms, October 2 will be the last day to log in and play Overwatch,” said Jon Spector, commercial director and vice president of the Overwatch franchise.
Blizzard will allow players to download Overwatch 2 in advance. The company will also ask users to complete several actions in preparation for the launch of the sequel. Which ones, will be told later.
Early Access and the first season of Overwatch 2 launch October 4 on PC (Battle.net), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, and Nintendo Switch. There will be no loot boxes in the game, but there will be a battle pass.
Today, September 15th, Blizzard confirmed Kiriko’s appearance in Overwatch 2. Starting with her, all new heroes will need to be unlocked via battle pass promotion (the premium version unlocks the character immediately).
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