As we know, the arrival of Overwatch 2 also means the definitive closure of the first Overwatchhowever, the conclusion of the first will not happen precisely at the same time as the launch of the second, with Blizzard having specified one exact date regarding the end of the first Overwatch.
According to the developers, the Overwatch closing date will be October 2, 2022although this depends on the time zone, which therefore could mean October 3 in some areas.
“About a day before the launch of Overwatch 2, we will shut down the Overwatch 1 servers,” Blizzard’s Jon Spector told Eurogamer.net.
“This means, from a practical point of view, that October 2 is truly the last day that Overwatch 1 will be possible to play. There will then be a period of downtime of about 27 hours that we have planned to fix the launch of the Overwatch 2 servers, which will happen soon after. “
Plus, those who switch between them will be able to do so fairly smoothly: “We’ll give current Overwatch players the ability to download Overwatch 2 a little. before launch, if they want to pre-load. There are also a couple of things we will ask players to do to better prepare themselves, “Spector explained.” We will share a kind of launch list, which will tell users what to do to get ready for Overwatch 2, so that make a smooth transition as early as October 4th, when we launch the game. “CopyAMP code.
We already knew Overwatch 2 would replace the first Overwatch, but apparently there will be a transition period between one and the other. In the meantime, we have received details on the free and premium Battle Pass, with content, price and operation of the system.