|Digital Release||PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
May 24, 2016
October 15, 2019
|Delisting||June 16, 2022 - Removed From Sale
October 03, 2022 - Server Shutdown
|Available On||None (As Overwatch)
As Overwatch 2
PlayStation 4, 5
Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
|Links||Overwatch homepage (Archive)|
Overwatch was shut down on October 03, 2022, and was essentially replaced by Overwatch 2 the following day.
By June 16, 2022, Overwatch was quietly delisted from digital stores and was replaced by the Overwatch 2: Watchpoint Pack. On June 22nd, members from the Overwatch team took to Reddit for an AMA where Game Director Aaron Keller confirmed, “When OW2 launches on Oct 4th it will be a replacement for the current Live Service”.
Community Manager Jodie confirmed during the AMA that Overwatch skins will come into Overwatch 2 from all platforms with cross progression. Jon Spector, Vice President for Overwatch, added that Overwatch credits will come into Overwatch 2 as well but that not all new content will be purchasable with original Overwatch currency.
Spector also laid out the details on existing lootboxes, stating that “we are not transitioning loot boxes into Overwatch 2, and ahead of launch, any unopened loot boxes will be automatically opened with your account receiving all the contents directly”. Loot boxes were later confirmed to be discontinued on August 30th.
Robert Purchese of Eurogamer eventually confirmed on September 15th that Overwatch would close on October 2nd, with the Overwatch servers entering a 27-hour maintenance period to prepare for the launch of Overwatch 2. As Overwatch 2 is provided as a mandatory update to all existing digital and physical versions of Overwatch, the original game is now Extinct.
About the Game
The future is now. Are you with us?
Clash on the battlefields of tomorrow and choose your hero from a diverse cast of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities. Bend time, defy physics, and unleash an array of extraordinary powers and weapons. Engage your enemies in iconic locations from around the globe in the ultimate team-based shooter. Take your place in Overwatch. The world needs heroes.
Experience the extraordinary
Speed up and slow down time. Rain destruction from above in an experimental, jet-powered armor suit. Stalk your prey as a wraith-like assassin that can appear anywhere, anytime. Unleash powers such as dragonstrike, transcendence, graviton surge, and so much more. Every hero has a unique set of devastating and game-changing abilities.
Play heroes, not classes
Every hero has a unique perspective on the battlefield and a story behind how they arrived there. You are a champion of a bygone age wielding his punishing rocket hammer in the service of honor, a robotic monk committed to healing the rifts between man and machine, a genetically engineered gorilla who also happens to be a brilliant scientist, and many, many more.
Fight for the future…together
Teamwork is imperative for survival as you enter the fight with friends and comrades. Careful coordination will prove the difference between victory and defeat as your team combines the formidable powers at your disposal to devastating effect.
Shift your perspective
Just when it seems like your team is destined to go down in defeat, switch heroes on the fly and change the course of the battle. But don’t forget that your opponents can do the same. Master the game within the game as both teams shift strategies and heroes in a constant dance to gain the upper hand.
The world is your battlefield
Protect the secrets of the mysterious Temple of Anubis in Egypt, safely escort an EMP device through King’s Row in London, and do battle at other key locations around the planet. Every map has its own distinct feel with unique gameplay and team-based objectives.
Unlock the Widowmaker Noire skin
Pre-purchase Overwatch and receive the special Noire skin for the deadly and ruthless Widowmaker. Clad in black and red, she stalks her prey like a venomous spider.
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