Is Overwatch 2 free to play | Is Overwatch 2 a separate game or a new chapter?

Is Overwatch 2 free to play?

Blizzard has a lot going on right now, with all the Hong Kong commotion far from being over. But the most important thing for us, gamers, is the games that are on the way. During Blizzcon 2019, Blizzard revealed several games, including a rumored but still surprising sequel to Overwatch. Naturally, some players began wondering about this: is Overwatch 2 free to play?

Contrary to what some of you may think, this isn’t a silly question. There are recurrent rumors that Overwatch is going free to play, and Blizzard isn’t a stranger when it comes to free games. One of its biggest successes of all time is the free CCG HearthStone, with the MOBA Heroes of the Storm being another free game, although one that failed to amass the following that Blizzard games usually get.

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Apart from an Overwatch 2 character redesign, the sequel also comes with a PvE mode that breathes new life into a franchise that was unabashedly focused on competitive multiplayer. This unexpected branching into new story content is surely going to please fans of Winston, Mei, Tracer, Genji, and other Overwatch 2 heroes who are going to see their story expanded in surprising ways.

But is Overwatch 2 free to play, something that many players are hoping for? The unofficial answer is no, it isn’t going to be free to play. Although there were rumors that Blizzard could go down that path, there are a few hints that tell us you’re going to have to purchase the game if you want to live the new adventures.

Is Overwatch 2 free to play

First and foremost, Is Overwatch 2 a separate game or a new chapter for the first game? The answer is not black and white, but Overwatch 2 is a separate game in the sense that you must buy it if you want to play the PvE content. As for the Overwatch 2 PvP content, there is cross-play with players from the first game, which means that anyone owning any of these will be able to try new hero Sojourn, the new PvP game mode Push, and more.

Ultimately, you must purchase Overwatch 2 or the first Overwatch if you can live without the PvE content coming with the sequel. Overwatch 2 is in development for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, but the Overwatch 2 release date is yet to be announced.

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