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Overwatch 2 release date: Jeff Kaplan explains why Blizzard has "no idea"

by Andy Williams

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Following the reveal of Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon 2019, fans are chomping at the bit to get their hands on the sequel. However, Blizzard has revealed that they have “don't know” about an official release date.

Blizzard has teased an abundance of new content coming to Overwatch 2, which they hope will revitalize the franchise. From a brand new, competitive game mode to adding to the existing roster of heroes, the developers have taken no shortcuts in ensuring that the sequel ticks all of the boxes for their faithful following. 

However, while debuting the game to the masses at BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard Vice President, Jeff Kaplan, reminded fans that the game is still in the early stages of development and that everything being showcased over the course of the weekend is subject to change.

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Overwatch 2 will bring new maps, new heroes and a PvE mode.

During a panel that addressed many burning questions, Kaplan revealed that fans eager to get stuck into Overwatch 2 will have to wait longer than perhaps anticipated. 

Blizzard’s VP addressed the question on the tip of everyone’s tongue, the release date, by stating: “I have no idea. Like, just let us make it great… We don’t have a date in mind.”

Reveal presentation starts at 2:50.

“Like I mentioned, Overwatch 2 is still in development, and we have a long ways to go before this game is fully ready,” Kaplan explains.

Moreover, he went on to discuss the progression system: “So we’re only showing you a part of the progression system right now and it’s also likely that progression could change a lot by the time that the game is released.”

Alongside discussing the release date, it was confirmed that Overwatch 2 is set to be launched on PC, Xbox and PlayStation. 

Before the curtains were drawn, it was confirmed that the team behind Overwatch 2 would “go dark” after BlizzCon to work on the feedback gained from those that sampled the alpha at the convention. 

Given the praise that Overwatch 2 has received thus far, fans will be keen to hear more as the game edges closer to its release. 

H/T: Comicbook