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Overwatch 2 Hero Mastery Mode Release Date Delay, Latest News, and How It Works

In an official update from Blizzard, it looks like Hero Mastery Mode in Overwatch 2 has been delayed until September.
Overwatch 2 Hero Mastery Mode Release Date Delay, Latest News, and How It Works

Overwatch 2 has been under a lot of fire lately. One of the main justifications for stopping everything in Overwatch for Overwatch 2 was the story mode that was supposed to come. After a long time coming, Blizzard has officially done away with Overwatch 2 Hero Mode. This decision ultimately made many Overwatch 2 fans very upset. Because of that, Overwatch 2 has been the target of many players' anger for one reason or another. Players are scrutinizing every decision made in Overwatch 2 due to the story mode cancellation. It seems like the problems are stacking up for Overwatch 2. Now, Hero Mastery Mode in Overwatch 2 has been delayed until September. This game mode that has arrived during Season 6.

20 September 2023 Update - We've checked for the latest news and leaks relating to the Overwatch 2 Hero Mastery Mode.

Overatch 2 Hero Mastery Mode Delayed
Hero Mastery Mode allows players to get better at using the various heroes that are in Overwatch 2. (Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

Latest News & Leaks

Just below you'll find all the latest news, leaks, and rumors related to Overwatch 2's Hero Mastery mode:

September 13, 2023 - Hero Mastery Mode is out with more heroes on the way

In a blog post by Blizzard, they confirmed that Hero Mastery Mode has been released to the public. Right now, Hero Mastery Mode is available for Mercy, Reinhardt, and Tracer. Sojourn and Winston will be coming later in Season 6.

September 6, 2023 - Release Date for Hero Mastery Mode Confirmed

The midseason patch is coming soon for Overwatch 2 and it will include Hero Mastery Mode. The patch will be released on September 7th.


August 9, 2023 - New Gameplay Footage

Although no new information was revealed, there was some additional footage for Hero Mastery in the latest trailer for Overwatch 2.

June 22, 2023 - Invasion Reveal Live Stream
During the Invasion Reveal Livestream, we got a look at what Hero Mastery Mode will look like when it releases.

Overwatch 2 Hero Mastery Mode Release Date

Yes, the Hero Mastery Mode for Overwatch 2 has been delayed. One thing that Overwatch 2 is good with is telling players when their events are supposed to happen. The various roadmaps give players a good timeframe for when things are supposed to launch. Typically, new game modes in a season are available at the launch of the new season.

But it looks like the Hero Mastery Mode will be delayed during Season 6 of Overwatch 2. In a blog post, Blizzard posted an update that says that they are postponing the launch of the Hero Mastery Mode. The update reads: "In order to deliver the best possible experience for the new Hero Mastery mode, we are postponing the launch of the mode to our Overwatch 2: Invasion mid-season update in September. Thank you for understanding." This means players will have to wait until September to play Hero Mastery Mode.

What Is Hero Mastery Mode In Overwatch 2?

Overwatch 2 Hero Mastery Mode Delay
Some players might need Hero Mastery Mode to play characters that they are not used to using. (Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

During Season 6, there will be a lot of story-based PvE content that is available for Overwatch 2. The PvE story missions will have players take on the role of various characters that they might not be used to using in Overwatch 2. That is why Hero Mastery Mode was essential because it allows players to get better at using heroes they might not be used to using.

So the fact that Hero Mastery Mode is delayed to being available after the launch of the story mode missions is a major problem. This means that players might be stuck using characters that they might be used to using. This is especially problematic since the story mission is paywalled as well.

When it is released, players will get the chance to try out each obstacle course for each character. You will be collecting coins and taking down enemies using all of your character's abilities. Some characters will have robotic enemies that are specific to them to help prepare players for a variety of situations. Unfortunately, only some characters will have Hero Mastery Mode available to them to start. There is not a timeline available to see when more heroes will be added either.