Overwatch 2 Season 5 is in full swing and there's tons of new content for players to enjoy. But when does all this good content actually release in-game? On this page, we're going to be keeping you updated with all the most important and pressing news related to the Overwatch 2 Roadmap. The majority of these details have all been confirmed and released by Blizzard through official channels, but we'll also keep you updated on any 'unofficial' details in the latest news section further down.
So keep reading, because just below we'll be walking you through the expected roadmap for Overwatch 2 Season 5 and everything that's coming down the pipe further down the line. Without further delay, let's jump right in.
1 August 2023 - We've checked for news and updated the page accordingly to reflect the latest Overwatch 2 Roadmap news.
Table of Contents
- Latest News & Leaks
- Season 5 Roadmap
- Season 6
- Season 7 And Beyond
Latest News & Leaks
If there's any significant news we'll be sure to keep you updated on the below dropdowns.
John Cena posted a picture of him watching a dev chat from the Overwatch 2 team on his Instagram. During the time he posted, the developers were talking about future collaborations at the time.
John Cena may have hinted at his #Overwatch2 cameo 👀— Overwatch Cavalry (@OWCavalry) July 29, 2023
Today, he posted a picture of him watching a Dev Chat from @PlayOverwatch on his Instagram. The squad were discussing collaborations at that time.
Could this be a red herring, or has the community figured it out? 🕵️ pic.twitter.com/I7Z8Nw3ozF
As noticed by Wowhead, the patch notes include the following references to Fortnite, among many others:
"Slurp Drink- The Renegade Looter slurps refreshing juice, healing for 2% health every 1 sec.
Glug Jug- Consume the Glug Jug to restore full health.
The Storm- The Storm Inflicts 10 Nature Damage every 1 sec to players not within its eyes"
Here's your first look at the Renegade Looter 🔎— Overwatch Cavalry (@OWCavalry) July 18, 2023
It seems that this is just a funny reference/easter egg and not an official collaboration! We can't wait to see her in-game though. pic.twitter.com/IIMoujFZba
As per Jared Neuss (Executive Producer, Overwatch 2) via Overwatch Cavalry on Twitter.
Sombra's upcoming #Overwatch2 rework is "not far away" 👾— Overwatch Cavalry (@OWCavalry) July 1, 2023
Jared Neuss explains that it will likely come shortly after Season 6 and that "there's a bunch of cool stuff happening" for Sombra and Roadhog.
Jared Neuss, Executive Producer on Overwatch 2 has suggested that fans will get a "glimpse" of Season 6 and Story Mission content pretty soon.
During a recent live broadcast, the developers at Blizzard revealed details for the content/roadmaps for Seasons 5, 6, and 7. We've added all the key details further down the page.
#Overwatch2: A Look Ahead ✨— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) May 16, 2023
Join us as we share more details about everything we have planned for 2023, including new events, PvE, new Heroes, new maps, & more.
We're all still waiting on that new Overwatch 2 roadmap, but now we're officially in the middle of May it should be coming very soon. Maybe this week? Here's hoping.
Overwatch 2 Executive Producer Jared Neuss has shared on Twitter that the team will be sharing an update on the roadmap "next week".
Quite what this update will entail isn't clear for the time being. It's not clear if this is an update to the Season 4 roadmap, or a wider update on much bigger goals, such as the state of the long-overdue PVE Mode.
Season 5 Roadmap
New Game Mode: Creator Made Defeat The Demon Lord (June 13th)
In celebration of the new Questwatch theme, Blizzard partnered up with Overwatch Workshop Creator CactusPuppy to bring in a new game mode. It is called Defeat The Demon Lord and it pits 4 heroes against the demon Reinhardt. This new game mode can be found in the Arcade playlist of Overwatch 2.
Lucio Ball Summer Games Event (July 11th)
Lucio Ball is part of the upcoming Summer Games Event in Overwatch 2. The Summer Games Event has been a long-standing tradition in Overwatch 2 that celebrated the 2016 Summer Olympics. Now every year, players can participate in Lucio Ball and earn Summer Games event cosmetics.
Winston's Beach Volleyball Summer Games Event (July 11th)
A new Summer Games event game mode is coming to Overwatch 2 now and it is called Winston's Beach Volleyball. From what we have seen, it looks like players can use other heroes in this game mode and not be stuck using Winston for this. We will have to see if this game mode returns with Lucio Ball next year.
Mischief And Magic Prop Hunt Game Mode (July 25th)
Another new game mode is coming to Overwatch 2 and this time, it is called Mischief and Magic. It is a Prop Hunt game mode where players can disguise themselves as random items and opponents will have to figure out where they are hiding.
Animated Short In-Game Premiere (August 4th)
A brand new animated short will premiere in Overwatch 2 on August 4th. It will feature Sojourn, one of the newest heroes in Overwatch 2. The animated short is called "Calling" and it might be a character trailer for her.
Hero and Match changes
Last, but not least, there will naturally be some additional balance updates and changes made for the heroes. From changes such as addressing the lethality of Hanzo, Widowmaker, and Cassidy. Junker Queen's rampage has also been causing too much trouble for players, so it will be tuned down as well. But underperforming heroes like Lifeweaver will recieve some much-needed buffs this season.
Of course, many more changes have been fully laid out in the dev's official blog post covering this season, so be sure to check it out for more info on matchmaking and competitive play.
- Story Missions
- New Support Hero
- Hero Mastery
- Firing Range
- Player Progression System
- Overwatch Anniversary Event
Season 7 And Beyond
- New Tank Hero (likely Season 8)
- New Collaboration Event (Limited Time Mode)
- New Control Map
- New Winter Event
- New Hero Mastery Missions (Multiplayer)
- Roadhog Rework
- Fan Favourite Modes Return
- Cinematic Debuts
- Competitive Mystery Heroes Returns
- Lore Codex
- Sombra Rework
And there you have it, everything we know about what's coming to Overwatch 2 over the next few months. Naturally, as more information is released, we will update our listing to reflect the most accurate and relevant information possible.