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Overwatch 2 Season 2 Release Time Countdown: New Hero Leaks, and Battle Pass News

Overwatch 2 is underway, so now is a good time to look at the future and take a look at what Season 2 will look like.
Overwatch 2 Season 2 Release Time Countdown: New Hero Leaks, and Battle Pass News

Hardcore Overwatch 2 fans will always be looking forward to the upcoming season even though the current season has not ended yet. By the looks of it, Blizzard plans on bringing a very good amount of new content to keep the ball rolling in Overwatch 2.

Whether you are grinding out ranked matches in Overwatch 2 or you are looking for the latest skins, there is no harm in informing yourself now about the new upcoming season. Thankfully, Blizzard has already set our expectations for the latest upcoming season.

Update on February 8, 2023 - This article was updated and checked for the latest 'Overwatch 2 Season 2' news and leaks.

When Is The Overwatch 2 Season 2 Release Date?

This sounds obvious, but Overwatch 2 Season 2 will start when Overwatch 2 Season 1 Ends.

Thankfully, Blizzard has already given fans an idea of when they can expect to see future updates arrive thanks to a tentative early access roadmap.

According to this roadmap, Blizzard has confirmed that Overwatch 2 Season 2 starts December 6.

The Overwatch 2 Season 2 start time is confirmed to begin at 12:00 PST / 15:00 EST / 20:00 GMT on December 6, following the conclusion of Overwatch 2 Season 1.

Overwatch 2 Season 2 New Hero

Overwatch 2 Ramattra
Ramattra is the new tank-class hero coming to Overwatch 2 Season 2. (Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

In a recent Tweet made by the Official Overwatch Twitter page, we now have a lot of details for Season 2 of Overwatch 2.

Blizzard has confirmed there will be a new hero coming to Season 2 of Overwatch 2. We even know that the new upcoming hero will be a tank role hero.

During the Overwatch League 2022 grand finals, it was actually revealed that the new tank hero coming to Overwatch 2 is named Ramattra. Ramattra will be a shapeshifting character and is going to be a completely new type of tank in Overwatch 2.

Here is the reveal video for Ramattra:

On top of Ramattra being revealed, there are also leaks about his gameplay in Overwatch 2.

Ramattra's Abilities:

  • Void Accelerator (Omnic Form) - Default
  • Vortex of Gluttony - E
  • Chastisement (Nemesis Form) - Shift
  • Destruction (Ultimate) -Q

From what has been shown, Ramattra will be shapeshifting for his tanking capabilities. His Omnic From will be creating barriers for his teammates and his Nemesis Form will shield himself only but give him massively reduced damage. Players will need to consider what form Ramattra is in before engaging with him.

On top of Ramattra being introduced to the game, there will be several balance changes to various heroes in Overwatch 2. Players can expect Sojourn, Ana, Bastion, Junker Queen, Kiriko, Mercy, and Symmetra to have some big balance changes once Season 2 hits.

Overwatch 2 Season 2 New Map

Overwatch 2 Season 2 Shambali
Take a look at the newest map coming to Overwatch 2, Shambali Monastery. (Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

On top of the new tank hero coming, Season 2 of Overwatch 2 will also feature a brand new map for players to enjoy as well. The details of that new map were just released.

The new map is called Shambali Monastery. Shambali has a deep connection both to Ramattra and Zenyatta for its lore. Blizzard has also confirmed that this new map will be an escort map where players will have to escort a payload.

Overwatch 2 Season 2 Battle Pass & Skins

Overwatch 2 Season 2
Check out the new legendary skins for Season 2 of Overwatch 2, including Junker Queen's new Mythic Skin (Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

Blizzard is also planning on adding over 30+ new skins to the game, including a brand-new mythic skin. Mythic skins are the newest tier of skins rarity in Overwatch 2. Although it is a bit limited, players can actually customize mythic skins to look how they want them to look. Right now, only Genji has a mythic skin in the game.

Of course, a new season also means a new battle pass. It was recently revealed that the newest customizable Mythic Skin is going to be Zeus Junker Queen. Blizzard has also confirmed that the Junker Queen Mythic Skin will be locked behind the completion of the Overwatch 2 Season 2 Battle Pass.

On top of Junker Queen getting a new Mythic Skin, there are going to be a couple of other heroes that will also get Olympus-themed skins. The heroes that are getting some new skins are Widowmaker, Roadhog, Ramattra, Reinhardt, and Lucio.

New Events Coming To Season 2 Of Overwatch 2

The new skins, including the new Junker Queen Mythic skin, will be part of a new game mode coming to Overwatch 2 Season 2. The new game mode is called Battle for Olympus. The game mode will be available to play from January 5 until January 19.

On top of the Battle for Olympus game mode, Blizzard has stated that a Lunar New Year event is also coming to Overwatch 2. The Lunar New Year event lasts from January 17 until February 1 and participating in the event will actually land you some new skins. Players can expect to get an Epic Ice Queen Brigitte skin, a Legendary Winged Victory Mercy skin, and a Legendary Kkachi Echo skin for participating in the Lunar New Year event.

For more on the game, check our section dedicated to Overwatch 2 news, guides, and features.

Featured image courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment.