The highly anticipated release of Overwatch 2 is nearing, with publisher Blizzard Entertainment announcing several changes ahead of its release on 4th October 2022. For starters, the game will go free-to-play, with new maps, a hero rework, and more.
More recently, however, Blizzard Entertainment announced they would shut down the Overwatch 1 servers before the update is deployed. With that said, it's natural that you might want to know when Overwatch 2 will be launching in your time zone to best prepare.
What Time Does Overwatch 2 Go Live?
According to an official blog post by Blizzard Entertainment on 27th September 2022, "Overwatch 2 is anticipated to be live worldwide at approximately 12:00 p.m. PDT on October 4."
If you’re wondering what time it will launch in your local time zone, we have provided a list of popular time zone below for your convenience.
4th October 2022
- 12:00 p.m. PT (United States)
- 2:00 p.m. CT (United States)
- 3:00 p.m. ET (United States)
- 7:00 p.m. GMT
- 8:00 p.m. BST (United Kingdom)
- 9:00 p.m. CET (Europe)
- 10:00 p.m. MSK (Russia)
5th October 2022
- 12:30 a.m. IST (India)
- 03:00 a.m. CST (China)
- 4:00 a.m. JST (Japan)
- 06:00 a.m. AUS (Australia)
Overwatch 2 will release on various gameplay platforms, including Microsoft Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Playstation 4|5, and Nintendo Switch. The game will also be crossplay enabled.
If you own Overwatch 1, you will also receive a Founder’s Pack, which will include a mystery gift, two new skins, and an exclusive founder’s icon.
When Will Overwatch 1 Server Shut Down?
The publisher noted that the Overwatch servers would temporarily be shut down before Overwatch 2 launches. In particular, the Overwatch 1 servers will go down starting at "approximately 9:00 a.m. PDT on October 3. This means October 2 is your last full day to play the original Overwatch."
As a result, the Overwatch 1 servers will be down for just over a day, returning online on 4th October 2022 at 12:00 p.m. PDT when Overwatch 2 goes live. Now that you know when the servers will go down, you should read our guide about merging your Overwatch and Battle.net accounts.
- Continue reading: Overwatch 2 Cross-Progression - How To Merge Accounts.
And that concludes our guide on what time Overwatch 2 will launch.
For more on the game, check our section dedicated to Overwatch 2 news, guides, and features.
Featured image courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment.