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Will Overwatch 2 be free?

Overwatch 2, the sequel to Overwatch, is approaching us, and for fans wondering if it is free to play or not, here's your answer.
Will Overwatch 2 be free?
Overwatch 2 will give Overwatch players a revamped gameplay experience in terms of graphics, heroes, PvE environment mode, and much more. The game has entered its beta stage, which will last till May 17, when players can test out the game and give feedback to the developers before its release in 2023.

While Overwatch 2 beta is free for its participants, fans are wondering will it be a free-to-play game after its launch or will they have to buy it just like Overwatch. Here's what we know about it.

Will Overwatch 2 be free?

Overwatch 2 will feature both the PvP and PvE modes.
Overwatch 2 will feature both the PvP and PvE modes. (Picture: Blizzard)

Overwatch 2 will entirely change the core gameplay by bringing new maps, hero rework, and decreasing the team size to five players. 

While Blizzard has not announced anything regarding this officially, as per the speculations, Overwatch 2 will be a free-to-play game for those who already own Overwatch. However, only the PvP part will be free and if you want to access the PvE portion of the game, you will have to purchase it.

Apart from this, IGN has reported that the Overwatch 2 PvP and PvE will be released separately. There are also a few possibilities that Overwatch might get delisted from the official website and new players will only be able to purchase Overwatch 2.

You can sign up for Overwatch 2 beta to get a chance to play the game before its release.
You can sign up for Overwatch 2 beta to get a chance to play the game before its release. (Picture: Blizzard)

The standard edition of Overwatch costs $19.99 while its legendary edition costs $49.99 and we can expect Overwatch 2 to cost somewhat around that. You can have a look at Overwatch 2 official trailer below:

Another big announcement from Blizzard is about the WoW Mobile called Warcraft Arclight Rumble, the mobile version of World of Warcraft with an Overwatch twist added to it.

The game will feature iconic heroes, maps, and more from the original game along with a massive single-player campaign. Warcraft Arclight Warcraft is now available for pre-registration for Android devices and will soon get available for iOS devices as well.

In addition to this, the pre-registered users will also get a chance to test the game early before others to provide direct feedback to the devs.

 

For more on the game, please make sure to check our section dedicated to Overwatch guides, news, tips, and more.

Featured image courtesy of Blizzard.