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Is Overwatch 2 Crossplay & Crossplatform? Find out here!

Updated: Jul 19, 2022 1:50 pm
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What is Overwatch?

Overwatch is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment.

The game is a “hero shooter” with elements of role-playing, and features cooperative gameplay between six players who each control a unique hero.

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Players work together to complete map-specific objectives within a time limit.

The game’s overwatch feature allows players to temporarily take control of an enemy player’s hero character in order to assist their team.

The game has three playable modes: “Assault”, “Control”, and “Escort”.

In Assault, the attacking team must capture two points on the map, while the defending team tries to stop them. In Control, teams battle over a single point on the map.

The team that holds the point for the longest period of time wins.

In Escort, the attacking team must escort a payload to a delivery point, while the defending team tries to stop them.

Has a sequel been announced?

Yes, a sequel was announced at BlizzCon 2019.

Source: GameSpot, 2019

The game is expected to be released on PC among both older and newer generation consoles.

The game is currently rolling out the beta phase which is looking to be ran through from June 28th to July 18th, 2022.

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What changes have been made to the game?

Overwatch 2 promises to be a more story-driven affair than its multiplayer-only predecessor, with a host of new characters and locations to explore.

The game will also see the return of some fan-favorite heroes, like Tracer, Reaper, and Winston.

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Overwatch 2 will feature a more robust single-player campaign mode that will introduce players to the game’s lore and backstories.

A road map has been revealed for the sequel that was revealed by Bungie outlining the content from launch release date.

Roadmap of Overwatch 2 post launch from Blizzard.
Source: IGN, 2022

So, will Overwatch 2 have crossplay?

Fortunately, Overwatch 2 has crossplay compatibility!

During open beta currently, Blizzard are testing cross-play stability so it’s highly likely that by launch and reveal we will see the game supporting full cross-play compatability.

Conclusion

Yes, Overwatch 2 is cross-platform and crossplay. The game is currently in beta testing for compatibility between platforms.

In-game screenshot of Overwatch 2 showing how to opt in and out of cross-platform.

The full release is expected to support crossplay between PlayStation, Xbox and PC, it is expected to release October 4, 2022.

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