Overwatch 2 continues to be with none kind of agency launch date, nevertheless it appears you’ll be capable to take a look at loads of the sport in motion in early 2022. According to PC Gamer, they’ve confirmed with Blizzard that the 2022 Overwatch League season will probably be performed on an “early construct” of Overwatch 2, moderately than the unique model of the sport. The Overwatch League 2022 season will probably be kicking off subsequent April in keeping with league boss Jon Spector…
I’ve seen numerous hypothesis concerning a 2022 begin date for OWL. We will verify that our plan is to start subsequent season in April 2022. We’ll share extra particulars about 2022 roster development timelines quickly and extra data usually on our 2022 season as we get nearer to April.
— Jon Spector (@Spex_J) September 3, 2021
A significant esports league taking part in on a sport that hasn’t even been formally launched but could also be a primary. You might argue it could possibly be good promotion for Overwatch 2, nevertheless it doesn’t assist the notion that issues are in a state of disarray at Blizzard. Hopefully, it’s an indication that the complete launch of Overwatch 2 isn’t too distant (the newest rumor is that it’s going to drop in Q2 2022).
Overwatch 2 will share its multiplayer content material with the unique Overwatch, with each video games transferring over to a 5v5 format, moderately than 6v6 (get extra particulars right here). Clearly, that’s a reasonably large shakeup, so it will likely be fascinating to see how the professionals react to it.
The Overwatch League, like the remainder of Blizzard, has been in a state of turmoil behind-the-scenes since California’s Division of Truthful Employment and Housing (DFEH) has filed go well with in opposition to Activision Blizzard, alleging gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment on the writer. Activision Blizzard’s official response to the suit accuses the DFEH of “distorted […] and false” descriptions and insists the image painted is “shouldn’t be the Blizzard office of right now.” An open letter objecting to the official response was signed by 1000’s of present and former Acti-Blizz staff, resulting in a employee walkout. Acti-Blizz CEO Bobby Kotick would ultimately apologize for the corporate’s preliminary response, calling it “tone deaf.” A number of high-ranking Blizzard staff, together with former president J. Allen Brack and Diablo IV and World of Warcraft crew leaders have resigned or been fired, with their names being stripped for sure characters.
Overwatch 2 is presently and not using a launch date and platforms haven’t been introduced.