The Overwatch League Vice President may have revealed information on the launch window of Overwatch 2.
Overwatch was certainly one of the most successful multiplayer titles of the last generation. Thanks to the constant support the shooter launched in 2016 has been enjoying a period of great success for the last 4 years, and it’s only natural that the announcement of Overwatch 2 at Blizzcon last year sparked the enthusiasm of the fans.
The many gamers waiting to find out some more details about the game may have been satisfied. Most rumors claim that Overwatch 2 will be released in 2021 with a beta before a full launch. These hypotheses seem to have been confirmed by Jon Spector, vice president of the Overwatch League.
In a video uploaded to the official YouTube channel of the Overwatch League, in fact, Spector talked about the league born in 2017, and what we can expect for the future of the title. The fourth season of the league will start in the spring of 2021, which is later than normal. Usually, in fact, this starts in February.
Spector attributes the main reason for this delay to the pandemic, but many think the real reasons are other. The most credited theory is that Overwatch 2 will be released in early 2021, so before Season 4 of the Overwatch League beginnings. The increased time allowed would allow Overwatch League teams to get ready while playing its sequel.
So, if the prequel was released in May of 2016, precisely in the middle of a typical Overwatch League Season, it seems that its sequel will arrive in the hands of gamers by May of next year, and that therefore for the Season of the Overwatch League, you start shortly after. Perhaps new information will be released at the upcoming The Game Awards.
There have been several rumors regarding Overwatch 2, with fans looking for every possible clue to the title. Blizzard announced the game last year, and hasn’t revealed anything about the heroic shooter since.