Game Overview / Synopsis

Overwatch 2 is a 5v5 team-based first-person shooter with a cartoon-like look and feel.

There are a few different map styles within Overwatch 2, including:

  • Escort – Where one team leads a payload to a set destination, and the other must prevent them from getting there
  • Push – Where both teams fight to have control of a robot that pushes a barrier towards a checkpoint. First team to reach all checkpoints, or whoever gets the furthest after 10 minutes, wins. 
  • Hybrid – The attacking team must capture an objective, and then move the payload to its destination
  • Control – Both teams fight to take control of the objective, they must get to 100% on the map counter to win the round. This is played as a best-of-three

You can play these modes in either Quick Play, Arcade or Competitive Play, but each map will be randomly picked for each game.

There are more than 30 different playable characters, with a battle pass now available to unlock cosmetics.

Sojounr, Junker Queen, and Kiriko below the Overwatch 2 logo on a blue background

Game Specifications

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X Nintendo Switch
Typical game length: 10-25mins
Players: 5v5
Genre: First-person shooter
Price: Free to play, with optional in-game purchases.
Notable tournaments: Overwatch League, Overwatch World Cup, Overwatch Contenders
Publisher: Activision Blizzard
Popularity: Around 5m+ monthly players 
Twitch: Around 12,000 viewers per month as of late 2021
Launched: October 2022
Pegi age rating: 12
Other Pegi info: Non realistic looking violence towards human characters.


Left to right: Hanzo, Lucio, and Cassidy on the Overwatch 2 map New Queen's Street

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