Overwatch 2 was initially announced during BlizzCon 2019, and many fans expected it to be released this year given the fact that the title was expected to release for the current-gen consoles. Well, this might have been Blizzard’s original plan, but it seems at this point, the title will probably be released in 2021 at the earliest.
However, according to an Overwatch leaker, fans won’t have to wait too long for the highly-anticipated sequel next year – that is if their findings turn out to be true.
According to the leaker Metro, the very same one who accurately leaked gameplay details for Overwatch 2 in the past, the upcoming title is scheduled to be released by early 2021. Metro says that there are rumors that the next Overwatch League season may be pushed back until April in order for the sequel to be included.
Because of this rumor, there will either be a beta or a full release of Overwatch 2 available some time in February 2021.
Now, the most interesting part about this is the fact that the digital BlizzCon 2021 event is scheduled to take place from February 19 to 21, 2021. Much to the dismay of many fans, Blizzard had no choice but to cancel BlizzCon 2020 because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has impacted the whole world.
However, if Blizzard did have plans to reveal Overwatch 2’s release date during the canceled event, then it would make sense if that information will be revealed during next year’s digital event instead.
Assuming that the leak from Metro is true, then it’s highly possible that the release of an Overwatch 2 beta will be announced during BlizzCon 2021, and the full game will probably be released some time in March.
After all, Blizzard is planning to sell physical copies of the title in brick and mortar businesses as well as in digital storefronts. As such, we highly doubt that Blizzard will launch Overwatch 2 as a surprise during BlizzCon 2021.
A surprise beta reveal, on the other hand, seems like something Blizzard is capable of doing especially during a huge event such as BlizzCon. Asides from potentially announcing an Overwatch 2 beta, it’s also possible that the event will reveal more details about the upcoming title to keep the hype going.
From what we know so far, the sequel to the popular hero-shooter will feature a story mode as well as new types of PvP matches. However, there’s still a lot of missing information about the title and fans are clamoring for their questions to be answered.
For now, all we can do is hope that if Blizzard does announce an Overwatch 2 beta next year, it will also dump fans with more information about what they can expect from the title.
In any case, we highly recommend that Overwatch fans virtually attend or at least check out the BlizzCon 2021 event in February to see if Metro’s leak is true and if Blizzard will reveal a release date. If no news of Overwatch 2 gets released, at least you’ll still be able to enjoy the many activities planned for the big digital event.