Overwatch 2 could launch this year – rumour

Blizzard Entertainment is apparently working on a sequel to its competitive FPS Overwatch, which could be due to arrive later this year.

Esports News UK caught wind of a rumour which has been verified to us by several senior games industry sources.

The rumour suggests that Overwatch 2 will be an outright sequel, like Destiny 2, not a continuation of or small expansion to the original game.

Blizzard is set to announce or tease Overwatch 2 in the next few months, potentially around Overwatch's anniversary, E3 or Blizzcon later this year. However, it could be that Blizzard has some kind of expansion or new mode planned.

Esports News UK understands Overwatch 2 or the expansion will launch towards the end of this year, between September and November.

We know it's common for the community to question vague news stories like this, but we're confident given the sources we've spoken to that Overwatch 2 is in the works at the very least.

While it would be unusual to launch a sequel just a year and a half after the original Overwatch, Blizzard and Activision have shown lately they're open to producing sequels to other continually-developed games, like Destiny 2 and the recent Heroes of the Storm 2.0 huge update.

We heard the rumour from several areas of the games industry, from esports to retail.

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