Welcome to Overwatch 2 – Xbox Wire

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The day has come! Overwatch 2 has just launched as a new free-to-play experience for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Whether you’re a new or returning player, you can choose from 35 unique heroes and team up in 5v5 battles on 22 beautiful maps across the globe. Jump into six distinct game modes today and get ready for new and returning limited-time modes and events later this season.

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Familiar Faces, New Skills and All-New Heroes


Learn about reworks to the original Overwatch cast and check out the newest heroes added to Overwatch 2 on Overwatch.com and here on Xbox Wire. Sojourn, Junker Queen and Kiriko are the latest additions to the roster and are ready to play today!

It’s time to experience some of your favorite heroes in new and different ways! Role Passives have been added for Tank, Damage, and Support heroes that allows for more depth and gameplay strategies. With over 44,000 new lines of dialog, you’ll always be hearing and learning something new about our heroes.

We’re keeping it fresh through our updated game engine, where all heroes are overhauled with updated appearances, VFX, and revamped combat sound design.

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Experience More than Ever Before with New Features


Overwatch 2 introduces a collection of new gameplay experiences to dive into. Check out the below for more details:

  • Battle Pass: Starting Season 1, players can progress through the new Battle Pass system just by playing the game to earn all sorts of rewards. New cosmetic item types have been added such as charms, name cards, souvenirs, titles, and the Mythic skin tier. If you want to amp it up and earn even more exclusive items, the Premium Battle Pass will be available to purchase for 1000 Overwatch Coins or through the Overwatch 2 Watchpoint Pack. For more in-depth details about the Battle Pass, you can check out our blog post.
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  • Competitive Mode: Competitive mode has also been updated with changes to skill tier divisions, placement matches, skill decay, competitive rewards, and more. We’ve also introduced a new ping system to make communicating with your team even easier — and without having to speak! These changes are only the beginning as we strive to ensure that competitive play is not only fun, but fair.
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  • New Push Game Mode: Today you can finally play the newest core game mode “Push”. In Push, teams will compete on a symmetrical map to take control of a robot in the middle of the map. A team can progress the robot towards enemy lines by staying in perimeter of it, making sure the enemy team does not contest by getting too close. Barricades will be scattered throughout the map which will slow the robot down as it keeps pushing towards the enemy.
  • Six New Maps: Savor breathtaking sights as the fight moves to new locales across Queen Street, Circuit Royal, Midtown, Colosseo, Esperança, and Paraíso. Play all your favorite core game modes in these new and exciting locations. Plus, many existing…

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