A developer version of Overwatch 2 is now available on Battle.net.
Two months before the start of the Overwatch League, Overwatch 2 is finally making its way to Battle.net.
Today, Blizzard released a new version for Overwatch developers titled 2.00.7.0.9319 (93195). This is the first time a version of Overwatch 2 is available on the platform. It hints at the beginning of tests in preparation for the upcoming Overwatch League season.
Overwatch 2 was first announced in 2019, but since then little has been revealed about this new game. According to Overwatch 2 producer Tracy Kennedy, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick is responsible for the game’s delays. He would keep on asking the Overwatch 2 team to work on extra projects for the original game, even requiring them to work overtime. This led to production delays, eventually causing Blizzard to postpone Overwatch 2 in November 2021.
Bobby, tell everyone about the random projects for OW1 you all would shove on us, the team would do OT for only them to get cancelled and for months of OW2 dev to have been lost. Or how almost entire teams are turning over and citing you as the reason. Don't be shy. https://t.co/3ksVMMaCwf
— Tracy Kennedy (@RiotLavaliere) January 19, 2022
Since then, Overwatch League pros and content creators had the opportunity to try Overwatch 2. This new game changes the usual 6v6 fights to a more dynamic 5v5 system. Heroes also receive major changes in their gameplay and overall abilities.
A developer version of Overwatch 2 is now available on Battle.net. According to several leaks, Blizzard will likely announce Overwatch 2 in the upcoming weeks. The game should be available in March. The Overwatch League will start a month later, in April.