Originally due for release in February, it looks like we might have to wait a little longer for future Overwatch LEGO sets.
First reported by The Brick Fan, and confirmed by customers who had pre-ordered the product. LEGO also stated that they’d be reviewing the partnership with Activision, after months of allegations at the company's workplace practices.
In a statement, LEGO had this to say:
“We are currently reviewing our partnership with Activision Blizzard, given concerns about the progress being made to address continuing allegations regarding workplace culture, especially the treatment of female colleagues and creating a diverse and inclusive environment. While we complete the review, we will pause the release of a LEGO Overwatch 2 product which was due to go on sale on February 1, 2022.”
It’s been a challenging 12 months for Overwatch, with sponsors leaving the OWL. With just Coca-Cola and TeamSpeak left listed on the OWL partners page. Now, an important bit of context is that we don’t have an OWL 2022 start date; so it’s possible that we’ll see new sponsors join the league when we have details.
Overwatch Twitter puts their foot in it
If Overwatch had hoped that maybe social media would be kind to them, they were sadly mistaken. The Overwatch League Twitter account tried to take part in some lighthearted banter with Wendy’s. But, as you can see below it backfired slightly.
Can't wait for those new LEGO sets.#NationalRoastDay
— Wendy’s (@Wendys) January 12, 2022
Sadly for fans of Overwatch, we’re not likely to get Overwatch 2 anytime soon, either. Set for release at an unspecified time in 2022, OW2 (And Diablo 4) were delayed in November 2021 with both titles “delayed to a date later than we envisioned”. We had no date to begin with, so we can only assume it’s delayed later into 2022.