Overwatch 2 PvE Launch: Fans Discover Potential Clue
The PvE story campaign of the highly anticipated Overwatch 2 may be closer than anticipated, as players have stumbled upon a potential tip-off. The PvE content of the game is likely to put the spotlight on a selection of heroes and further extend the lore of the popular competitive shooter.
When Overwatch 2 was unveiled in November 2019, Blizzard declared the sequel would have a story-based campaign featuring the series’ popular characters. Furthermore, they suggested that Hero Missions – cooperative objectives on PvP maps – would offer “deeply replayable” content. During the lead up to launch, however, there was no sign of the promised PvE content. Blizzard later stated it would be available in 2023, though they did not specify a specific date. In the meantime, eager Overwatch 2 fans may have gotten a hint of when the PvE content may be released.
First playable branch (in test) of season 6 of Overwatch 2!
It's early for a simple hero, don't you think? 👀 pic.twitter.com/HBdtn54QgZ
— FLX (@FLX_nf) April 17, 2023
FLX_nf and other Overwatch 2 enthusiasts noticed that the first playable form of Season 6 is now being tested at Blizzard, hinting at the potential for PvE material arriving in August. This branch of the test implies that new versions have been identified, and users are speculating that early testing could be a sign of PvE coming along with the introduction of a new hero in Overwatch 2. Numerous fans in the community assume PvE could be out at the beginning of Season 6, but the possibility of a mid-season update is still on the table due to the different test versions available.
If Blizzard holds to its original plan, Season 5 of Overwatch 2 will commence on the 13th of June and Season 6 will hit in August 2023. In trying to unearth information regarding PvE material, gamers who play Overwatch 2 noticed a version with a date of September 12. This has led players to suspect that the 12th of September could be the start date for the mid-season update of Season 6, thus narrowing down the rollout of the PvE content of Overwatch 2 to August and September.
The Overwatch 2 test branch could be an indication of PvE content being released in the near future. It’s important to note that Blizzard’s testing is not necessarily final, so the potential launch date of the updates that are being tested is subject to change. Because of this, it might be best for fans to wait until Blizzard officially announces any details concerning the upcoming seasons of Overwatch 2 to the public.
Blizzard has announced that they will be releasing a new roadmap for Overwatch 2 sometime in the middle of May. Before then, people can take advantage of the content which was released in Overwatch 2 Season 4, such as the Lifeweaver support hero and the upcoming Starwatch event.
Now is the time to get your hands on Overwatch 2, which is available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.