Overwatch 2 is coming and with it being a live service game that means heroes will start dropping more often. Just like the good ol’ days. Right? With the announcement of a new battle pass and season system, the OW2 team stated that it would be around nine weeks for each. Then they stated that it would go a hero one season and then a map the next outside of seasons one and two. This made people start to wonder, what would the release dates and schedule be? Here is when to expect each season and each new hero for Overwatch 2 in the coming years.
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October 4, 2022
Kiriko will be coming with this one. This was already announced and is known but to keep up with the dates, this one has been added.
December 6, 2022
The next tank hero will be coming out with this season and will be the last new character of 2022.
February 7, 2023
This will be the first season to just introduce a new map. While the date has not been announced, it directly follows the nine weeks mentioned by the Overwatch 2 team.
April 11, 2023
Hero 36 will come here. This will be the first time fans will have experienced 18 weeks without a new hero in this new release schedule. No new map will be added here.
June 13, 2023
Another new map will be added here and this will be the third season of 2023.
August 15, 2023
Hero 37 comes out being the second hero of the year. This is week 33 of the year.
Map three of the year will be released with this season and will be the last of 2023.
December 19, 2023
Last season of 2023 and the third and last hero of the year. There will have been exactly six seasons for 2023.
February 20, 2024
First season of 2024 is a map season.
April 23, 2024
First new hero of the year coming nearly four months into the year. Hero 39.
June 25, 2022
Map number 2 should be happening right around here.
August 27, 2024
Second hero of the year. Starting to see the pattern?
October 29, 2024
Last map of the year coming near Halloween with the fifth season of 2024.
December 31, 2024
On the last day of the year starts the sixth season and the addition of the third hero.
Extra Thoughts on the New Overwatch 2 Release Schedule
This was mainly done out of interest by the writer. But why?
The purpose was to see what these seasons really felt like. Would they satisfy the fans? Were they too long or short?
Most likely they will make adjustments along the way. They may change the alternating releases depending on what they have completed. They also may delay things.
Regardless by the end of 2024, it looks like fans will barely be getting in six seasons and three new maps and new heroes. That means 2025 would be more likely to get only five seasons officially although maybe it is 2024 that is getting only five with the last one schedule to start on the last day of 2024.
It will certainly be interesting to see how the fans feel about this new schedule and the content that is coming with it. All that is said and pointed out here though is better than the immense drought that Overwatch fans have had for the past few years. So, that is certainly something.
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