Director Aaron Keller confirmed
that Overwatch 2 will replace overwatch upon its launch its early access launch rather than sharing content between two
When Blizzard announced
Overwatch 2 in 2019, it said Overwatch 1 players would have access to all the follow-up's new heroes and maps
Blizzard said players would
keep everything they earned upon upgrading to the new game, and that owners of both games could play together.
The company has since
decided to keep everybody together by simply transitioning all players into Overwatch 2.
When Blizzard unveiled
the release date earlier this month, it revealed that Overwatch 2's multiplayer will be free-to-play for everyone.
Echoing other games that
went from premium to freemium, Overwatch 1 owners will get a founder's pack containing skins, an icon, and a gift