Overwatch 2 will replace   2022

Overwatch in October

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 

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