Will Overwatch 2 Be On Switch?

Xbox One, PS4, and PC too.


Yes, Overwatch 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch. The sequel to Blizzard's team-focused, hero-based first-person shooter was previously announced for Xbox One, PS4, and PC (specifically Battle.net) during the BlizzCon 2019 opening presentation. No release date has been announced.

In Overwatch 2, you'll have access to both PvP and PvE content. Overwatch veterans will recognize what you're able to do in PvP, though there is a new mode, Push, which sees teams try to get a robot to move into their opponent's side of the map. Overwatch lead designer Jeff Kaplan described Push as a "core competitive game mode, so the mode will appear alongside the others in Quick Play and Competitive, and will also be played in the Overwatch League.

To ensure no one gets left behind, Overwatch players will be able to play in competitive PvP with Overwatch 2 players. "Current Overwatch players will battle side-by-side with Overwatch 2 players in PvP multiplayer; they’ll also be able to play Overwatch 2 heroes and maps," he said. The official Overwatch 2 website says "Your accomplishments and loot collections will be carried forward to Overwatch 2. That means you'll keep your skins, player icons, sprays, emotes, and more."

The major change between Overwatch and Overwatch 2 is in the PvE. Overwatch 2 will have PvE Story and Hero modes. In Story mode, you play with friends on a predetermined team of heroes in scripted missions that will continue the narrative of Overwatch. Meanwhile, Hero mode puts your team into objective-based missions--all of which are designed to be repeated with friends to level up your characters and unlock new abilities.

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