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Overwatch 2


The sequel to a critically acclaimed 2016 online shooter by Blizzard Entertainment. Overwatch 2 features PvP combat against other players and limited-time PvE events, in which we join forces with others against AI-controlled foes.

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Overwatch 2 is an online shooter and a sequel to the critically acclaimed first installment from 2016. Both games were developed by Blizzard Entertainment, also responsible for Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo. Unlike its predecessor, the second Overwatch is free-to-play.


The game continues the story of the previous installment, revolving around the titular Overwatch task force and their battle against the villainous Talon organization. As before, the story is mainly told through side materials released by Blizzard - comics, short stories and animated shorts available on the game's official website.


Like its predecessor, Overwatch 2 is a dynamic online first-person shooter. The game features a wide roster of characters - nearly 40 at launch - each of whom with unique weaponry and special abilities, letting them function in specific roles in the team. This time the teams consist of five players each, the heroes' abilities reworked to counteract hard countering, that is, dealing with a specific hero requiring the presence of another hero.

Compared to the first installment, the developers have introduced some new characters and rebalanced the returning ones. By progressing through the game we unlock skins and cosmetics for different heroes.

Battle Pass

The leveling up system from the first Overwatch was replaced with two battle passes - free and premium (purchasable for in-game premium currency, Overwatch Coins). Both passes offer new emotes, skins, cards, poses and other cosmetics, as well as new playable characters (premium pass holders receive them immediately, alongside with a possibility to unlock unique "mythical" skins). The often criticized lootboxes were replaced with an in-game store offering items, experience boosters and more.

PvP and PvE modes

PvP battles haven't changed much since the first game. A few new characters and maps were added, as well as the Push mode resembling Escort: one team must defend a robot pushing cargo through the map, while the other one must destroy it.

Although one of Overwatch 2's main attractions was supposed to be a PvE story mode, the game debuted in 2022 without it. Following year, the developers revealed that it was cut from the game entirely. PvE is now only present in form of special events, during which up to four players join forces against AI-controlled enemy hordes.

Last updated on 19 July 2023

Game mode: multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: max 12  

User score: 2.9 / 10 based on 387 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 3.7 / 10 based on 286 votes.

PEGI rating Overwatch 2

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains bad language. Game contains depictions of violence.

Overwatch 2 System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • (beta) Intel Core i3 / AMD Phenom X3 8650 2.3 GHz
  • 6 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7850 or better
  • 50 GB HDD
  • Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • (beta) Intel Core i7 / AMD Ryzen 5
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 1060 / Radeon R9 380 or better
  • 50 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
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