Players can look forward to PvE Story Missions in Season 6, complete with in-game cinematics, that will push the narrative arc of Overwatch forward for the first time since the original game release. Also coming in Season 6 are a new Support hero, a new core game mode in Flashpoint (with 2 new maps), and more. Details for all of this will be shared in the coming months before Season 6 launches later this summer.
Also included in today’s announcement is an update on general PvE development. When Overwatch 2 was originally announced in 2019, it was with two main components: Story Missions, and Hero Missions. To not pull resources away from the live game, the team made the difficult decision to cut Hero Missions.
You can learn more about that decision, and other details on the game’s 2023 roadmap, by watching our livestream VOD on YouTube which includes commentary from Executive Producer Jared Neuss and Game Director Aaron Keller.
Overwatch 2 is available to play for free on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.