Overwatch 2 Season 2 - Release date, new changes, and everything we know

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Excited for Overwatch 2 season 2? The much-anticipated sequel to the hit hero shooter is finally out now, despite some teething problems at launch. Dedicated players are already looking ahead to season 2, to discover all the new characters and maps Blizzard may add.

In this Overwatch 2 hub, we'll run down everything you need to know about the upcoming season 2. That includes when it's expected to come out, as well as what may be included, and how to get your hands on it. There's still a little while to wait, but Overwatch 2 is in full swing!

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For even more, check out our Apex Legends tier list and best guns guide for tips in another hit sci-fi shooter. We've also got a look at the Modern Warfare 2 release date, with the new Call of Duty game closely approaching.

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With Overwatch 2 only having been out for a few short days, details on the second season of the battle pass are slim. We'll update this section once any leaks or news lands!

Image of the Overwatch 2 season 1 battle pass.
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When is the Overwatch 2 season 2 release date?

Overwatch 2 season 2 will release on December 6, 2022. That's the date provided in the official Overwatch 2 roadmap, and as such is the perfect start point for season 2.

Blizzard has officially confirmed this release date for Overwatch 2 season 2. Equally, the in-game countdown ends in the second week of December, making it inevitable that we'll get the new season by then. Blizzard wouldn't want a period of time without a season live, so the new content drop will be there by that point.

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What is included in Overwatch 2 season 2?

So far, the only concrete details on Overwatch 2 season 2 come from the roadmap that Blizzard shared prior to launch.

It confirmed that the new season starts on December 6, alongside a few other brief details. Look out for a new tank hero, a new map, and a battle pass full of new rewards. Those specifics haven't been confirmed yet, but expect at least 30 skins for existing characters, and a coveted mythic skin.

As first reported by Dexerto, Overwatch 2 Game Director Aaron Keller has already shared a few details about the new tank hero. In an interview during the Overwatch League competition, Keller confirmed it is "someone that players have seen before." Expect a familiar face, whoever it is!

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Do I need the Overwatch 2 season 2 battle pass?

Of course, the big change in Overwatch 2 is its free-to-play model. Despite this, you'll still need to fork out some money to purchase the battle pass and access all of the rewards along the progression tree. For reference, it costs 1,000 Overwatch Coins. That's the equivalent to $10 or £8.39.

If you have the season 1 battle pass, there's a good chance you won't need to spend extra for the new season, given the Overwatch Coins you earn naturally through progression. If not though, you'll need to spend cash - though expect the new hero and map to be free to all players regardless.

That's it for our look at Overwatch 2 season 2! As soon as we learn more about the upcoming content drop, we'll update this hub. Until then, feel free to check out our tier list for the game so far, as well as how to change the crosshair.