Overwatch 2 will replace the first Overwatch on release, Blizzard has clarified.

That’s what Blizzard announced in a Reddit AMA. In fact, Overwatch players will download a patch on October 4 that turns the game into Overwatch 2.

As part of that, all credits, OWL tokens and competitive points will also be transferred to the second part. However, the second part must contain a new currency to which the in-game money is transferred. Unopened loot boxes will also be opened automatically before Overwatch 2 comes out, as the second part does not contain any loot boxes.

When Overwatch 2 releases on October 4 as a free-to-play game on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, it will include 5v5 matches and the addition of new maps and heroes. The PvE campaign mode should be out sometime in 2023. The beta will start on June 28.