Overwatch 2 updated roadmap: Characters, reworks & story changes after PvE cancellation

Overwatch 2 updated roadmap: Characters, reworks & story changes after PvE cancellation
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Written by 

Alex Garton

Published 

16th May 2023 20:22

While the Overwatch 2 devs recently revealed that the main PvE elements teased at Blizzcon 2019 have been cancelled, they did deliver a huge amount of news on future updates coming to OW2.

Providing a look ahead to the next three major patches in Seasons 5, 6 & 7, Blizzard has given Overwatch 2 fans a huge amount to get excited about.

With the roadmap featuring new characters, reworks, and story missions, let's check out everything the next three seasons have on offer for the community.

Overwatch 2 reveals content roadmap for Seasons 5, 6, and 7

OW2 content roadmap
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The Overwatch 2 roadmap gives the community complete clarification of all the major changes and additions coming in the next three seasons. Here's everything you can expect:

Overwatch Season 5 update

  • Questwatch - A new limited-time event
  • Mischief & Magic
  • Cinematic Reveal
  • Summer Games
  • 5v5 Mini Comp Season
  • On Fire Returns
  • Creator Workshop Mode

Overwatch Season 6 update

  • Story Missions
  • New Support Hero
  • Flashpoint
  • Hero Mastery
  • Firing Range
  • Player Progression System
  • Overwatch Anniversary

Overwatch Season 7 update

  • New Tank Hero
  • New Collaboration Event
  • New Control Map
  • New Winter Event
  • New Hero Mastery Missions
  • Roadhog Rework
  • Fan Favourite Modes Return
  • Cinematic Debuts
  • Competitive Mystery Heroes Returns
  • Lore Codea
  • Sombra Rework

When will each Overwatch 2 Season release?

Overwatch 2 Roadmap
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Courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment

For now, Blizzard hasn't revealed the specific release dates for Season 6 or 7, but they did mention that everything in the roadmap is planned for 2023.

As for Season 5, that's expected to go live in mid-June, so OW2 fans won't have to wait long before a huge amount of new content is delivered.

So, there you have it, that's everything you can expect in Overwatch 2 Season 5, 6, & 7. Now, it's just a case of waiting for all the exciting additions to go live.

Alex Garton
About the author
Alex Garton
Alex is a Senior Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) in English, he has previously written for Dexerto & Gfinity. Specialising in Call of Duty & Apex Legends, he loves (attempting) to improve his aim in competitive shooters and will always make time for a single-player RPG.
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