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Overwatch® 2 will launch on October 4, with Junker Queen joining the fray | Technology

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 12, 2022–

Monitor 2 launches in Early Access with dynamic new PvP content coming to Windows® PC and Xbox Series X|S consoles, Xbox One, PlayStation® 5, PlayStation® 4 and Nintendo Switch™ on October 4, kicking off the next chapter of Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed team-based shooter. With a new five-on-five multiplayer format with cross-platform play and cross-platform progression, Overwatch 2 The PvP experience is designed to deliver amazing and fresh competitive gameplay with a new free-to-play model and major game updates such as new heroes, hero reworks, maps, modes, and premium cosmetics.

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At launch, players will have the opportunity to get their hands on the new tank hero to join the roster, the ruthless Australian-born ruler of Junkertown: the Junker Queen. More details on the Junker Queen, Overwatch 2′ The game’s live service model and seasonal content plan, as well as the game’s upcoming phase of closed beta testing, will be shared during the Overwatch 2 Reveal event live stream on YouTube.com/PlayOverwatch or Twitch.tv/PlayOverwatch this Thursday, June 16 at 10:00 a.m. PDT.

The Junker Queen is the second new hero revealed for Overwatch 2, and the 34th hero in the franchise overall, following Sojourn, a highly mobile, rail-armed former Overwatch captain with cybernetic abilities. Iconic new international locations will also be coming to the game at launch, from snowy New Queen Street in Toronto to bustling Midtown Manhattan. Monitor 2 additionally introduces the new Push game mode, a symmetrical map type where teams fight to gain control and advance a centrally located robot deeper into enemy territory than the opposing team.

“We look forward to deploying the start of the Monitor 2 on October 4 and introduce an exciting new competitive vision, featuring incredible new content and a reimagining of the iconic heroes, maps, and gameplay that made the original game so compelling,” said Mike Ybarra, President of Blizzard Entertainment. the start of an always-on, ever-evolving era for the franchise, and a new commitment to serving players with frequent and substantial updates planned in the future to keep Overwatch 2 fresh and fun for many years to come. “

For more information on today’s announcement, visit PlayOverwatch.com and tune in to the Overwatch 2 Reveal event live stream on Thursday.

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About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Best known for his blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft®, Hearthstone®, Overwatch, Warcraft ®, StarCraft ® and Diablo ® franchises and multi-franchise Heroes of the Storm®, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (https://www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), is a leading entertainment software developer and publisher renowned for creating some of the most critically acclaimed. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes twenty-three #1* games and several Game of the Year awards. The company’s online gaming service, Battle.net ®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.

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Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Blizzard Entertainment’s expectations, plans, intentions, or strategies regarding the future, including statements about the release timing of Overwatch 2 and its features and functionality, is forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks. and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Blizzard Entertainment’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the risk factors sections of the latest Activision Blizzard’s annual report on Form 10-K and all subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are based on information available to Blizzard Entertainment and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Blizzard Entertainment nor Activision Blizzard undertakes any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Blizzard Entertainment or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially. current expectations.

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