At current, listed below are the at the moment scheduled Overwatch 2 launch occasions for many main international locations and areas:
12 p.m. PDT (October 4th)
3 p.m EDT (October 4th)
9 p.m. CEST (October 4th)
8 p.m BST (October 4th)
4 a.m. JST (October fifth)
5 a.m. AEST (October fifth)
7 a.m. NZST (October fifth)
Again, Overwatch 2 will comply with a world launch schedule, so there isn’t a must strive any “region hopping” or comparable methods generally used to play sure new releases early. (*2*), that signifies that those that stay in a area not listed above can merely use the formally introduced launch occasions to determine when the recreation might be accessible of their space.
If you’re planning to play Overwatch 2 on PC, you can begin pre-loading the recreation proper now. Console gamers can begin pre-loading the recreation three hours earlier than the scheduled launch time of their area (9 a.m. PDT, 12 p.m. EDT, 5 p.m. BST, and many others.). The Overwatch 2 set up dimension is about 50 GB on PC and 30 GB on consoles, so remember to clear at the least that a lot area so as to guarantee a clean set up expertise.
(*2*), please be aware that Activision Blizzard is requiring all Overwatch 2 gamers to arrange SMS safety (2FA) on their Battle.web accounts. In different phrases, you will be unable to play the recreation on-line until you register your telephone quantity by your account. While that transfer has already confirmed to be controversial amongst some customers, Activision Blizzard has not introduced any intentions to deviate from that technique presently.
Finally, please be aware that whereas Overwatch 2 is a free-to-play recreation those that are coming into the sequel chilly (that means they didn’t beforehand buy the authentic Overwatch on their Battle.web account or the premium model of Overwatch 2) might want to unlock a lot of the recreation’s content material as they go alongside. Early projections recommend that it’s going to take you fairly some time to unlock all the pieces in Overwatch 2, so that you’d higher put together for a protracted journey if that’s the path you’re touring.