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Overwatch 2 Released In October With New Hero Junker Queen, Will Be Free-To-Play

At long last, Overwatch 2’s PVP has a release date. Announced during the Xbox-Bethesda Games Showcase, the sequel to 2016’s popular team shooter is coming to Xbox and PlayStation consoles, Nintendo Switch, and PC on October 4, 2022. Best of all, the game will be free-to-play.

Additionally, the game will come with a new playable hero, the Junker Queen. In the brief footage showing off the hero, it looks like we can expect a new tank-hero, equipped with a punch-packing shotgun and a large, two-handed axe for some melee power as well.

For those up to date on their Overwatch lore, you’ll recognize the Mad Max-esque villain from her appearance in Wrecking Ball’s origin story video and from quips made by Junkrat and Roadhog. She serves as the ruler of Junkertown and oversees the Scrapyard, an arena where Junkertown’s best and perhaps-not-the-brightest fight to the death in hopes of achieving glory. Junker Queen is the 34th character to enter the fray in Overwatch.

Blizzard plans to show off more of Overwatch 2 later this week, as an Overwatch event has been scheduled to take place on June 16.

Over the last year, both Blizzard and parent company Activision Blizzard have been dealing with allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination, as well as lawsuits centered around these issues. Meanwhile, Microsoft is in the process of attempting to acquire Activision Blizzard.

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