The launch of Overwatch 2 is just days away, with servers going live on 4th October. The original Overwatch will be completely replaced in the process, and the service will be free to play for all players. We got a new trailer that shows heroes, both new and old, in action.

While many aspects of Overwatch will remain the same, there are a few key differences. Perhaps the largest is the shift from 6v6 to 5v5, which is sure to shake up the competitive meta in a big way. Another is the addition of new heroes like Kiriko, which brings the total of playable characters up to 35. There will be a grand total of 22 global maps across 6 different game modes, with more content already in the pipeline. Overwatch fans will be eating well next week, provided there are no technical snafus or server issues once the big day arrives.

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