With the launch of Early Access Overwatch 2 will be
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With the launch of Early Access, Overwatch 2 will be a “replacement for the current service.”

Key developers of Blizzard Entertainment’s team-based shareware shooter Overwatch 2 participate in a forum Q&A session Reddit clarified some aspects of the transition from the first to the second part.

    Image Credit: Blizzard Entertainment

Image Credit: Blizzard Entertainment

Recall that when Blizzard announced Overwatch 2, it said that Overwatch and Overwatch 2 users can play together on the same maps, but eventually the clients of the two shooters will unite.

Now, according to sequel director Aaron Keller, with the launch of Overwatch 2 Early Access should become “Replace Current Service”. Apparently, support for the original Overwatch will be discontinued.

You can no longer purchase Overwatch separately. The only way to get the first part is to buy it Observation Post Setwhich includes a copy of the original game, premium skins, virtual currency and access to the “beta” for the sequel.

    Overwatch skins will make their way into the second part thanks to cross-platform progression

Overwatch skins will make their way into the second part thanks to cross-platform progression

Also developers Approvedthat all types of in-game currencies will be transferred from Overwatch to Overwatch 2. However, the new currency will be the main currency in the sequel, and not all items in it may be purchased with the old “money”.

As for the loot boxes, which won’t be in Overwatch 2, any unopened containers will be forcibly opened before launch and their contents moved to the owner’s inventory.

Overwatch 2 Early Access and Season 1 launches October 4th on PC (Battle.net), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, and Nintendo Switch. From June 28th to July 18th, the next phase of the closed beta test will take place on PC and consoles.

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