Overwatch 2 free to play – will Blizzard’s FPS cost money?

Are you wondering if Overwatch 2 will be free to play? The Loadout has you covered with our guide to Blizzard's next FPS game that adds new hero Sojourn

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Overwatch 2 is finally nearing completion six years after the release of the original. The series is packed full of unique characters and maps, and has some of the best personalities of any multiplayer game out there. If you don’t believe me, you must not have hooked Reinhardt as Roadhog, unloaded your ultimate into his shield, and then spammed the laugh emote.

While this does explain the inordinate amount of bans I’ve had, it doesn’t answer the important questions, like whether Overwatch 2 is free to play or not. That might sound like a strange query seeing as the first game was a fully priced game, but recent leaks have indicated that Blizzard might be moving towards a F2P live-service model.

So, read on below to find out everything we know about whether you’ll have to stump up some cash to pay for Overwatch 2 when it releases. We’ll keep the guide updated with all the latest information, so bookmark it and be sure to check back.

Overwatch 2 free to play

Overwatch 2 might be free to play. While it hasn’t been confirmed by Blizzard yet, a recent data mine leaked the presence of an Overwatch 2 battle pass in the game’s code. This could mean that players pay for the battle pass but not the game, as is the case with other live-service titles like Call of Duty Warzone.

To find out more about the game, you can check our guide on Overwatch 2 release date, trailers, characters, and more. Regardless, we can’t wait to get smashy with Reinhardt in the Overwatch sequel when it finally hits hard drives.