Overwatch 2 PvE release date – hero shooter co-op missions and lore

Looking for the Overwatch 2 PvE release date? Here's everything we know about when you can dive into the hero shooter's co-op missions and uncover series lore

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Overwatch 2 is upon us and while it might appear similar to the first game prima facie, the way it plays is much different – the game is now 5v5, movement has been changed, and new characters have appeared. Alongside these updates, a new game mode is set to join the lineup in the form of Overwatch 2 PvE.

This new mode will allow players to team up and take on AI opponents and is aimed at those looking to get their fill of Overwatch lore and story. PvE mode will consist of missions that delve deep into the Overwatch universe’s events and adding maps based on what’s going on. One map will be set in Torbjorn’s Swedish factory, for example.

So, read on below to find out you can group up with friends in Overwatch 2 PvE and dive into the history of Overwatch via co-op missions. We’ll keep this guide updated to let you know if and when things change.

Overwatch 2 PvE release date

Overwatch 2 PvE will be released in 2023. While Overwatch 2 itself will launch October 4, the PvE mode is being developed by a different team to the rest of the game and will not be available at launch. The PvE co-op mode will be available at a yet undisclosed time next year.

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