Overwatch 2 Season 1 roadmap start date, heroes, maps, and more

Blizzard has dusted its' hero shooter off, sharing lots about what's coming in the next iteration of Overwatch; here's the Overwatch 2 Season 1 roadmap details

Overwatch 2 Season 1 roadmap: An image of Junker Queen from her animated short

Overwatch 2 is on the way and Blizzard are doing things a little differently this time around. You could say this is a new era of the hero shooter’s lifetime – and we’re so here for it. Overwatch 2 is getting seasonal content for the foreseeable future and we have everything you need to know about the Overwatch 2 Season 1 roadmap right here.

With updates to Overwatch’s ranked mode, dubbed Competitive 2.0, coming and a full rework of the game’s core 6v6 format, things are going to be quite a bit different. But, that’s okay, the Overwatch 2 Season 1 roadmap is going to smooth the transition over with new heroes, maps, skins, and more.

So, if you’re wondering whether you should bother with Overwatch’s multiplayer when Overwatch 2 comes out, we have everything you need to  know about all the new content below. Trust us, you’re not going to want to miss out on what Blizzard has planned. Overwatch may be back, and it’s going to be glorious.

Overwatch 2 season 1 roadmap start date

Following a deep-dive, Blizzard has confirmed that the Overwatch 2 Season 1 roadmap start date in October 4, 2022. This is when the official Overwatch 2 release date is scheduled, but players are going to have to wait a little longer for PvE content.

Overwatch 2 season 1 roadmap heroes

At the moment, Blizzard has confirmed that Sojourn and Junker Queen will be arriving with Overwatch 2 Season 1.

In addition to this, a “yet to be revealed Support Hero” is coming with Season 1 – according to the PlayStation Blog. We should find out more about this soon.

For now, though, check out a Junker Queen animated short right here:

Overwatch 2 season 1 roadmap maps

Overwatch 2’s launch, which coincides with the start of the Season 1 roadmap, will see a total of six new maps introduced to the existing map pool. These are:

  • Toronto
  • New York
  • Rome
  • Monte Carlo
  • Portugal
  • Rio

Players should expect to see significantly less maps going forward, with the Overwatch 2 Season 2 roadmap listing one additional map.

Overwatch 2 season 1 roadmap additional content

Adding to this, Overwatch 2 players can look forward to Push being added as a permanent new PvP mode – and there’s going to be over 30 new skins and a new Mythic-rarity skin coming (the first one we’re going to see).

You can check out concept art for it below:

Overwatch 2 Season 1 will also launch with a number of hero reworks and the new 5v5 format for PvP modes. With the fact that Overwatch 2 will be free-to-play, we should see better support for this hero shooter going forwards.

If you want to know how to access the Overwatch 2 beta ahead of launch, check here. If you want to know who’s on top of the Overwatch 2 tier list ahead of launch, we got you here.