The Overwatch servers are down for the count as Blizzard prepares for the Overwatch 2 launch

The sequel opens its doors on Tuesday evening.

On Monday night, the curtain came down on Overwatch for the last time. Blizzard shut down the game’s servers, and is now loading up for the launch of the sequel, Overwatch 2.


Thousands of players logged in to say goodbye to the popular multiplayer shooter, which originally launched in the spring of 2016. On Twitch, YouTube and social media, photos and videos poured in from the moment Blizzard pulled the plug.

The Overwatch universe will of course live on through the sequel, but not without extensive changes. Perhaps the most important of these is the transition from teams of six players to teams of five. In addition, new heroes and maps are coming in, while existing heroes will undergo major overhauls.

The doors to Overwatch 2 officially open on Tuesday 4 October, at 21:00 Norwegian time. Then both new and old players can throw themselves into the multiplayer shooter for free, on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch.

Those who are still happy with Overwatch have a lot to look forward to in the regular multiplayer. I still doubt that the game will attract that many fresh faces based on the multiplayer, so it will be interesting to see what Activision Blizzard does with the co-op mode“.

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