Season three of Overwatch 2 is here and it’s bringing with it a whole host of new content, including a new Antarctic Peninsula Control map, a new Asian Mythology theme, a Battle Pass with a Mythic Kiriko skin, the Ultimate Valentine’s in-game event featuring a browser-based Overwatch Dating Simulator: Loverwatch, and an IP collaboration—a first-ever for Overwatch 2! Plus, PachiMarchi returns in March! Read on for a summary of the matchmaking, competitive, and balance changes we’re making in season three, a preview of what to expect from our upcoming patches, and details on the return of the Overwatch World Cup!
For starters, season three introduces Workshop mode with new auto-moderation tech along with several accessibility improvements. The Premium Battle Pass includes the Amaterasu Kiriko Mythic skin, inspired by various deities in Japanese mythology with customizations you can mix and match themed for the moon, the sea, and storms. We’ll also be offering four earnable skins outside of the Battle Pass through in-game events and granting players a heaping helping of other earnable and free cosmetics this season.
On February 13, don’t miss out on the Loverwatch dating simulator, which is a non-canon text-based dating sim where players will choose between two potential dating paths: Mercy or Genji. Players will be presented with dialogue options to interact with that hero and will be assisted by Cupid (who looks suspiciously like Hanzo). Unlock the secret ending, and you’ll be rewarded with a themed POTG Highlight!
On March 7, we’ll be introducing our first-ever major IP collaboration for Overwatch 2 with Japanese Anime “One-Punch Man” which will bring One-Punch Man skins and cosmetics to the game this season! Together we’ve created a collection of cosmetics from the beloved anime, including a Saitama skin for Doomfist.
In March, you can look forward to our returning PachiMarchi event, which includes a new limited-time Kill Confirmed game mode and a ton of rewards, including an epic skin, six PachiMarchi player icons, a weapon charm, and name card!
The full patch notes to kick off season three will be posted later today. Join us on Twitch today at 12:00 P.M. PT for an in-depth discussion of the Hero balance changes heading your way later this week. We’ll be joined by our Lead Hero Designer, Alec Dawson, and A_Seagull as we break down who’s getting nerfed, who’s getting buffed, and what it means to you.
The Overwatch World Cup has also been announced, and the competition committee selection process is now underway. Follow Overwatch and Path to Pro on Twitter for updates as we’ll reveal the final committee and player rosters through these channels.
Season three of Overwatch 2 is here and it’s bringing with it a host of all-new content, including a new Antarctic Peninsula Control map, a new Asian Mythology theme and Battle Pass with a Mythic Kiriko skin, the Ultimate Valentine’s in-game event featuring a browser-based Overwatch Dating Simulator: Loverwatch, and an IP collaboration—a first-ever