Blizzard is hosting an Overwatch 2 reveal event this week

Overwatch 2
(Image credit: Activision Blizzard)

Blizzard is hosting an Overwatch 2 reveal event later this week.

Unveiled in 2019, the sequel to hero shooter Overwatch has been a long time coming. But with the game set to blast its way onto early access on October 4, the wait is almost over. To give you more of an idea of how Overwatch 2 is shaping up, Blizzard is planning a reveal event that'll take place in just a matter of days. 

The Overwatch 2 reveal event will be broadcast on Thursday, June 16, at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST. You can catch the livestream on the PlayOverwatch Youtube and Twitch channels. 

During the first Overwatch 2 beta, which took place back in April, the developer implemented various balance patches and some new abilities, such as Zenyatta's Snap Kick passive. "We've only just scratched the surface. This is the beginning of everything we have in store for the game," reads a post on Blizzard's website

We got a fresh look at the game during yesterday's Xbox and Bethesda's showcase with a trailer featuring new hero, the Junker Queen. The footage also confirmed that the game's PVP element will be free-to-play. Expect to see plenty more details on the shooter's newest tank-class character as well as the plans Blizzard has for Overwatch 2's seasonal content and more information on the next beta during Thursday's livestream.

Prepare for the standalone sequel with our Overwatch 2 guide, including new modes, maps, heroes, and everything we know so far. 

Anne-Marie Ostler
Freelance Writer

Originally from Ireland, I moved to the UK in 2014 to pursue a Games Journalism and PR degree at Staffordshire University. Following that, I've freelanced for GamesMaster, Games TM, Official PlayStation Magazine and, more recently, Play and GamesRadar+. My love of gaming sprang from successfully defeating that first Goomba in Super Mario Bros on the NES. These days, PlayStation is my jam. When not gaming or writing, I can usually be found scouring the internet for anything Tomb Raider related to add to my out of control memorabilia collection.