Overwatch 2 Clash mode explained: Maps, rules, more

Joseph Pascoulis
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Overwatch 2 is introducing Clash, a new PvP mode that brings back some of the game’s most loved 2CP maps. Here’s everything you need to know about the new OW2 game mode.

Overwatch 2 Season 8 is the next big update for the Hero shooter, promising a brand-new Tank Hero in Mauga and more. With Season 7 getting some great content, including an exciting new map, players are wondering what’s in store for the future.

Blizzard are pretty transparent about future updates, often providing details way in advance. For example, we already have the first details about the next new Hero after Mauga, who is officially called Venture.

Further, we also have details on a new upcoming game mode called Clash, which aims to bring back some of the removed 2CP maps that were fan favorites back in the original game.

So, with that said, here’s everything you need to know about Overwatch 2’s Clash PvP mode, including how it works and when to expect it.

When will Clash be released in Overwatch 2?

At the time of writing, Overwatch 2‘s new Clash game mode does not have an official release season or date. That said, it’s safe to say that it will likely arrive in a future seasonal update.

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Overwatch 2 Season 8 will bring Mauga, Season 9 is set to bring huge changes to the Competitive mode, while Season 10 will see the arrival of Venture, so it’s hard to say which season Clash will be introduced.

Once we know more about the new mode’s release season and date, we’ll be sure to update this piece.

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Clash will be a brand-new game mode for Overwatch 2.

What is Clash in Overwatch 2? PvP game mode explained

For those wondering how Clash works in Overwatch 2, here’s how the game mode plays out. Clash is a PvP game mode with five capture points (A-E) that are “placed in a straight line on a mirrored map.” Only one of these capture points is active at one time and the match starts with the mid-map capture point (C).

The two teams must then fight for this capture point to progress to the next, getting deeper and deeper into the enemy’s territory with each point captured. You can capture a point by simply standing on it uncontested. The first team to make it all the way (A/E) or capture the most points wins the match.

It’s a game mode that will see a lot of push and pull, with teams constantly fighting to push each other back and capture points.

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Overwatch 2 Clash maps

As revealed at BlizzCon, Clash will feature a map called Hanaoka, which is set on the street right next to the beloved 2CP map, Hanamura.

The map will feature a mirrored layout and will be different from Hanamura, as it’s set in a different section of the location, but the vibe and setting will be the same as the removed map.

The devs also mentioned Volskaya, another 2CP map that was removed along with the game mode for OW2. We could see something similar for this setting, where the devs have made a map in the same or similar location to Volskaya for Clash.

These are the only two maps mentioned for Clash so far, but if any more maps are announced we’ll be sure to update you.

Well, there you have it, that was everything you need to know about OW2’s Clash game mode. For more, check out some of our other guides below:

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After graduating from the University of Southampton, Joseph joined CharlieIntel as a Games Writer after a short stint of freelance journalism. Joseph enjoys most genres of games and will play anything that sparks his interest, but his expertise lies within the FPS category, specifically Apex Legends. If Joey isn't writing about games, then he's most likely playing them. You can contact Joseph at [email protected]