Overwatch 2 Season 6: Expected release date, new support Hero, Story Missions, Hero Mastery, more

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Blizzard Entertainment have released the first details about Overwatch 2 Season 6, so here’s everything we know about the upcoming season so far, including the new content and potential release date.

Overwatch 2 is storming through the seasons, often introducing new Heroes, maps, and more with each update.

The Overwatch 2 devs have been very good when it comes to communicating with the player base and providing updates surrounding future content. While the announcement that Overwatch 2’s PvE Story Mode has officially been scrapped certainly met major disappointment, there is a lot to look forward to if you’re an Overwatch fan.

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The devs recently provided a roadmap for the upcoming seasons, including Season 5, which is the next big update for the game. The roadmap revealed information on Season 6’s content, which, despite being some time away, is extremely exciting, so let’s get into the details.

Overwatch 2 Season 6 expected release date

Overwatch 2 Season 6 does not have an official release date, however, fans expect it to arrive on August 15, 2023, based on the seasonal schedule that’s been in place since the game’s release.

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Season 6 is set to be a very exciting season for players, as not only will the update bring ahead of new content, but it also marks Overwatch’s Anniversary, which will likely be celebrated with an event.

The roadmap revealed more interesting content, such as an updated Firing Range and player progression system.

Overwatch 2 gets a new support Hero & core mode in Season 6

With the roadmap Blizzard tweeted out on May 16, 2023, it revealed that Overwatch 2 Season 6 will be bringing a new support Hero to the game after Season 4 brought Lifeweaver.

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We don’t yet have any information or details on this new support Hero, however, we’ll keep this piece updated as more news drops so stay tuned.

The roadmap also revealed a new core mode, Flashpoint. Again, we don’t know much about this mode, but it looks like it could be bringing a new map along with it.

Story Missions announced for Overwatch 2 Season 6

Those disappointed to hear that the Story Mode for Overwatch 2 was scrapped will be happy to hear that Story Missions are arriving in Season 6.

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We don’t know much about them, but they will likely follow each character and be PvE-style missions where players fight waves of enemies and have to complete a task that’s in some way related to the character you’re doing the mission for.

Overwatch 2 Season 6 Hero Mastery

Lastly, the roadmap also revealed that there will be a Hero Mastery system introduced for Overwatch 2 Season 6. There’s not much detail, but it will likely be some sort of level progression system for the Heroes, which will allow players to unlock rewards and perhaps more.

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That’s all we currently know about Overwatch 2 Season 6. If you’re interested in more Overwatch guides, check out some of our others below:

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