Overwatch 2 Starwatch event: Dates, Galactic Rescue mode, rewards & more

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Overwatch 2 Season 4 brings the new Starwatch event, giving players the chance to earn unique rewards. Here’s everything you need to know about Overwatch 2 Starwatch, from the start and end date to the Galactic Rescue mode. 

Overwatch 2 Season 4 has only boosted the popularity of Blizzard’s hero shooter, thanks to the arrival of the new Lifeweaver Support character and the introduction of some long-awaited changes to the competitive mode

With Season 5 still weeks away, the devs have announced that they will be filling the gap with a brand-new event, featuring a new mode to get stuck into along with a reworked version of an old map. 

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Here’s everything you need to know about the Overwatch 2 Starwatch event, from the start and end date to the rewards up for grabs. 

Overwatch 2 Starwatch start & end date 

Overwatch 2 gets underway on Tuesday, May 9, and is currently scheduled to run until Monday, May 22

This gives players just under two weeks to experience the new mode and unlock all of the rewards on offer. 

Overwatch 2 Starwatch Galactic Rescue mode explained

The Overwatch 2 Starwatch event brings the new Galactic Rescue mode for players to try out. This 4v4 battle splits players into the Infinite Empire and a rebellion known as The Watchers as teams fight for control of four capture points. 

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Certain Heroes have already pledged their allegiance to the Infinite Empire, including Sigma, Mercy, and Sojourn. Meanwhile, the likes of Torbjorn and Wrecking Ball have vowed to aid The Watchers. 

Matches take place on a reworked version of the Horizon Lunar Colony map, which hasn’t been seen in competitive matches since the original Overwatch. While the layout will be familiar to long-time fans, the new laser Laser turrets and Gravity Implosion Barrels shake up the gameplay in interesting ways.

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Wrecking Ball is the star of Overwatch 2 Starwatch.

Overwatch 2 Starwatch rewards 

Blizzard have revealed that an Epic Wrecking Ball skin will be available during the Overwatch 2 Starwatch event, which sees the Hero put on the uniform of The Watchers. There will also be a Charm and even more on offer, but these are yet to be revealed. 

These rewards will likely be earned through in-game challenges toed to the Galactic Rescue event, but fans can also expect a number of new skins to arrive on the store for purchase. 

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That was everything we know about the Overwatch 2 Starwatch event. We’ll be sure to update this page with the full list of rewards once they are available. 

For more on Overwatch 2, check out our other guides: 

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