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Overwatch 2 is on Steam Now

By Xueyang
Jul. 20, 2023 updated 08:03

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Blizzard Entertainment has announced that a selection of their games, starting with Overwatch 2, will be available on Steam. This move comes as Blizzard aims to make their games more accessible and inclusive to players worldwide. While has traditionally been the home for their PC players, Blizzard recognizes the changing landscape of gaming and wants to break down barriers for players everywhere.

Mike Ybarra, President of Blizzard Entertainment, emphasized the company's commitment to listening to players and exceeding their expectations. While remains a priority, Blizzard understands that players desire the choice to play on Steam. The collaboration with Valve will allow players to enjoy their favorite Blizzard games on a new platform.

Gabe Newell, President of Valve, expressed excitement about Overwatch 2 coming to Steam and highlighted the benefits for both gamers and developers. Players will have the opportunity to enjoy a beloved game on a platform that utilizes the capabilities of Steam, while developers will benefit from Blizzard's expertise in evolving supported features and functionality.

Overwatch 2, as a free-to-play team-based game, is the perfect title for Blizzard's debut on Steam. It offers a wide range of new gameplay experiences, including PvE Story Missions, a new core PvP game mode, new maps, and a new hero. This presents an excellent opportunity for new players to delve into the Overwatch universe.

It's important to note that Overwatch 2's presence on Steam is in addition to Existing players on can continue playing as usual, while Steam players will need to connect their Overwatch 2 account to a account for cross-platform play. Steam players will also have access to platform features such as achievements, friends list, and in-game invitations.

Blizzard is excited to see the response from the Overwatch community, both veterans and newcomers on Steam, and eagerly awaits their feedback. As for future plans, Blizzard will share more about potential other games coming to Steam at the appropriate time.

The Overwatch 2 Steam page is now live, and the Overwatch community is invited to add it to their wishlist. Let's give a warm welcome to the new teammates playing from Steam on August 10th!