Overwatch 2 is Coming to Steam on August 10th

Blizzard Entertainment will also bring its other titles from Battle.net to Valve’s platform. More details are coming “when the time is right.”

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that Overwatch 2 will release on August 10th for Steam. Currently exclusive to Battle.net on PC, the hero shooter is the first of several planned releases for Valve’s platform.

Blizzard president Mike Ybarra stated, “It’s our goal at Blizzard to listen to players and try to exceed their expectations in everything we do. While Battle.net remains a priority for us now and into the future, we’ve heard players want the choice of Steam for a selection of our games, starting with Overwatch 2 on August 10th. We’re happy to work with Valve to make that happen.”

Gabe Newell, president of Valve, added, “Gamers and developers are going to benefit from Overwatch 2 coming to Steam. Gamers will have another platform where they can play a beloved game that utilizes the capabilities of Steam, and developers will benefit from the effects of having the talented team at Blizzard helping us evolve our supported features and functionality for Overwatch 2.”

Of course, there is a catch – you must connect the game to a Battle.net account for cross-platform play and cross-progression. However, features like Steam Achievements, Friends and invitations are supported. Those who already enjoy the game on Battle.net won’t see any changes. Blizzard didn’t reveal other planned titles for Steam but said it would share more “when the time is right.”

Overwatch 2’s Steam launch coincides with the launch of Season 6 and Invasion, which adds the first three PvE story missions for $15. Flashback, a new core PvP mode launching with two new exclusive maps, and a new Support hero are also coming.