The Overwatch 2 roadmap is packed with information about what’s to come for the free-to-play shooter on day one and beyond. This includes confirmation that an unannounced third hero will join the ranks at launch.
Overwatch 2 will launch in early access on October 4 for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S consoles. Additionally, the script reveals that three new heroes are joining the fight from the start.
Two of these heroes have already been revealed. Junker Queen was officially confirmed this week, while Sojourn was released in the Overwatch 2 beta. Thanks to the time we’ve had with her, we already have an Overwatch 2 Sojourn guide ready for you to dive into ahead of launch.
The third hero has yet to be fully revealed, but Blizzard has confirmed that it will be a support hero. And we have a big clue that could hint at how this hero will play in the game.
Who is this mysterious third hero?
When checking the linked timestamp in Overwatch release date reveals trailer (opens in new tab)It’s possible to catch a glimpse of an ethereal blue fox that players speculate belongs to this enigmatic third new hero.
We’re not sure what game purpose this fox will serve, or if it’s related to the third hero. However, if it is, it’s possible that the fox could provide buffs to teammates or debuffs to enemy heroes.
Also, we see a group of heroes chasing the fox. It could potentially lead them to sneaky enemy players or highlight an ideal route to an objective. The hero’s feet are glowing green, which could indicate that a speed buff is being applied, not unlike Lucio’s Speed Boost. Whatever direction Blizzard is taking with this fox, and in turn the new hero, has certainly piqued our interest.
What else is in the Overwatch 2 roadmap?
As you can see in the image above, Overwatch 2’s new heroes aren’t the only feature arriving on day one. The Overwatch 2 Battle Pass for Season 1 is arriving on the same day, making over 30 skins available to earn through progression, as well as a new Mythic skin.
In addition, we will be treated to six new maps and a new game mode from the start. Seasons typically last for nine weeks, and the change will bring a new Battle Pass, along with new heroes, skins, modes, and more.
In 2023, Blizzard will also add a new PvE mode to Overwatch 2. This mode was initially planned for the original Overwatch, but has been delayed to make the sequel a more developed experience for hardcore and casual gamers.
There’s plenty of other Overwatch 2 news for you to catch up on, including the removal of loot boxes, the Battle Pass roadmap, and more details on how PvE will work alongside PvP.