Check out what’s coming in Overwatch 2 Season 3
New Antarctica Peninsula Control map
Control gets its first new map in Overwatch® 2 in the form of frosty Antarctica! Players have already visited the main facility of Ecopoint: Anarctica as seen in Mei’s “Rise and Shine” cinematic, but the Antarctica Peninsula station is a lore-rich tundra with several stories yet to be told. This snow-themed Control map features some unique sights, including an ice-breaker ship and underground drilling station. Discover tons of flank routes across this chilly battleground, with some offering a high ground advantage over high-traffic areas and objectives.
Asian mythology theme and Kiriko Mythic skin
Overwatch 2 is diving into Asian Mythology as the theme for Season 3! This season features some of the developers’ most unique skins and fun lore connections. Complete the Premium Battle Pass and you’ll unlock the Amaterasu Kiriko Mythic skin, inspired by various deities in Japanese mythology with customizations you can mix and match themed for the moon, the sea, and storms. Visual effects include themed headpieces and a new look for Kiriko’s spirit fox.
More rewards, more often
Season 3 will offer even more rewards just for logging in and playing. You can look forward to 10 additional tiers of rewards on the free track, as well as 1500 Credits to earn and spend as you please in the Hero Gallery. 500 Credits have been added to the Premium track as well.
Nearly all Epic and Legendary event hero skins from the original Overwatch—300 total—have been added to the Hero Gallery and will always be available for purchase with either Overwatch Coins or Credits. The price of those Legendary skins has also been lowered from 1900 Credits to 1500 Credits.
In total, the Overwatch 2 team will be offering four earnable skins outside of the Battle Pass through in-game events and granting players a heaping helping of other earnable and free cosmetics this season. These include:
A gold medal weapon charm for logging in at any point between February 7-February 20.
A Cupid Hanzo Player icon for logging in during the upcoming Ultimate Valentine’s event.
An earnable Legendary OW2 skin later in the season.
Players can also receive the first five free tiers of rewards in their Battle Pass in Season 3 just for logging in during the first week! And tune in for Twitch Drops throughout the season to = claim more fun upcoming cosmetics.
Loverwatch dating sim (Feb. 13-28) and Ultimate Valentine’s Event (Feb. 14-28)
Can you feel the love? The Ultimate Valentine event kicks off on Valentine’s Day this year with a Hanzo 4v4 Limited Time Mode, and Support-themed challenges that can net you two earnable epic skins among other rewards. In another first for Overwatch 2, don’t miss out on the Loverwatch dating simulator, which launches on February 13!
Loverwatch is a non-canon text-based dating sim where players will choose between two potential dating paths: Mercy or Genji. Players will be presented with dialogue options to interact with that hero and will be assisted by Cupid (who looks suspiciously like Hanzo). Unlock the secret ending and you’ll be rewarded with a themed POTG Highlight!
Once live, Loverwatch will be accessible at https://www.Loverwatch.gg and available on web client only. The experience will be playable until February 28 in Korean, Japanese, Spanish, German, French, and English. The full playthrough lasts roughly 30 minutes.
One-Punch Man collaboration (March 7 - April 6)
100 pushups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and a 10-kilometer run! Every single day! The developers have been working with Japanese Anime “One-Punch Man” on their first-ever major IP collaboration for Overwatch 2 to bring One-Punch Man skins and cosmetics to the game this season! Together they have created a collection of cosmetics from the beloved anime, including Saitama skin for Doomfist.
PachiMarchi returns (March 21 - April 4)
PachiMarchi is back with a new limited time Kill Confirmed game mode and a ton of rewards including an epic skin, six PachiMarchi player icons, a weapon charm, and name card! Claim a PachiMarchi Roadhog player icon just from logging in during the event, and complete themed challenges to earn an Epic Pachimari Roadhog skin before the event ends on April 4.
Overwatch World Cup celebration
The stage is set! All 36 countries participating in the Overwatch World Cup have been announced, and the competition committee selection process is now underway. More info on OWWC, including how and when to watch, will be shared throughout the year.
New Packs In-Store
While the Watchpoint Pack is leaving the eShop at the launch of Season 3, players will be able to purchase from a selection of 3 new packs to heighten their gaming experience. Check out the details below on what each pack includes:
1000 Overwatch Coins
Epic Skin – Honey Bee Mercy
Weapon Charm – Bee
1000 Overwatch Coins
Access to Sojourn, Junker Queen, Kiriko and Ramattra
Access to all OW1 Heroes
Ultimate Battle Pass Pack
2000 Overwatch Coins
S3 Premium Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips
Legendary Skin – Beekeeper Sigma
To learn more about the updates and gameplay changes coming in Overwatch 2 Season 3, visit the main site.