How to Preload Overwatch 2

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How to Preload Overwatch 2 on All Platforms

Abhimannu Das
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Preload for Overwatch 2 should be available starting from 2nd October.
From 2nd to 4th October, Overwatch will be down for 27 hours after which Overwatch 2 will go live.
Players do not need to own a copy of Overwatch to play Overwatch 2 and the sequel is free-to-play.

Overwatch 2 is set to go live on 4th October and a preload is expected to go live on 2nd October. Blizzard Entertainment revealed that Overwatch (2016) will be taken down on 2nd October and the servers will not be available for 27 hours. The preload for Overwatch 2 is expected to go live on the same day to help players immediately log in to the game at launch and experience all of the new content. Here is everything you need to know about preloading Overwatch 2.

How to Preload Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2 will be available for download on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC. If you were able to run Overwatch on your PC, you should be able to run the sequel just fine.

Overwatch 2 System Requirements (Minimum)

  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8650

  • RAM: 6 GB

  • OS: Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)

  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 600 series, AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 series

  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0

  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0

  • FREE DISK SPACE: 50 GB

  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 512 MB

Overwatch 2 Recommended Requirements

  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7 or AMD Ryzen™ 5

  • RAM: 8 GB

  • OS: Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)

  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or AMD R9 380

  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.1

  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.1

  • FREE DISK SPACE: 50 GB

  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 2048 MB

Here is a full list of consoles that will be able to run the game:

  • PlayStation 4 Slim/Pro/Standard Edition

  • PlayStation 5 Digital/Disc Edition

  • Xbox One X/S

  • Xbox Series X/S

  • Nintendo Switch

A pre-load should be available prior to the release of the game on 2nd October. On PC, the pre-load will be available on the Battle.net store only. The game will be available on Steam or other storefronts. A copy of Overwatch is not necessary to play the game and it is strongly recommended to link your console and PC accounts if applicable to ensure you have all your cosmetics in a single profile.


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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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