Overwatch 2 Battle for Olympus: All You Need to Know

Nutan Lele
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<div class="paragraphs"><p> Battle for Olympus is a limited-time Arcade game mode coming to&nbsp;Overwatch 2.</p></div>
Battle for Olympus is a limited-time Arcade game mode coming to&nbsp;Overwatch 2.


Battle for Olympus is a limited-time Arcade game mode coming to Overwatch 2.
Overwatch 2 debuts the event today (5th Jan). It will be available for the next two weeks.

Overwatch 2’s newest season brings a limited-time game mode for Season 2 called Battle for Olympus. Following the season’s mythology theme, the Battle of Olympus will feature 7 players decked out in Greecian glory battling it out in Ilios’s Ruins. Here is all we know about the Battle for Olympus game mode. 

Olympus limited-time event release date

The event will go on for the next two weeks. Battle for Olympus will be available starting 5th January and last till 19th January 2023. A number of skins and bundles are coming to the event which will be showcased in the upcoming Arcade game mode.

Overwatch 2 Battle for Olympus Gameplay

Battle for Olympus is a free-for-all deathmatch mode featuring seven Heroes with some unique ‘reimagined’ abilities related to their mythological counterparts. You’ll have a limited selection of characters including Junker Queen, Pharah, Widowmaker, Lucio, Reinhardt, Ramattra and Roadhog. Here are some of their reimagined powers:

  • Zeus Junker Queen: Smite enemies with Commanding Shout

  • Minotaur Reinhardt: Charge in quick succession

  • Cyclops Roadhog: Shoots boulders

  • Hades Pharah: Shoots 3 Rockets

Based on the trailer, the game mode will likely be played on maps like Illios Ruins and Château Guillard. Check out the limited-time event trailer below:

Blizzard Entertainment has also planned a global leaderboard of eliminations for the limited time mode. The Hero with the most kills will be honored with a statue in Ilios.

Cosmetics coming to the Battle Pass include:

  • Zeus Junker Queen (Mythic)

  • Medusa Widowmaker (Legendary)

  • Hermes Lucio (Legendary)

  • Minotaur Reinhardt (Legendary)

  • Cyclops Roadhog (Legendary)

  • Hades Pharah (Legendary)

  • Poseidon Ramattra (Legendary)

The seven mythology themed skins can be&nbsp; unlocked through premium battle pass tiers and the shop.

Poseidon Ramattra, Hades Pharah and Zeus Junker Queen are unlockable through the level 20, 60 and 80 Premium battlepass tiers while the others are available in the shop. Blizzard will take the event live on Overwatch 2 in the next few hours, so enjoy the last few hours of Winter Wonderland and get ready for a minor game update.

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Nutan is experienced with content across various FPS, MOBA, and BR titles for both PC and mobile gaming. Basically, she's a Jill of all trades. As the former captain of an all-woman esports team, her roots lie firmly in PC gaming but she does enjoy that one map in Call of Duty: Mobile.