When Does Overwatch 2 Season 8 Start? Date, Time, Duration, More

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Aditya Singh Rawat
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When Does Overwatch 2 Season 8 Start? Date, Time, Duration, More


The ongoing Overwatch 2 Season 7 is in its concluding phase with a few weeks left for the battle pass to end.
This will be followed by Overwatch 2 Season 8 which is going to introduce a new tank hero called Mauga among other features.
Here are details about when Overwatch 2 Season 8 is scheduled to release and a preview of what it may contain.

Overwatch 2 Season 8 is just a few weeks away from release and will be bringing with it the new tank hero Mauga who has already been play-tested by almost all the players.

Another important feature includes a revamped battle pass mechanic which will allow players to get any Mythic Skin of their choice, past and present, instead of simply accepting the one released in that particular season.

Now, the only question that remains to be answered is when does Overwatch 2 Season 8 start? How much time will the players get to enjoy all its features and complete the new battle pass that comes along?

Overwatch 2 Season 8: Start Date, Time, and Total Duration

The players had a ball of a time during Overwatch 2 Season 7 which released on 10th October and brought along an exciting Halloween event along with two huge collaborations with Diablo and LE SSERAFIM.

Both these crossovers were quite special for Overwatch 2, the one with Diablo being the first internal collaboration between two popular Blizzard titles and the other with LE SSERAFIM being its first in-game musical artist partnership for the game.

Next week, players will also receive the Roadhog rework which has been slightly delayed, and are expecting it to be as good as the Sombra rework which launched at the start of the season.

After running for more than a month, Season 7 is in its final few weeks, set to pave the way for Overwatch 2 Season 8 which is scheduled to release on 5th December.

Overwatch 2 Season 8 - Start Date

  • 5th December 2023, Tuesday

Overwatch 2 Season 8 - Start Time

  • 23:45 IST (Indian Standard Time)

  • 11:15 PT (Pacific Time)

  • 21:15 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

  • 20:15 CEST (Central European Summer Time)

  • 16:15 ET (Eastern Time)

  • 13:00 CT (Central Time)

Here is a quick look at all the Overwatch 2 Seasons that have taken place since the game launched in October last year.

  • Overwatch Season 1 - 4th October to 6th December 2022 | 64 Days

  • Overwatch Season 2 - 6th December 2022 to 7th February 2023 | 64 Days

  • Overwatch Season 3 - 7th February to 11th April 2023 | 63 Days

  • Overwatch Season 4 - 11th April to 13th June 2023 | 64 Days

  • Overwatch Season 5 - 13th June to 10th August 2023 | 58 Days

  • Overwatch Season 6 - 10th August 2023 to 10th October | 61 Days

  • Overwatch Season 7 - 10th October to 5th December | 56 Days

  • Overwatch Season 8 - 5th December to TBD

The upcoming Overwatch 2 Season 8 is set to be the last major update for the year and also the first for 2024. It is packed with new features, an exciting battle pass, and a highly anticipated new tank hero which has already been tested by players.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.