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Overwatch 2 Season 4 was action-packed, bringing players a new hero as well as an abundance of limited-time game modes and events. But in typical gamer fashion, the player base is already wondering what’s in store come Season 5.

Activision Blizzard is currently under fire after announcing that the long-awaited PvE mode was not going to be arriving as promised. In an attempt to cool down the drama, developers have sought to assure players that other content is coming.

When is Overwatch 2 Season 5 Getting Released?

Blizzard has not confirmed an exact date for Overwatch 2 Season 5. However, following the previous season’s timelines as well as taking the Season 4 battle pass end date into consideration, it’s safe to say that Season 5 will likely begin on June 13, 2023.

There is always the possibility of a delay but this date should be put in your calendars for now.

Overwatch 2 Season 5 New Hero and Map

There will not be a new hero in Season 5. For now, developers are sticking to a confirmed schedule that has a new hero released every other season. Since Lifeweaver was introduced in Season 4, you won’t see another hero until Season 6 — and it will be another support hero.

This doesn’t mean there isn’t any new content, however. Season 5 will bring a brand new map. Unfortunately, no information is known about this map, including the location or what type of game mode it’s designed for.

It’s being assumed that it will be for Push or Hybrid, however, based on the previous releases. Fans are also expecting that it will be different than the past two maps, which were based in snowy locations.

Overwatch 2 Season 5 Battle Pass

Like most of the information surrounding Season 5, developers have not shared any official details about the battle pass just yet.

Overwatch Executive Producer Jared Neuss did discuss the battle pass theme during a PlayOverwatch chat on YouTube — although it was still a bit cryptic. He claimed that upcoming seasons would be “tightly” themed and battle passes would have a name and identity. This means the cosmetics and other rewards will most likely be within the same theme.

Neuss went on to say that Season 5 would have an “integrated narrative” for the battle pass that isn’t canon to the main lore. This makes sense since Overwatch has been exploring some crossovers, including the One Punch Man skin collaboration and the Star Wars-inspired Starwatch mode in Season 4.

New Content Coming in Overwatch 2 Season 5

Blizzard shared a road map for the next few seasons as proof that more content is coming despite the extensive PvE mode getting canned.

Overwatch 2 season 5 roadmap

The first limited-time event is Questwatch, which appears to be inspired by fantasy-like worlds similar to Dungeons & Dragons. The road map image features a very large map with a variety of mysterious nature locations, including a castle and a volcano.

Underneath, Blizzard hinted at something called Mischief & Mayhem. This appears to coincide with the fantasy theme of Questwatch, meaning fans should expect fantasy-inspired cosmetics in the battle pass more than likely. Fairies, elves, and orcs in Overwatch 2? Sign us up. This could also be similar to Battle For Olympus where certain heroes are given abilities and looks inspired by D&D.

Alongside Questwatch and Mischief & Mayhem, Season 5 will also see the return of Summer Games, which probably means new summer-themed skins and the Lucioball game mode. Then there’s Creator Workshop Mode and a 5v5 mini competitive season.

Lastly, this roadmap promises a new cinematic. It’s unclear who the short video will focus on, with the screenshot showing a dog. Some guess it will be for a new hero like Sojourn or Ramattra, but nothing has been officially revealed.