Overwatch 2 Season 3: Expected start date, new map, more


Overwatch 2 Season 3 is set to be the first major update of 2023, which will bring a number of changes to the hero shooter. Here’s everything we know so far about Overwatch 2 Season 3, including when it’s likely to debut.


Overwatch 2 Season 2 has just begun, featuring new tank Ramatra, as well as seasonal events like Winter Wonderlands and Year of the Rabbit.

Despite all the fresh content, players are already looking ahead to 2023 and what Overwatch 2 Season 3 may have in store for them. Luckily, even though it’s still early doors on Season 2, there are some details on what to expect from the next major update.

Here’s all the information we know about Overwatch 2 Season 3, from the expected start date to whether or not a new hero will be released.

overwatch 2 season 3 start date

There is currently no official start date for Overwatch 2 Season 3, but we’ll expect it to come Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

Seasons last nine weeks in Overwatch, so this date seems about right when you take into account Season 2’s December 6th start date.

Will there be a new hero in Overwatch 2 Season 3?

It’s always a big deal whenever new characters arrive, but, sadly, There won’t be any new heroes in Overwatch 2 Season 3,

The devs have confirmed that after Season 2 the new maps and heroes will alternate between seasons. Since we’ve got Ramatra with the last major content release, players will have to wait until Season 4 to see a new face.

On the bright side, Overwatch 2 commercial lead, Jon Spector confirmed with Q&A Invention that the next hero will be a supporting character when season 4 finally rolls around.

overwatch 2 season 3 new map

While players will no doubt notice there will be no new heroes, Blizzard’s alternate release plans mean that Overwatch 2 Season 3 will see a new map drop.

Little is known about how this new arena will look and play, but we can expect more details later in Season 2.


For more on Overwatch 2, be sure to check out how many people are currently playing the game, and how to get Golden Guns.

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