According to the latest rumours, Activision Blizzard could be delaying the next Overwatch League (OWL) season in order to bring in Overwatch 2 into the fray.
Overwatch 2 is the company's semi-successor to Overwatch, and we're saying that because it will remain the very same game by and large - it's just that purchasing Overwatch 2 will get you additional PvE content.
Anyway, according to Overwatch streamer and prominent player going by the Twitter handle Metro_OW, we may see some reshuffling of OWL in order to accommodate Overwatch 2's introduction.
"Rumors of the next OWL season being delayed until April to make sure they can launch with OW2 suggest that the expected beta or even full release of the game around Blizzcon in February 2021 is very likely", he tweeted.
Now, these are still rumours so take them with a grain of salt, although it's well worth saying that Metro's report on Overwatch 2 being in development was spot on. In other words, add a bit of a smaller grain of credibility to that grain of salt.
We'll be looking to confirm any of these, and while the delaying of an entire OWL season seems a bit far fetched, Overwatch 2's beta release certainly sounds like a possibility. We're a bit sceptical as to the full launch, but knowing the integrated nature of Overwatch 1 and 2 - we wouldn't put it past Activision Blizzard to come out with a surprise.
Overwatch 2 will practically join both games into a single package, with all the PvP maps and new heroes being available to Overwatch 1 owners. It is the PvE part and presumably some skins that will set Overwatch 2 apart, in addition to improved visuals and that sort of stuff.
Nem went into detail on who Overwatch 2 may appeal to, which you can check out here .