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Overwatch 2

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Overwatch 2
Overwatch 2 cover
Blizzard Entertainment
Release dates
Windows August 10, 2023
Monetization Free-to-play
Microtransactions Boost, Cosmetic, Currency, Free-to-grind, Infinite spend, Time-limited, Unlock
Modes Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter
Art styles Stylized
Themes Sci-fi
Series Overwatch
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This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Overwatch 2 is a multiplayer first-person shooter game in the Overwatch series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
All versions require a account and a constant internet connection for all game modes.
All non Overwatch 1 players need a valid phone number attached to account to play.


Type Notes
Free-to-play The game is free-to-play.


Type Notes
Boost Purchasing the Premium Battle Pass allows the opportunity to pay extra to boost the current level.
Cosmetic Cosmetics can be purchased from the in-game shop and acquired after purchase of the Premium Battle Pass.
Currency Overwatch Coins can be purchased to spend in-game, with an exchange rate of $1 USD to 100 Overwatch Coins.
Free-to-grind Hero characters that might be unlocked immediately on the Premium Battle Pass can be unlocked at higher tiers of the free Battle Pass.
Infinite spend There is no limit on the amount of Overwatch Coins that can be purchased
Time-limited Battle Pass and in-game shop contents rotate after set time periods.
Unlock Purchasing the Premium Battle Pass gives immediate unlock to new hero characters.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Overwatch\Settings\Settings_v0.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2357570/pfx/[Note 1]
Progress, stats, and controls are saved automatically by servers.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud



Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Supported everywhere but prior to the main menu when loading the game.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Independent X- and Y-axis sensitivity.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Keyboard/mouse prompts can be forced to always display.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Xbox prompts show when using a DualShock 4.
Light bar support
Connection modes DualSense
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Compatible with analog keyboards


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
"Master", "Sound effects", "Music", "In-game voice", "Voice chat", and "Voice chat mic". Playback Device can be set to any playback device. Voice Chat Devices can be set to either "Default" or "Comms".
Surround sound
Supports spatial audio features Dolby Atmos for Headphones and Windows Spatial Audio (set to "System settings" for the latter).
"None", "Critical gameplay", "Critical gameplay + Conversations", or "Everything". On by default in the Tutorial. Video subtitles were added on October 25, 2022.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
Versus, Co-op
Cross-platform play and progression with console versions.[2]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Vivox
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3
AMD Phenom X3 8650
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 600 series
AMD Radeon HD 7000 series
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/2357570/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (2357570) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Framerate Capped in Overwatch - last accessed on 2023-04-28
  2. Blizzard Support - Can I Play Cross Platform - last accessed on 2023-06-06
    "Cross-Play is currently available in Call of Duty, Hearthstone, Diablo Immortal, Diablo IV, and Overwatch 2."