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Blizzard's Overwatch 2 joins t...


Blizzard's Overwatch 2 joins the Steam library, expanding the player base and revenue opportunities

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The Silicon Review
21 July, 2023

Overwatch 2 will be the first Blizzard game to launch on Steam.

Overwatch 2, the highly anticipated sequel to Blizzard Entertainment's hit first-person shooter game, has officially been added to the Steam library. Fans of the game have been waiting for the release of Overwatch 2 since its announcement at the BlizzCon event in 2019, and this latest move by Blizzard is sure to please those who prefer to purchase their games through Steam. The addition of Overwatch 2 to Steam marks a significant milestone for Blizzard, as the company has traditionally sold its games through its own digital distribution platform, Battle.net. This move to Steam not only gives Blizzard access to a broader player base but also opens up new avenues for growth and revenue.

Blizzard has been under fire in recent years due to multiple controversies surrounding its parent company, Activision Blizzard, including allegations of harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Despite this, the release of Overwatch 2 remains highly anticipated by gamers, with many excited to return to the game's colorful world and competitive gameplay. Overwatch 2 will be the first Blizzard game to launch on Steam, and it will be live on August 10th, just in time for Steam users. The addition of Overwatch 2 to the Steam library is sure to only build up further anticipation and excitement for gamers worldwide.