New ‘Overwatch 2’ heroes might debut next Overwatch League season

Overwatch 2 probably won’t be out for ages, but its new heroes might debut during the 2022 season of Overwatch League (OWL). During the 2021 OWL grand finals on Saturday, game director Aaron Keller let fans know that we might see some new faces along with familiar favorites amidst the competition, Dot Esports reported.

“Our plan is that we will have all of those heroes, all 32 of those heroes, playable for the next season of Overwatch League,” Keller said during the OWL grand finals broadcast. “And who knows, there might even be a few more.”

It’s been known for a while now that an early build of Overwatch 2 is what the pros will be playing next April when the 2022 OWL season starts. So it adds up that a new hero or two might show up by then. 

During the grand finals, an exhibition match of Overwatch 2 showed off some of the significant changes coming in the sequel. Most notably, the swap from 6v6 to 5v5. However, every hero in the match was from the original game. 

Sojourn, a railgun-wielding Canadian, is the only hero we know of coming in Overwatch 2 so far. It would be great if we got to see more of them and other yet-to-be-shown heroes during next year’s competition.

Written by Kyle Campbell on behalf of GLHF. 

New 'Overwatch 2' heroes might debut next Overwatch League season