Overwatch 2 Season 3 Features New Control Map, Valentine’s Event and Much More

Overwatch 2 Season 3 is nearly here. Bringing a bunch of new content, including a new map, limited-time events, various hero balance changes, more ways to earn rewards, competitive adjustments, and even the workshop, here's everything to look forward to this season.

Overwatch 2 Season 3 Features New Control Map, Valentine's Event and Much More

Overwatch 2 Season 3 will be going live today, February 7th 2023, bringing many features and changes to the game. With a new map, new events, hero reworks, competitive updates and even the game’s first crossover event, there’s plenty to enjoy this time. Even without releasing a brand-new hero, this season will definitely be one you won’t want to miss out on.

New and Returning Content

With every new season comes new content. The control point (also known as King of the Hill) map Antarctic Peninsula, set at night will be making its debut. As well as this, a brand new event titled ‘Ultimate Valentine’ will be arriving for the first time. It seems to be more of a mini event, covering February 14th to February 28th. A limited-time crossover is also taking place as of March 7th, with Doomfist receiving a One Punch Man skin. It’ll be interesting to see what this means for future potential crossover skins.

In other exciting news, the workshop is making a return, allowing players to create their own complex game modes. Head on over to the Custom Games tab to take a look at what players are creating and playing later today. Numbani and Havana are also returning to this season’s map pools, the two have not been available since Overwatch 1. We’ll also be seeing some maps in a new light such as Colosseo which will be set in the morning as opposed to the evening. Come Season 4, however, map pools are reportedly being put to rest, meaning that all maps will be playable next season.

Battle Pass & Competitive Updates

The Battle Pass for Overwatch 2 Season 3 is inspired by Asian Mythology. Kiriko has this Battle Pass’ mythic skin ‘Amaterasu’, reflecting the Japanese Goddess of the Sun. You’ll also be able to earn credits just by playing the game. This allows players more opportunities to earn cosmetic content rather than having to straight up buy it every time.

Your Skill Tier in competitive will now be adjusted more quickly, too. After every 5 wins or 15 losses (previously every 7 wins or 20 losses), you’ll see the adjustments. As well as this, there are some huge hero balance changes coming with the initial patch. This includes a partial rework of aspects of Mercy’s kit, and some hefty buffs to Reinhardt while Ramattra will receive a few nerfs. There are many more changes to heroes as listed on the patch notes on the official Overwatch Forums.

As well as all of this, there are even more exciting updates to look forward to. The Overwatch World Cup 2023, the Pachimarchi Limited Time event and ‘Loverwatch’, an upcoming Overwatch 2 Dating Simulator. We’ll keep you updated as more information is released on these ones. Are you looking forward to everything coming in Overwatch 2 Season 3? Let us know down below.

Season 3 Trailer | Overwatch 2

SOURCE: Official Overwatch Twitter

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