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The Next Overwatch League Season Begins This May And It Will Be Played On An Early Build Of Overwatch 2

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The Overwatch League has announced that its forthcoming Season 5 will begin on May 5, which means we’re less than three months away from seeing more Overwatch 2. 

That’s because, as previously announced, Season 5 of The Overwatch League will be played on an early build of Overwatch 2. The league further expanded on this in a new 2022 community update, as reported by GameSpot

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“There’s so much more we have planned for the 2022 season, and we can’t wait to show you all the incredible skins, exciting 5v5 gameplay, and hype tournament plans we’ve got in store,” the update reads.

The Overwatch League previously announced that Overwatch 2’s new 5v5 gameplay would be seen in this year’s season. Plus, Overwatch 2’s new Push game mode will be played during this season, and when Overwatch 2 launches, which is looking like 2023 at the earliest now, both Push and the 5v5 gameplay will be implemented into the original Overwatch. 

While waiting for Season 5 of The Overwatch League to start on May 5, read about how Bastion will be wildly different in Overwatch 2, and then check out this story about how an Overwatch Lego set has been delayed as a result of the ongoing Activision Blizzard controversy. Read about how an Overwatch 2 producer recently said Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick cost the team months of development after that. 

[Source: GameSpot]

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