Blizzard will pull the plug on its first Overwatch game on October 2

Blizzard will shut down the servers of the original Overwatch game from 2016 on October 2, 2016. That will take place 27 hours before Overwatch 2 hits the market. Part two is then ultimately the only playable Overwatch title.

Blizzard’s commercial lead, Jon Spector, confirms to Eurogamer that October 2 is the last day that the original Overwatch can be played. Since Spector is talking about the Pacific Time Zone, it is possible that players from Europe will still be able to play the game for a few hours on October 3. After that, it will take about 27 hours to get the Overwatch 2 servers up and running.

Overwatch players will have the option to pre-download Overwatch 2 before launch. If the first Overwatch is still installed, the option to update to Overwatch 2 will automatically appear upon launch on PC and console after Part 2 is released.

Overwatch 2 will be released on October 4 for PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch, and unlike the original game, it will be free-to-play from day one. The game will be updated with new content every nine weeks. To get all that content, a season pass is required. The first season ends on December 6.