The Snitch has emerged as one of the more prominent leakers out of nowhere this last week or so, having accurately leaked a number of major announcements these last few days, from The Last of Us Part 1 to the entire lineup of the recent State of Play broadcast. They’re back again now, with another leak for a major upcoming game.
Referring to the instantly recognizable “We Are Overwatch” cinematic teaser associated with Blizzard’s hero shooter, The Snitch is strongly hinting that Overwatch 2 will be free-to-play, ending their tweet with “We are free to play.” While the tweet could also have been referring to the original Overwatch going permanently free-to-play, one of The Snitch’s recently liked tweets makes it clear that this tease in particular is about the sequel.
An Overwatch 2 stream is set for later this week on June 16, and senior game designer Dylan Snyder recently said that fans will be “very pleased” with it. Whether that means Overwatch 2 will be free-to-play will be announced there remains to be seen, but given The Snitch’s track record, it sure seems that way.
Overwatch 2 is in development for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, though there’s been no word yet on native current-gen versions. Make sure to read our impressions of the game’s recent closed beta through here.
We are hope.
We are honour.
We are courage.
We are justice.
We are compassion.
We are determination.
We are harmony.
We are free to play.
— The Snitch (@insider_wtf) June 11, 2022