Overwatch launch “date,” special editions, and more announced

Overwatch is ready to take your wallets.

Overwatch is ready to take your wallets.

Overwatch fans, the wait is nearly over! Today at BlizzCon, Blizzard revealed not only the purchase prices for the games various editions, but also a launch window of Spring 2016. Soooo… About a half a year max.

As it turns out, the rumors about Overwatch being a buy to play game is true, so be prepared to dish out some cash. Three different editions were announced: a base version, the Overwatch Origins Edition and the ultra-cool “You know you really want this.” Collectors’ Edition.

The base version will only be available on PC and will come with all 21 currently available heroes and all maps. 

The Overwatch Origins Edition will include everything in the base edition as well as five unique “origin” skins for five Overwatch heroes as well as special content related to each of Blizzard’s other games. 

Origin Skins:

  • Overgrown Bastion
  • Blackwatch Reyes
  • Slipstreme Tracer
  • Strike-Commander Morrison
  • Security Chief Pharah

Digital Goodies:

  • Heroes of the Storm – Tracer Hero
  • World of Warcraft – Baby Winston Pet (TOO FREAKING CUTE)
  • Hearthstone – Overwatch Card Back
  • Diablo III – Mercy’s Wings
  • Starcraft II – Player Portraits

Finally, there’s the Collectors’ Edition which contains everything in the Origins Edition and some sweet physical goodies: a bronze Soldier 76 statue, a source book, and the soundtrack. 

The Base Edition will run you $39.99, while the Origins Edition will cost $59.99. Both are available as digital versions. The Collector’s Edition is only available as a physical set and is listed for $129.99 at GameStop. 

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