This follows word that Overwatch 2 will be free-to-play.
Overwatch 2 Junker Queen

We have a double dose of Overwatch 2 news to share today. First off is word that Overwatch 2 will be a free-to-play release and it will be out on October 4. This announcement came alongside the reveal of a new hero named Junker Queen.

Junker Queen is a new tank class and the 34th hero included in the franchise.

More details about the beta were said to be announced during a live reveal event taking place on YouTube on June 16. However, Blizzard made the announcement of when the beta would be ahead of schedule.

The Overwatch 2 beta will begin on June 28 for PC and consoles. This includes PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch. This beta will include the new hero, Junker Queen, along with a new map. Those interested in joining the beta will be able to sign up starting on June 16.

Tomorrow's event, available to watch on YouTube and Twitch, will still have some details to share. We should learn more about Junker Queen and we will obviously get further details on the upcoming beta.