It’s Overwatch 2 launch day, which means it’s time to download and install the newly-launched version of the game. With the original game exiting phoenix-like for the sequel to emerge from the ashes, many are no doubt wondering how to download Overwatch 2 on PS5 and PS4. If you’re staring at the PS Store with a confused look on your face, you’re not alone. Here’s the need-to-know info to be ready for launch.
How to download Overwatch 2 on PS5 and PS4 from PS Store
To download Overwatch 2 on PS5 and PS4, PlayStation owners will need to wait until the game’s official launch time of 12 PM PT/3 PM ET/8 PM BST on October 4 before heading to the PS Store and downloading it there.
For those looking to pre-load the game ahead of launch, the section below details how.
Can you pre-load Overwatch 2 on PS5 and PS4?
Yes, Overwatch 2 can be pre-loaded on PS5 and PS4.
PlayStation users looking to pre-load the game will want to head to the PS Store from 6 AM PT/9 AM ET/2 PM BST and check the Overwatch 2 page. If you own the Watchpoint Pack, either from purchasing it or by receiving it for free due to owning the original Overwatch, a “Download” option should appear.
Those who don’t own the Watchpoint Pack, and so haven’t bought the pack and don’t own the original Overwatch, aren’t able to pre-load Overwatch 2. New players will need to wait until the game’s 12 PM PT/3 PM ET/8 PM BST launch before downloading it from the PS Store.
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