Members of the Overwatch 2 development team revealed some fresh information and provided additional (there were a lot of art and UI)

context for the upcoming game on June 22 in a Reddit AMA(opens in new tab), including a confirmation that the

original Overwatch will be completely replaced by Overwatch 2 when it launches on October 4. Director Aaron

Keller said in answer to a query on the game's "Early Access" status, "When OW2 opens on October 4th it will be

a replacement for the present live service. This action does little to quell criticism that Overwatch 2 is more of

a glorified update than a wholly original sequel. It was previously difficult to parse what the final form of this

not quite sequel will look like. Following the release of OW2, the official Overwatch account tweeted that "Overwatch 1

players and Overwatch 2 players will play alongside on the same maps. This framing gave the impression that not

only would Overwatch 2 interact with the first game in some way, but both would continue to exist. The game

being brought back to an earlier state in a "Overwatch Classic" (think World of Warcraft Classic) would be "very costly