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Overwatch 2 Characters – How Many Confirmed New Heroes Are Coming?

Overwatch 2 is only days away from its first PVP beta, but how many new characters (or heroes) are coming to the game?

It’s been quite some time since fans have had some Overwatch news to be excited about. After all, when Blizzard Entertainment announced Overwatch 2 back in 2019, development on the first game slowed to a halt.

Now, almost 3 years later, we’re still waiting for our first real taste of Overwatch 2. But we won’t be waiting for much longer.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Overwatch 2 Beta here – it’s dropping this month!

Sojourn Overwatch
Blizzard Entertainment

Overwatch 2 All Characters We Know About So Far

Overwatch 2 will feature all previous heroes from the first game, as well as a few new additions. Here are all the characters confirmed for the game at launch:

  • Ana
  • Ashe
  • Baptiste
  • Bastion (Reworked)
  • Brigitte
  • Cassidy (Previously known as McCree)
  • D.Va
  • Doomfist (Reworked)
  • Echo
  • Genji
  • Hanzo
  • Junkrat
  • Lúcio
  • Mei
  • Mercy
  • Moira
  • Orisa (Reworked)
  • Pharah
  • Reaper
  • Reinhardt
  • Roadhog
  • Sigma
  • Sojourn
  • Soldier: 76
  • Sombra (Reworked)
  • Symmetra
  • Torbjörn
  • Tracer
  • Widowmaker
  • Winston
  • Wrecking Ball
  • Zarya
  • Zenyatta

Unfortunately, these 33 heroes are all that are confirmed for Overwatch 2 currently.

However, in addition to this confirmed list, we also have several leaks for upcoming Overwatch 2 heroes.

Read More: Is Overwatch 2 Coming to Xbox Game Pass?

All Leaked Overwatch 2 Heroes

We can only imagine that Overwatch 2 will release with more than a few new additions to its roster, after years of no new additions. Previously, Blizzard would release a handful of heroes each year, after all.

Of course, we’re finally getting to see Sojourn in the upcoming Beta, but that’s not all.

Leaks report that Junker Queen will be coming to the game at last. After years of speculation, it seems that Overwatch 2 could finally be time to introduce the hero, complete with a Scattergun shotgun and a boomerang sword.

UPDATE: Junker Queen has been confirmed! More information arrives on June 16.

Read More: 8 Biggest Changes Overwatch 2 Needs to Be Successful

Overwatch Mauga Hero
Blizzard Entertainment

Meanwhile, it seems as though we could be getting some more familiar faces in the upcoming title. Before he left the company, Game Direct Jeff Kaplan confirmed that Mauga, a Talon Heavy Assault trooper and old friend to Baptiste, was in development.

It’s been several years since then, but a recent leak teases that Mauga will return in Overwatch 2, with dual gatling guns to boot.

Finally, Yako, a teenage ninja with a giant shuriken and a pet spirit fox is also rumored to arrive with the new game. We’ve been getting in-game hints such as graffiti on Overwatch 1 maps for a Yokai-inspired hero for some time now – could Yako be who we’ve been waiting for?

UPDATE: Yako has been teased in the trailer below! More information arrives on June 16.

It’s worth noting that all of these leaked heroes are not yet confirmed for Overwatch 2. However, we’ll definitely be getting confirmation of new faces very soon!

Meanwhile, check out all-new images of Overwatch 2’s new maps!

But professional streamers are already voicing their opinions of the upcoming title. Is Overwatch 2 just the same game again?

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