It’s another new chapter for Overwatch 2, as Season 3 begins tomorrow on Feb. 7. The launch trailer has now been released, and features a new look at the Battle Pass and Shop skins (including a One Punch Man crossover), new events, and even a look at a returning earnable Overwatch currency. 

The Season 3 Battle Pass is themed, much like Season 2’s Greek mythology-inspired Battle Pass and the Cyberpunk stylings of Season 1’s Battle Pass. This time around in Season 3, the Battle Pass is inspired by East Asian mythology, specifically Japanese, Chinese and Korean. This is particularly well demonstrated with the customizable Mythic skin for Kiriko, named Amaterasu Kiriko. Amaterasu is the goddess of the Sun in Japanese mythology, and makes for a particular striking Mythic skin. 

Kiriko will be joined by, Reaper, Moira and Junkrat, also receiving themed Battle Pass skins. In the in-game Shop, players will also be offered themed skins for Zenyatta, Genji, D.Va, Junker Queen and Mei. For players not looking to spend, Season 3 will reintroduce earnable Overwatch Credits, which can be spent on the majority of Overwatch skins that were present in the base game before Overwatch 2, including event skins.

A new control map will be added with the Antarctic Peninsula map. A familiar environment to the Overwatch series, after Mei’s origin animated short and the Ecopoint:  Antarctica arena map. The trailer shows the map populated by some adorable penguins, which is soon interrupted by the Overwatch cast getting involved in a fierce battle. 

Overwatch 2 Antarctic Peninsula map
Chill with these penguins in the new Antarctic Peninsula map.

Like every Season, the new update comes with some patches for our favorite heroes. The patch notes are extensive, but broadly: Mercy gets a Guardian Angel and healing nerf, Moira gets Coalescence cost decreased and Sombra gets a damage boost. You can read the full patch notes here, as most heroes have some changes. 

Overwatch 2 Season 3 goes live Feb. 7, at 11 AM PT, 2 PM ET, 7 PM GMT and 8 PM CET. Season 3 is expected to end on April 11, which will lead into Season 4 with a new support hero.  

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