Overwatch 2 to Address Fan Demand with Potential 6v6 Mode Update

Overwatch 2 Director Aaron Keller is reportedly set to respond to extensive fan requests for a return to the game's original 6v6 format, akin to the first Overwatch. Known for its diverse range of gameplay modes, from standard play to various arcade-style options, the hero shooter offers players numerous ways to engage in its dynamic action. Current rotations include modes like Deathmatch, Elimination, and Capture the Flag, among others, but the call for traditional 6v6 gameplay has been one of the most impassioned requests from fans.

One of the significant shifts from the original Overwatch to Overwatch 2 was the adoption of 5v5 matches instead of the classic 6v6 team-based combat. However, fans have consistently voiced their desire for a return to the familiar 6v6 setup, with some even creating custom game modes to recreate Overwatch 1 experiences. Now, Overwatch 2's game director is poised to update fans on their requests.

Recently, Overwatch 2 Director Aaron Keller hinted at an upcoming announcement from Blizzard addressing the widespread demand for a 6v6 mode. Keller indicated that the development team intends to share its perspective on the potential inclusion of this mode in Overwatch 2 during an upcoming Director's Take or Dev Update. Specific details regarding implementation plans were not disclosed, nor was the date of the next Director's Take or Dev Update mentioned.


Overwatch 2 has been showcasing a variety of upcoming gameplay changes, including insights from Overwatch lead gameplay designer Alec Dawson about potential reworks for older Heroes like Hanzo, Reinhardt, and Winston. The game's Season 12 is also expected to introduce a new support Hero known as "Space Ranger," with a launch anticipated in late August.

In addition to gameplay updates, Overwatch 2 is gearing up for a significant update on July 9, featuring a highly-anticipated Transformers crossover that will introduce new skins inspired by the iconic franchise. The upcoming "Summer Games" event will also return with summer-themed skins and alternative game modes. With these updates and new content additions, Overwatch 2 aims to provide fans with a wealth of engaging experiences in the months ahead.