How Big is Overwatch 2?

December 11, 2023
David Sunnyside

When a sequel to an existing beloved game is released, fans are generally excited about the potential for more gameplay and hours of enjoyment in the world that they fell in love with. Unfortunately, the constant expansion of content in games means that files have been growing and forcing people to make tough decisions about what can stay on their hard drives.

Overwatch 2 is no different. The launch of the game was a mixed bag, with some ecstatic fans celebrating a return to the fun base gameplay that they loved from the original Overwatch while others were deeply disappointed by a shift to a free-to-play model and an almost complete lack of new or substantial story content. It was a move that seemed designed to forcefully alienate the existing community while bringing in new players to fuel an ever-growing live service model.

Blizzard can still recover from this, but it will be an uphill battle. Its leadership is a toxic trash heap nightmare and it has misstepped with some key changes to the game that will hurt its playerbase (dropping a second tank for teams, for example). Every service game has this back-and-forth between developers and players, and this one is no exception.

The good news is that Overwatch 2 can run on most modern PCs, with a minimum requirement of 6 GB RAM and a GPU equivalent to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 600 series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series. However, 8GB RAM is recommended and a better GPU will allow you to push the resolution and frame rate settings higher, providing an even smoother experience.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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