Overwatch 2: Take Part in Daring Galactic Rescue

Starwatch: Galactic Rescue Event Blizzard

A new event has begun in Overwatch 2, courtesy of the latest update. The Starwatch: Galactic Rescue tasks players to choose between two sides - the Watchers or Infinite Empire.

Whose Side Are You On?

Players who choose the Watchers will attempt to rescue 3CH-0 from the Infinite Galactrius Ship. This group is led by the mighty Bonebreaker Doomfist.

On the other hand, those who side with Galactic Emperor Sigma and his Infinite Empire can use the starship's amazing defensive systems to keep the intruders at bay.

Those who want to know the story behind this event can refer to the Overwatch 2 comic, an Echo of Hope.

Players partaking in this event can unlock limited-time cosmetics, such as the Asteroid epic skin for Wrecking Ball. They will also earn 50,000 Battle Pass XP, which is just too good to pass up.

Starwatch: Galactic Rescue is now underway and will last until May 22.

Starwatch: Galactic Rescue Event Blizzard

Junker Queen's Victory

Aside from Starwatch: Galactic Rescue, the latest update also brought Battle for Olympus back for a limited time to celebrate Zeus Junker Queen's victory from Season 2. This time, the game mode has an all-new Team Deathmatch version as well!

Patch Notes


  • Ping System
    • "Group Up" can now be used while dead.
    • Added a new setting to Controls > Communication > Ping - Options > Enable Contextual Comms Wheel. When Enabled, this setting changes "Group Up" and "Need Healing" to use alternate comms when aiming at allies. This setting is "Off" by default.
    • Junker Queen can now ping targets through surfaces that her knife is stuck in, in the same way that Zenyatta can ping targets his Discord is attached to.
  • Push Game Mode
    • The respawn time for players is increased by 2 seconds from 10s to 12s while their team's forward spawn location is activated.
  • Matchmaking
    • MMR decay system has received multiple improvements aimed at more quickly and accurately re-calibrating players when they return from a long period of inactivity.
  • Competitive
    • The 2023 Competitive Deathmatch season begins on May 16th!


  • Resolved an issue that awarded the incorrect competitive Season 3 titles for some players
  • Fixed a bug in the Options menu that resulted in Communication Option changes to not save
  • Console - Fixed an issue that prevented you from navigating the competitive menu while in queue
  • Console - Fixed a bug on some consoles that prevented saving highlights
  • Console - Fixed a bug that prevented players on console from renaming Custom Game presets
  • Fixed a bug with Payload and Hybrid game modes displaying a debug string when the payload is pushed the end of the map
  • Resolved a bug where you were unable to view some Heroes weapons and/or equipment in the Hero Gallery

So, will you side with the Watchers and rescue 3CH-0 from the clutches of Galactic Emperor Sigma? Or will you join the Infinite Empire and destroy the intruders?

Overwatch 2 May 9 update is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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