Overwatch 2 Launch Update

Blizzard News outlines the next steps for Overwatch 2, now that the free-to-play shooter sequel has landed with a (pick your own sound effect). Word is many of the game's launch issues have been ironed out, with additional stability updates continuing to roll out. Apologizing for these problems, Blizzard promises several Double Match XP weekends as well as a special skin and weapon charm to compensate players. Here's word:
Launching Overwatch 2 as a live service comes with amazing opportunities and challenges, both anticipated and unexpected. We’ve largely stabilized the game overall, and we’ve made a lot of progress in fixing or improving issues some of you are facing. We're committed to consistently investigating issues as they arise, working quickly towards fixes, and being transparent with our community on the status of Overwatch 2.

The team continues to work to deploy further stability updates, with another patch planned for later this week, and we are monitoring the game closely for emergent issues and bugs. We’ve been keeping you all up to date on the forums with separate posts, but moving forward, our known issues will be tracked here.

We apologize for any issues players experienced around the game’s launch. To help make up for any lost time, we’re planning to run several Double Match XP weekends: we will confirm the specific dates for these soon. We’ll also be giving all players who log in from October 25 through to the end of Season One an all-new Cursed Captain Reaper Legendary skin and a Health Pack Weapon Charm. These items will become part of your collection from the first time you log in during that time window.