Overwatch 2, the popular first-person shooter game developed by Blizzard, has set tongues wagging with its recent announcement of a collaboration with the iconic anime series Cowboy Bebop. This marks the second major anime crossover in the game’s history, following its partnership with One Punch Man during Season 3.
The unveiling of this crossover came alongside the release of Overwatch 2’s Season 9: Champions trailer, which offered a tantalising glimpse into what players can expect in the upcoming season. While details about the collaboration remain scarce, a brief scene in the trailer set the stage for the Cowboy Bebop event. Viewers were treated to a glimpse of Big Earl’s on the Route 66 map, with speculation abound as to which Overwatch 2 characters will receive Cowboy Bebop-inspired skins.
Fans have been quick to speculate that Cassidy, one of the game’s beloved characters, will take centre stage, likely donning a Spike Spiegel skin. Other characters from the Cowboy Bebop universe, such as Jet, Faye, and Edward, are also expected to receive cosmetic upgrades. While Reinhardt, Tracer, and Sombra are among the top contenders for these anticipated skins, players eagerly await an official announcement from Blizzard to confirm the lineup.
The announcement of the Cowboy Bebop collaboration has sparked discussions about the potential for future anime crossovers in Overwatch 2. Developers have previously expressed their admiration for anime and manga, fuelling speculation about potential partnerships with other beloved series such as Dragon Ball Z or Naruto. While nothing has been confirmed, the enthusiasm surrounding the Cowboy Bebop event bodes well for fans of anime-themed content in the game.
Season 9 of Overwatch 2 promises to be a significant milestone, with several exciting updates in store for players. Alongside the Cowboy Bebop collaboration, the season will introduce an eldritch horror-themed Battle Pass featuring a Mythic Moira skin. Additionally, Overwatch 2 is overhauling its competitive system and implementing balance updates for numerous heroes, enhancing the overall gameplay experience for its dedicated fanbase.
While leaked patch notes have already begun circulating among the community, players can look forward to the official release of the Overwatch 2 Season 9 patch notes, scheduled to coincide with the start of Season 9: Champions on February 13. With the anticipation building, fans are eagerly counting down the days until they can immerse themselves in the thrilling world of Overwatch 2 once more.