Overwatch has been struggling these past few years. Blizzard’s shooter has been losing players and the Overwatch League has been declining in viewership. As Overwatch 2 kept being delayed for years and years (leaving Overwatch to struggle with no new content or meaningful updates), the community grew quite salty and disillusioned with the entire thing. However, when the Overwatch 2 closed alpha and initial beta were announced, the previously angry fanbase began clamouring and and scrambling for access to the new hotness.
Overwatch 2 may not be the savior Overwatch needed after all