This week, Blizzard revealed in a Reddit AMA that when Overwatch 2 is released on October 4 it will replace Overwatch prime which will effectively end the game's existence for six years.
"When OW2 launches on October 4th, it will be an alternative to the current Live service." said game's Director Aaron Keller.
In this regard When Overwatch 2 will be released as a live service that is free to play game on October 4 It will replace the existing Overwatch version.
Content players who have been locked out of Overwatch will be automatically transferred to players playing Overwatch 2."
For those concerned about Overwatch primary features that will be gone with the release Of Overwatch 2.
The AMA confirmed that any open loot containers will be immediately added to your inventory and any coins that are not used are also transferred.
It won't also be a reset of the matchmaking rating in the coming in Overwatch 2.