Unfortunately for those hoping to play the story mode of the game, it looks like that will come later. Overwatch 2 has yet to be released, but in a recent announcement, Blizzard revealed that they will be decoupling the PvP and PvE modes of the game and that they will be releasing the PvP mode first.
According to Blizzard, “Overwatch is evolving. In our first step towards increased communication and a consistent cadence of updates for our community, we are incredibly excited to share information about our plans for the upcoming months. We are changing our release strategy by decoupling Overwatch 2’s PvP and PvE experiences from one another to get new PvP content into your hands sooner, while we continue to work on PvE.”
To be fair, Overwatch is primarily a PvP game anyway. Having a PvE mode would be cool and fun for gamers who want to get into the lore, but at the end of the day it is ultimately still a competitive shooter. We still don’t know when the game will be released, but Blizzard did state that a closed beta for PvP is expected to take place in April and gamers who want to take part can sign up via the Overwatch website.