Let's just jump into it without any preamble. Overwatch servers will go down on Oct 2nd. The game will essentially cease to exist, but the good news is that on Oct. 4th, Overwatch 2 will be out. Unfortunately, literally every single bit of news about Overwatch 2 this week has unsold people on the game. First, Blizzard clarified that "New Overwatch 2 players will have to grind for its original roster of heroes." On top of that, To be clear, first-time players will have an entirely different player progression system that does not communicate or relate to the Overwatch 2's Battle Pass.
Speaking of which, to not jeopardize Overwatch 2's move towards free-to-play economics, the Battle Pass will ask players to grind until level 55 to unlock a final hero, but hey, you can also just shell out $10 for the hero. Oh and I should mention that Forbes did a rundown of the cost of everything as part of their review for Overwatch and found that every cosmetic upgrade in the game costs significantly more than it did in the first game. For example, they noticed Team Skins cost 50 more tokens and whole character skins jumped up by 100.
And then, before the end of the week, Blizzard announced that Overwatch 2 would require you input your phone number into your account before it allows you to boot the game. Blizzard state this policy change is meant to limit alt account and bot account abuse that hit the first game pretty hard. However, privacy concerns are certainly there and there's also the issue of how minors and younger kids, a huge part of the player population in ANY F2P game, are going to get around this requirement.
Oh, and PC Gamer published their review in progress with the byline "A messy sequel that tries to erase one of the best shooters in the last decade."
So... yeah... it's a mess. Blizzard desperately needs to dig up and it doesn't look like that is happening soon.