GameStop reportedly told stores to ‘destroy’ Overwatch discs

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Posted: 2022-10-06T22:26:59

Updated: 2022-10-06T22:27:19

A TikTok video reveals that GameStop wants its store employees to “destroy” all remaining Overwatch discs.

The highly anticipated Overwatch 2 launched digitally this week on PC and consoles as a free-to-play experience. However, fans of the original aren’t just adding a brand new game to their rig.

Instead, Overwatch 2 outright replaces its predecessor, meaning the 2016 title is no longer available to newcomers or longtime users.

And with the original officially decommissioned, the physical copies have already ventured into the realm of obsolescence.

GameStop orders staff to dispose of remaining Overwatch discs

TikTok user and GameStop employee Ksihinata recently uploaded a video showing a high profile memo.

From what can be seen from the message, management wants staff at all stores to “destroy” copies of Overwatch for PS4 and Xbox One.

The TikTok video has garnered over 85,000 views and hundreds of comments so far. A number of reviewers have noted that Overwatch Persistent Discs are now collectibles.

Several others have said they plan to keep their copies, even though the release of Overwatch 2 has rendered them useless.

GameStop’s mandate to get rid of all Overwatch discs is hardly a surprise. But some users are undoubtedly missing the original entry given the issues plaguing its sequel.

The new installment launched on October 4, but soon fell victim to a DDoS attack that caused server issues. And for many players, the long wait times and random server launches haven’t stopped yet.

Overwatch 2 is available now on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

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