GameStop reportedly told stores to “destroy” Overwatch discs

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

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

A TikTok video reveals that GameStop wants employees in its stores to “destroy” all remaining Overwatch disks.

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

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

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

GameStop Orders Staff To Remove Leftover Overwatch Discs

TikTok user and GameStop employee ksihinata recently uploaded a video with a memo from above.

According to what can be seen in the post, management wants staff in all stores to “destroy” copies of Overwatch for PS4 and Xbox One.

The TikTok video has amassed more than 85,000 views and hundreds of comments so far. A number of commenters noted that lingering Overwatch discs are now collectibles.

Several others said they plan to keep their copies even if the Overwatch 2 release rendered them useless.

GameStop’s mandate to get rid of all Overwatch drives hardly comes as a surprise. But some users are bound to miss the original entry, given the issues plaguing the sequel.

The new episode launched on October 4, but quickly fell victim to a DDoS attack that caused server problems. And for many players, the long waits and random server kicks haven’t stopped yet.

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

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