The anime hype continues to pick up in Overwatch 2, with Season 9 teasing a surprise crossover. Alongside major tweaks to its competitive mode, a new battle pass, and a eldritch horror theme for hero skins, the hero shooter will also feature a Cowboy Bebop collaboration.
While not officially announced, the crossover is hinted in the teaser for the upcoming season. The ending scene (around the 2:25 mark) opens with a tumbleweed — a nod to Cassidy’s ultimate — rolling through Route 66, before cutting to the jukebox in the diner, which begins playing the anime’s iconic theme song, “Tank!”.
This comes almost one year after the Overwatch 2 x One Punch Man event, the game’s first IP brand team-up outside of LEGO. It introduced a host of themed skins and other cosmetics to players, including Saitama Doomfist, Genos Genji, Terrible Tornado Kiriko, and Mumen Rider Soldier: 76. Following that, Blizzard’s shooter entered its K-pop era by joining forces with popular girl group Le Sserafim for premium skins, a temporary new mode, and the “Perfect Night” music video.
No exact date was given for the Cowboy Bebop crossover, with a summary post on X / Twitter highlighting a mid-season arrival drop. Other details remain under wraps, but resident Overwatch 2 cowboy gunslinger Cassidy is almost guaranteed a Spike Spiegel skin. A Faye Valentine for Tracer seems possible as well, and fans can only speculate until more information surfaces.
The ninth season of Overwatch 2 will kick off on 13 February, just in time for the Valentine’s Day event to make a return.