Way back in September last year, a LEGO set number began floating about online: 76980. It coincided with a change in logo for LEGO Games. The buzz was that the set will be a new addition to the LEGO Overwatch line. Such would be confirmed in the following December, sort of. LEGO announced the coming of LEGO Overwatch 2 Titan (76980). This impressive mech-model set was set to debut this 2022, on February. The source franchise, Activision Blizzard’s multiplayer FPS “Overwatch 2,” has apparently been already delayed to 2023. Now, the tie-in set’s following suit.
Brickset tells us that the planned February 1 launch of LEGO Overwatch 2 Titan set (76980) will be put on hold. LEGO released a statement this past Tuesday saying so, with an explanation that feels rather concerning for the set’s future. Apparently, LEGO is in discussion with Activision Blizzard regarding their licensing partnership. Sadly, this stems from a rash of controversies with the game developer. Until something can be worked out between the two companies however, Titan (76980) won’t be coming out anytime soon. The issues with Activision Blizzard have been going since last year. In fact, collectors were already concerned about whether 76980 will even release upon its reveal.
It would be a shame if the LEGO Overwatch 2 Titan (76980) never saw the light of day. The build is rather impressive. And who can say no to another Tracer minifig (and Mei too)? LEGO Overwatch collectors can hope that at least this set will be available sometime soon.