Since the past few months, many rumors and reports have surfaced claiming that Blizzard Entertainment is working on a sequel for Overwatch. However, no one took this serious since the developers didn’t officially confirm it. However, during the recently held BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard officially confirmed Overwatch 2.
Overwatch 2 Official Reveal
Jeff Kaplan took the stage during BlizzCon 2019’s opening ceremony and joked about how everyone knows what he is going to say. Everyone knew that something big was about to get announced, and it couldn’t be something other than Overwatch 2. Right after this, Blizzard presented a brand-new cinematic trailer of Overwatch 2, and everyone loved it.
The trailer featured Tracer, Mei, and Winston as they approached a destroyed version of Paris. Mei was wondering if the three of them are going to be enough for their mission, while Paris was constantly getting attacked by the Null Sector. For those who don’t know, the Null Sector consists of the purple Omnic robots.
Right after this, the three got attacked by a giant Omnic, and they fought against it while assisting the French police. However, a giant explosion then took place, and the team was knocked down. Afterward, a hooded Genji, Reinhardt, Brigitte, and Mercy arrived at the scene. The trailer basically shows heroes interacting and fighting together, hinting that these will be some of the story missions.
Overwatch 2 will be much different from its prequel as the game is being made in a whole new engine. Players will be able to play in an environment with those from the original base game, but the sequel is going to introduce something new. There are going to be two new features and four new maps.
New PvE and PvP Modes
The second game is also going to feature a PvE mode and as a part of it, there is going to be a mission that will put four players in a team. They will have to go to a mission-based in Rio de Janerio. At the moment, it is believed that the mission is going to focus on the back story of DJ support hero Lucio, as he is originally from Brazil. The PvE mode is sure going to be an amazing mode since it will feature talents and items that will enhance the experience.
Blizzard also revealed that there is going to be a PvP mode called Push. This mode is going to be present in the sequel and in Overwatch’s traditional competitive modes. These include Control, Assault, Escort, and Hybrid. The mode will be available for those who will have the base game, and it will feature a new map that will feature Toronto.
When Will It Arrive?
At the moment, Blizzard is yet to reveal when the game will arrive. Jeff Kaplan didn’t provide an official release date for it. However, it was revealed that the game is currently in early development, meaning that you shouldn’t expect to see it soon. It will most likely arrive at the end of the next year.