The planned sequel to Blizzard’s famous first-person hero shooter; Overwatch, will have new story missions, hero redesigns, new maps, and new characters.
Although a release date for the game is yet to be announced, Overwatch 2 will be available on all systems that presently support the first Overwatch, including the Nintendo Switch. However, it is still unclear whether it’ll be available on the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Game modes and maps
PvP in Overwatch 2 and Overwatch will be compatible, meaning that players will be able to play with anybody even if they continue with the original game.
Overwatch 2 will have some new variations on the original game’s combat. Push, a brand-new game style in which two teams compete to transport a robot into enemy territory, is one of the new additions. The team that drives the robot into the opposing team’s zone the furthest before time runs out wins the match.
The most significant change is that the game will switch to 5v5 matches instead of the existing 6v6 format. The team makeup is also being modified in a way that each squad only has one tank.
The new maps coming to Overwatch 2 include Gothenburg, Toronto, Monte Carlo, Rio de Janeiro, New York and Rome.
A new PvE feature is hero missions, which are designed to be replayable due to the varied locations, which will take players across new and old maps and constantly changing objectives, which will keep the gameplay fresh and varied.
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New heroes and skins
Overwatch 2 will introduce new playable heroes, including both characters that are brand new and will also carry over every hero from the first Overwatch.
Sojourn is the only new Overwatch 2 character to be introduced so far. Sojourn’s primary weapon is a railgun that accumulates energy on each successful hit and may later use that energy for a high-impact blast.
She is described as a mid-range expert with amazing mobility and artillery abilities. Sojourn is ideal for players who are skilled marksmen, since they may use their precision to deliver deadly strikes with the railgun’s secondary fire mode.
All characters will have new HUDs in Overwatch 2, and all old heroes will be redesigned. It is confirmed that all progress and cosmetics earned in the first Overwatch will carry over to Overwatch 2 as well. The game will also feature several new skins for the characters.
The game is still not available for pre-order, however, players can check the progress of the game development on the official Blizzard website.