At BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard finally announced Overwatch 2. The next installment of the multiplayer shooter is introduced with a fairly long cinematic trailer, showing that the game will focus on the story.
After weeks of speculation, everything was confirmed. Overwatch 2 will be available on current generation PCs and consoles, however there is no release date or version for the next generation of consoles.
Here is a summary of all the information we have about Overwatch at BlizzCon 2019.
OVERWATCH 2 WILL HAVE A NEW PVE MODE
One of the big rumors surrounding the Overwatch is the new PvE mode. In the Overwatch 2 gameplay trailer below, PvE co-op story mode has been confirmed. Players will confront the Omnic army. Omnic Invasion (Omnic's aggression) is the premise for the plot of Overwatch 2.
The story missions can be played co-op. These tasks allow players to choose a character and level up the character during the game, thereby learning new skills and skills in Overwatch 2. This new leveling system is introduced a bit in the trailer and is quite similar with Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm. It seems that players will have to choose one of the two skills each time they reach a certain level.
It is currently unknown which heroes will play in PvE. In addition, it has not been confirmed if the skill set in PvE will be ported to multiplayer.
SOJOURN CONFIRMED AS THE LATEST HERO
Sojourn is the latest hero to join the Overwatch family. Blizzard doesn't say when the character will debut, but she looks cool. For Overwatch fans not interested in this single player mode, you don't need to worry about paying $ 60 to play Sojourn. Blizzard confirmed that all heroes and the Overwatch 2 map will be added to the beginning.
Another character also appears in the trailer. The Omnic Echo is expected to play an important role in the Overwatch 2 storyline. The character is also rumored to be one of the next heroes, but no further information is available.
NEW PVP MODE, PUSH
The surprise announcement is the new multiplayer mode in Overwatch 2. Push, this PvP mode will be a main mode in Overwatch and will also be added to the first version. In this 6v6 mode, two teams will try to support the robot to push to the goal before the opposing team. There will be maps specifically designed for Push.
FOUR NEW MAP ADDED IN BOTH GAMES
In addition to the new modes, Blizzard also announced a few new maps that will be available in Overwatch and Overwatch 2. The first map introduced in the trailer is Toronto. Toronto is the first Canadian map added to the game and exclusive to Push mode. It is also Sojourn's hometown.
The remaining maps are Rio de Janeiro (this Brazilian map will have PvE parts for story missions), Monte Carlo and Gothenburg. Like previous Overwatch maps, new locations will span the globe.
OLD HEROES HAVE A NEW DESIGN
The gameplay trailer introduces familiar characters such as Mei, Lucio and Tracer. These heroes have been redesigned: Mercy has been slightly changed to Reinhardt has completely changed (the character no longer wears a familiar hat but exposes a long beard). The confirmed characters in Overwatch 2 and new designs are Genji, Reinhardt, Lucio, Tracer, Mei, Winston, Brigitte, Torbjorn and Bastion.
THE PROGRESS OF PLAY FROM OVERWATCH 1 WILL BE READED
As revealed with the map and the characters, some of the things in Overwatch 1 will be carried over to the next section. To ensure a smooth transition, Blizzard confirmed the progress of the game from Overwatch 1 will be carried over. This means everything the player has unlocked from Overwatch: level, skin, stats. Those data will be transferred to Overwatch 2.
The ambitious goals of the sequel will please Overwatch's hard fans with the plot content, while not abandoning the first Overwatch gamers. The compatibility between the two games is perhaps the most unexpected information of Overwatch 2, but hopefully it will pay off.
Overwatch 2 is currently being developed on PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One.