After months of leaks, rumors and speculations, Blizzard has finally announced Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon 2019. The super-interesting sequel will take gamers deeper into the world and Overwatch's story. The game promises to be built on two highly rated games, PvE and PvP.
During the BlizzCon 2019 opening ceremony, Overwatch development director Jeff Kaplan stepped onto the stage and introduced Overwatch 2, along with a few jokes about the recent leaks. According to Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch 2 is still a multiplayer game, but players not only have to fight with each other, they also work together on story-based tasks, with a design similar to the Overwatch event missions. Players will assume the role of the Hero in challenging cooperative missions to strengthen and work together against the explosion of global threats.
To help realize these missions, Overwatch 2 also introduces significant upgrades to the larger map for co-op (PvE), as well as many new enemies and factions that players will encounter in mission. Director Jeff Kaplan also introduced visual and graphic enhancements, redesigned to give the Hero a new look in life in Overwatch 2.
Overwatch 2 will also represent the beginning of a new era for competitive 6v6 gameplay. In addition to forwarding all the heroes, maps, and original game modes, as well as the achievements and collection of spoils of Overwatch players. The sequel also adds many new playable Heroes, expanding the scope of the world with even more maps and locations.
Blizzard often tells Overwatch's story with videos, trailers, novels, and comics. The same goes for BlizzCon 2019, for a more intuitive look, Overwatch development director Jeff Kaplan released a short film about the events and plot in Overwatch 2. We see Winston, Mei and Tracer (together) with a group of different heroes) together to rescue Paris from a giant robot. In addition, there is also the appearance of the next Echo – Hero that will be added to Overwatch 2.
Overall, the short film of Overwatch 2 has confirmed that the sequel will continue to follow the first-person gameplay. However, the game will focus on a much bigger story, which will appeal to those who care more about legends than they fight against each other in PvP battles. Blizzard has confirmed that Overwatch 2 will be released on Windows PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch but there is no specific release date yet.