Overwatch 2 officially announced at BlizzCon 2019
By Rafay Faheem 02 Nov, 19
After numerous leaks and rumors, Blizzard has finally announced a sequel to their beloved Hero Shooter at BlizzCon 2019. Overwatch 2 comes with a brand new PvP competitive mode called “Push” that will be the core mode for the multiplayer aspect of the game, and this will also be the focus for the Overwatch League.
Is it a Sequel? Expansion? We don’t know!
Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch’s director, and esports head said that they’re going dark on the situation about Overwatch 2 until “it’s ready”. That means we did not get a release date or any sort of information as to what the pricing of the game is going to be. As of yet, there is zero information as to whether it’s going to be sold as an entirely separate game or be branded as a sequel. We’re sure to know more in the coming weeks as more information is available to us.
A New Hero: Sojourn
During the announcement cinematic for Overwatch 2, two new faces were revealed to be joining the Overwatch team. The one confirmed mecha-gunslinger “Sojourn” will be in Overwatch 2, the other face. Echo, is not yet confirmed whether she’s playable or not. Her staunch build suggests that she will be a damage-focused hero, probably a DPS. Other than that she is Canadian, we don’t know anything else about her yet.
Story mode incoming
Overwatch 2 will have story PvE content in its upcoming campaign. The story will be continued from where the original cinematics have left it and there will be two types of missions (Story and Hero) to play. These missions will see old and new Overwatch heroes teaming up to take down the Null invasion in different parts of the world.
No pay-wall for existing Overwatch players
All Overwatch 1 players will have access to all Overwatch 2 maps and heroes and they will be able to play multiplayer with Overwatch 2 players as well. Jeff emphasized the importance of maintaining a united community and player base. Along with this, all current Overwatch achievements and skins will carry over to Overwatch 2, the sequel will also have newer, better-fidelity visuals for heroes.