Overwatch 2 is true and a lot of effort and it’s far from the typical sequel. In reality, some of its contents — which include new heroes and multiplayer modes — will also come to Overwatch 1, to make things even more complicated. The one thing we can be confident of is that the two games will ultimately coexist as one huge PvP encounter.
To clarify the situation, the primary objective of Overwatch 2 will be on its PvE story missions. This is something that Blizzard needs to continue working on, continuing the plot framework forged by Overwatch’s previous personality cinematic. Heroes are going to get a bit of a revamp in the sequel, and there’s also a different form of map that’s going to start with the campaign.
We’ve gone through all the specifics revealed so far to get a clearer understanding of how this game is going to be formed. So, here’s what we’ve heard about Overwatch 2 since it was revealed at BlizzCon in 2019.
When is Overwatch 2 going to release?
At the moment of writing, Overwatch 2 hasn’t had an official date of release. When the game was publicly revealed at BlizzCon in 2019, game director Jeff Kaplan said, “We [Blizzard] don’t have a date in mind.”
In January, a tweet from PlayStation Brazil’s Twitter account reportedly announced that Overwatch 2 would be available on PS4 in 2020. Since then, the tweet was being removed. Fortunately, this has never been verified by Blizzard, and for now, it seems that developers are not providing any details regarding the release date of Overwatch 2.
What is Overwatch 2 is all about?
Overwatch 2 is stated to extend the world with an all-new story-focused PvE mode. The goal of this mode is to introduce more of the world and more to the gamers that Overwatch has to offer, most of whom have seen bits and pieces through movie clips, comics, and sometimes cuts through themed items.
Although the particulars of the Overwatch 2 plot remain vague, it appears to revolve around the continuing battle between Overwatch and Null Field, as seen in the Zero Hour movie announcement of Overwatch 2. If you’re not keeping up with the Overwatch series, be sure to check out our recap of the Overwatch series so far.
Overwatch 2 will also include a PvP game mode called Push, which has been seen on a current map set in Toronto, Canada. Push is a modern 6v6 mode in which players can battle to manage a giant robot. Essentially, players need to take possession of the robot in order to drive the marker into the base of the opposing squad.
IGN’s Matt Kim was able to turn to Overwatch 2 Push mode at Blizzcon 2019. He said, “The most exciting aspect of Push is the current Toronto map on which it is placed. The map reveals some of the graphical enhancements that are also coming to Overwatch 2, and there’s a clear change in the graphics just on the map alone.” For some of Matt’s insights, be sure to check out his Overwatch 2 hands-on demo.
Is there any new addition to the list of characters?
Four unrecognized heroes were reportedly mocked for Overwatch 2 in November 209. One of these knocked characters might have been Echo, and they were announced recently to be the last new hero in Overwatch. Jeff Kaplan, director of the Overwatch Game, clarified this to IGN Nordic, adding, “Yeah, now Echo is the last hero to come to the Overwatch norm. Overwatch 2 will be the aim of the next few heroes.
Blizzcon’s teaser announced Sojourn as a new champion coming to Overwatch 2. So far, we know that Sojourn is from Canada and has been featured as a captain in a seasonal Overwatch case called Storm Rising. Fans have encountered her in Ana’s tale of origin as one of the founding members of Overwatch, and she was again seen in a brief flash as a hero on a device that Winston used to call for help in an animated short called Recall. She’s going to be the first black girl hero to enter the game.