Fans of Overwatch will be able to try out the second instalment of the game at Blizzcon on Friday, according to a new report by ESPN. Overwatch 2 will have new modes, maps, and heroes, as well as PvE features.
Rod Breslau spoke to sources at Blizzard and obtained Blizzcon documents for the report, which reveals that the sequel will be called Overwatch 2, will have a new logo, and will also feature some of the current heroes from the franchise’s colourful world.
As per the documents, Overwatch 2 is going to have new talents, consumables, and narrative-driven missions, one of which is a four-person PvE mission set in Rio de Janeiro. A new mode, called Push, will also be added to the game, alongside Assault, Control, Escort, and Hybrid.
This is a welcome addition to the world of Overwatch, as competitive players and professionals alike have been calling for new content for a while. Blizzard’s attempts to appease its community’s demands have recently included role lock and role queue, although a shake-up of the competitive scene in its entirety may be what the game needs.
But time will tell how the community will react to the news. After all Blizzard is still recovering from the damage caused by its decision to ban a Hearthstone player for shouting “liberate Hong Kong” during a post-match interview. And with the Overwatch World Cup starting at the same time, the company really needs to nail this convention to restore some of its fans faith.
You can catch all the news about Overwatch 2 at Blizzcon on Friday, November 1 from 10am PST (1PM EST / 4PM GMT).