The game will feature all 31 of the first game’s heroes, now with an updated look, plus new heroes including Sojourn, pictured above.
It will also include new maps, a new PvP mode called “Push” and a host of new PvE experiences.
You’ll also be able to level up your individual heroes and customize their skills.
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The really good news comes from Jeff Kaplan who said during the reveal that the game will be a “shared multiplayer environment” with the original, meaning that owners of the original will have access to the new maps and modes and you’ll be able to carry over all the skins and cosmetics you own to the new game.
Of course, you won’t get the new look or many of the other features (like leveling and new powers, characters etc) if you don’t buy the new game, but it’s still great that both the original and sequel will have this shared experience. Live-service games don’t really need sequels the same way traditional games do. A game like Destiny would have ideally never even released a sequel, building off the original with new worlds, enemies and expansions like an MMO. (Destiny needed a sequel due to the original’s technical limitations more than anything).
We don’t know when Overwatch 2 comes out or how much it will cost, but I’m very excited. Who knows, maybe Blizzard will ditch loot boxes and introduce a seasonal battle pass instead . . . . that would certainly be welcome.
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