What to expect from Overwatch 2?
Developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, Overwatch 2 is an upcoming sequel to the original game, announced at BlizzCon on November 1, 2019. After a year of leaks and rumors, the gaming fraternity has a chance to look at the sequel. It’s coming with new maps, new heroes, and most interestingly, a new story mode, which expands on the narrative that Blizzard’s been working on with its character cinematics.
From what can be seen so far, Overwatch 2 is not like any average sequel. Its most unconventional feature is some of the new additions, like new heroes and multiplayer modes. All these were missing in Overwatch 1 and will now come to the sequel with no additional charge. The two titles will continue to coexist as one holistic PvP experience. But the other upgrades will be exclusive to Overwatch 2.
The new map type that’s coming to Overwatch 2 is called Push. The premise of the map is as simple as it seems: two teams combat to get control over a robot that pushes two barriers back and forth across the map. The team that pushes the barriers farther into the other team’s territory is the winner.
What about the various missions in Overwatch 2?
Overwatch 2 is going to be a full-blown PvE. The primary campaign of the game is made up of co-operative Story Missions. You will see both old and new Overwatch heroes forming a team against the Null Sector, which consists of robotic army players who fought in the Uprising event from Overwatch 1.
According to statements from Blizzard, the game will allow players to team up as different sets of heroes and contest to safeguard the world from the ominous forces of the Null Sector. In the process, they will uncover the motives behind the attacks perpetrated by robotic armies, and confront the rising threats from around the globe.
Story missions of Overwatch 2 will also have item pickups that can slightly change a hero’s playing style. The three items shown were a corrosive grenade, an HP generator, and a barrier shield resembling that of Winston’s. Any hero in the mode can pick them up and utilize them the way they want. However, these items don’t carry over between missions.
On the other spectrum of PvE lies Hero Missions, which are separate from the main story and are created to be extremely replayable. This gameplay mode allows players to level up heroes and open up customization options that transform their skills. These ability modifiers are unique to PvE and won’t impact the PvP much.
For players who loved playing Overwatch 1, the good news is that existing cosmetic options will also be available in the sequel. In Overwatch 2, you will already get an extensive library of skins to arm your heroes. Given the “shared multiplayer environment” of the game, this feature sounds great.
Overwatch 2 is a game that you should certainly buy if you’ve loved the prequel. To know more about what this game entails, take a look at the trailer You can also check out our collection here to find more games in this genre.
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