There have been numerous leaks over last couple of weeks related to Overwatch 2 leading up to Blizzcon. First of these leaks revealed that Blizzard was going to announce Overwatch 2. While fans were skeptical about the validity of the leaks, Blizzard has announced Overwatch 2 during the opening ceremony of the company’s annual convention.
Overwatch was first released back in 2016 and went on to become one of the most popular games of all time. However, players of the community felt that the game would benefit hugely from an expansion that focuses on PvE contents. Thankfully, Blizzard has announced that the upcoming sequel will be focused more on the PvE aspect of the game while keeping the traditional PvP mode.
While Blizzard didn’t share a lot of details regarding the upcoming game, it revealed that players will play alongside each other to accomplish different tasks and goals rather than the traditional multiplayer aspect of Overwatch. As expected, a lot of existing players were concerned if Blizzard would abandon players of current game when Overwatch 2 launches. However, the company were quick to reveal that that won’t be the case.
Instead of being a traditional sequel, Overwatch 2 will work similar to an expansion rathe rather than an actual game. During the announcement, the company announced that existing Overwatch players will be playing alongside overwatch 2 players. Moreover, all of the heroes, maps and other contents which will be released with Overwatch 2 will also be accessible to existing Overwatch players.
This announcement suggests that the upcoming title’s main attraction will be its PvE contents. At the moment however, it’s unclear when Overwatch 2 will be released. You can check out the announcement trailer below.