Friday, November 1, 2019

Overwatch 2 Announced



Blizzard has officially announced Overwatch 2, the sequel to the popular hero shooter. But what does that mean exactly? Well...

Unlike most game sequels, Overwatch 2 is a bit of a special case. While it is in fact a new game with a lot of new features (more on this in a bit), the original Overwatch is not being forgotten. Instead Overwatch 2 is sorta an upgraded version of Overwatch, where you can continue your progress. If you don't want to switch however, you can stick with the original Overwatch and play with Overwatch 2 players using the new characters and maps. This means the community will stay together even across different games in the series. Although, you may want to consider upgrading.

New Features of Overwatch 2:

Instead of going into each in detail, here's a quick overview of what's new.
  • New characters (of course)
  • New maps (again, obvious)
  • Upgraded engine
  • Enhanced graphics (and new looks for each character)
  • Brand new co-op story mode
  • New Hero Mission mode
  • The ability to level up characters to unlock new abilities
  • The ability to switch out abilities to suit your style
  • New game mode called Push, where teams take control of a robot to "push" it into the enemy's territory.
  • and as expected Blizzard announced their continued support for the series with free updates.
Again most of these features will be exclusive to Overwatch 2, but Overwatch 1 players will be getting the new characters and maps.

Trailers:

So far two trailers have been released. Check them out below:






Official Website:

And finally we have the official website where you can sign up for news updates, learn about the game, and check out the new character styles.

Overwatch 2 will be released on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch.

1 comment :

ShadowX said...

Overwatch 2 is a reaction to the controversy of their stance on the Hong-Kong protestors. I don't think they were supposed to announce it, but they did so people would ignore the controversy.