Sidat.ID, – Overwatch 2 was announced with its cinematic footage in 2019 at the Activision event. Since then, fans have been waiting for the sequel to the hugely popular Overwatch, which launched in 2016. At its most recent event, namely BlizzCon 2021, Blizzard has provided some good hints of how the game will turn out. . There is a full 40 minute game presentation where every new thing and update is briefly discussed.
But wait, do you know what the Overwatch game series is all about? No? Let me tell you. If we talk about plot, it is set in a future where robots are smart enough to compete with humans for their rights. As their terror increased, countries began to devise different plans to stop them. The United Nations has decided to form a team of elite soldiers who will face these terrifying robots, called “Omnics”, to save humanity. Overwatch is more about PvP than PvE. But according to the developer, Overwatch 2 will focus more on the story mode (PvE). How? and what else can we expect from this game? Let’s find out below.
How to play
As previously stated, Blizzard Games plans to make Overwatch 2 focus more on PvE than PvP. For that, they present two types of PvE mode, story mode and hero missions. The story mode will take you through the single player campaign, which will be the continuation of the story from the first game.
In the Hero mission, the player will fight against various enemy bots, which will come towards you one by one, and with your hero you will have to kill them all. If you’ve ever played Overwatch, this may sound familiar to you, as that concept has been used in the game’s seasonal events. In the hero mission, there will be various types of modes like ‘Kill Quest’, ‘Scavenger Hunt’ and ‘Wall of Death. Since this game mode is all about your ‘hero’, character customization plays an important role in being successful in this mode. Each character will have three sets of skill trees that you can select and combine to use different types of skill sets. This will be fun as players will experiment with all kinds of combos and try to find a suitable combination to excel in hero missions.
No more loot boxes?
Jeff Kaplan, director of Overwatch 2, mentioned in his interview that they are looking for new alternatives to loot boxes. Loot Boxes have been around for years and there are tons of modifications to make it fun and interesting. But right now it looks like the developers are about to change. Another option that we can look at is the Battle Pass. Even Jeff liked the idea of Battle Pass, but there was no guarantee they would implement it in the game. We may or may not have loot boxes. Nobody but Jeff Kaplan knows what to expect.
Overwatch 2 release date
Now that we’ve covered everything we know about the upcoming Overwatch title. Let’s announce the release date. Unfortunately, Overwatch 2 won’t be available in 2021. Like almost every other game, Overwatch has been hit by the pandemic. There are several financial problems. So there is a long wait before Overwatch 2. Until then, enjoy this first multiplayer FPS game and have some fun.
There is a new addition to the PvP mode. This new game mode will be called “Push” mode. This is basically an escort mission where one team has to carry a payload from one point to another while the other team has to prevent them from doing so. The difference is that instead of a teammate carrying a load, there will be a robot that will do the work for you. All players just have to focus on holding the charge.
Overwatch 2 is a different game. It won’t be like the Fortnite Season 2 update. However, players who play Overwatch will find players who play Overwatch 2 in PvP matches. Not only the PvP matches, but also the heroes’ skins will be presented in the second part of this game. All PvP game modes in Overwatch will be available in Overwatch 2, except for 2CP. Then the two games will be compatible with each other.
Maps and characters
Overwatch has a visually good map for PvP mode. The same happened with Overwatch 2. Now, there are 6 confirmed maps for the game. They are Gothenburg, Rome, New York, Rio De Janerio, Toronto, and Monte Carlo. Speaking of new characters, there is a new character confirmed for this game. The new hero is Sojourn. We saw him at the event and everyone is very excited to play this cool new hero in Overwatch 2. There is a little clip below where you can see him in action. The weapon, namely the Railgun, looks very powerful, but accuracy can be key here because, before each shot, there is a reload time.
There are more heroes to come, but they are all expected to launch alongside the game. The developer says that until the release of Overwatch 2, there will be no additions to the Overwatch roster. So Echo is the latest addition to Overwatch.***