Even though we had many leaks regarding Overwatch 2, now we have official info from the developers who presented the game at Blizzcon 2019.
Don’t worry, I’ll try to make it short and sweet for you to find out everything we know about Overwatch 2 so far.
So let’s dig in!
Overwatch 2 boosting
Okay, before we dig into the news, this is a question we’ve been receiving a lot - are we going to do Overwatch 2 boosting when it comes out?
YES! We will have boosting services available on the very first day it’s playable, ranging from Skill Rating boosting
to brand new PvE missions and leveling.
Is Overwatch 2 a completely new game and how much will it cost?
Yes, and no. Overwatch 2 is a brand new game, but, the developers have made sure that all your progression from Overwatch 1 transfers to the new game! This includes skins, player icons, sprays, highlight intros, and emotes. Overwatch 1 players will be able to play vs Overwatch 2 players in PvP modes, including the new maps and heroes.
The price is for now unknown but it could possibly even be free to play.
Overwatch 2 release date
The reveal happened during Blizzcon 2019 on November 1. We don’t have an official release date yet, however, the game was playable for Blizzcon visitors so we expect it to be in early 2020.
We expect it to be available on PC, PS4, XBOX and Switch just like Overwatch 1, and possibly even new PS5 and Xbox Scarlett.
Overwatch 2 new hero
Sojourn and Echo are the new heroes! We guessed it in our New Overwatch Hero
predictions post, so make sure to follow that post for more predictions.
Push Game Mode
The game is getting a new mode called Push, very similar to payload maps but not exactly the same. This is not going to be an arcade mode, but a real core mode even played by Overwatch League.
The goal is to push this funny robot across the map and secure checkpoints or push it to the last point for an instant win. You need to stand near the robot for him to push, if you get wiped out, the enemy team can start pushing him in the opposite direction.
The first map is Toronto, Canada. The map is mirrored and symmetrical meaning there shouldn’t be any advantage for any team. The map is also very flanky
so we expect some awesome plays there. Team fights will also happen throughout the map, not just at control points like we currently have.
Overwatch 2 new maps
Toronto is the first new map we saw, features red maple trees, hockey lobby, curling arena, quite a multicultural area just like Canada is.
The remainder of new maps is Gothenburg in Sweden, Monte Carlo in Monaco, Rio De Janeiro in Brazil.
There’s a talent system, by leveling up heroes you unlock talents that make you stronger. They are only reserved for the PvE part of the game.
These are an example of Tracer’s talents:
- Adaptive Reload - Pulse Pistols reload when using any ability.
- Chain Reaction - Pulse Bomb causes secondary explosions on enemies that are damaged by it.
- Flash - Blinking through enemies damages them.
These are PvE content, not PvP. You can also level up heroes through these missions.
Paris is now under attack, so is the rest of the world. You’re joining Winston and the rest of the team in Paris. Developers will focus on more cinematics as we really really love them!
There are more missions, such as one in Rio where you can play Mei, Reinhardt
, Tracer or Lucio.
Some new items are also added such as Healing Station (Heal 100 health, 90-sec cooldown, reusable), Corrosive Grenade (Makes enemies take 60% more damage) and Barrier Fence (2000 HP barrier, 90-sec cooldown, reusable)
This is similar to adventure mode in Diablo or world quests in World of Warcraft. You can do them daily and it will give you experience for progression.
There will be missions all across the globe in old and new maps. Objectives will keep changing. Good news is that you will be able to play all heroes here, not just four like in some Story missions.
There are different enemy groups such as Talon, Null Sector and more threats that will be announced.
What will happen with the original Overwatch game?
The team will be focusing on Overwatch 2 for now, there will be some updates but rarer than now. I reckon we will all switch to Overwatch 2 when it’s released and move our progress there because they made it possible.
Wrapping it up
I’m super excited about Overwatch 2 and boosting it! I hope you guys are too and let me know what you think in the comment section below. :)