New Overwatch 2 details revealed, including gameplay changes, new maps, and more

Overwatch 2 is shaping up to be a major overhaul to the game!

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While an official release date for the game has yet to be announced, Blizzard revealed lots of new details on Overwatch 2 at a Behind the Scenes during Blizzconline 2021. The new info regarding the game include numerous gameplay changes, added maps, Story/Hero Missions info, the new hero progressions system, and more!

Check out the Behind the Scenes of Overwatch 2 here:

Don’t have time to watch the full video? Here’s a quick rundown of the biggest reveals:

  • New maps, including Rome and New York
  • Updated Roles
    • Tanks will be more like ‘brawlers’ instead of being relegated to shield duty.
    • More passive abilities for heroes
  • Hero Mission – New co-op game mode
    • Think of them as expanded versions of Overwatch’s seasonal co-op modes (with a slight story emphasis)
  • Story Missions – Serves as the game’s campaign mode
    • Four-player co-op mode
    • Story maps are made specifically for the mission and will be massive in scale
    • These missions will progress the overall story of Overwatch
  • Progressions & Talents – Heroes will have multiple skill options for players to choose from.
    • Likely limited to co-op and story modes
  • New Enemy Units for Hero and Story Missions
  • Sojourn is confirmed to be the next Overwatch hero (no details yet on abilities).

Aside from gameplay details, the Overwatch team also revealed more new looks for several Overwatch characters. Check them out here:

Currently, there’s no word yet on when Overwatch 2 will release. There’s also no announcement yet on which specific platforms the game will release on.

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