It seems like that most of the leaks for BlizzCon 2019 were true and Blizzard Entertainment actually announced Overwatch 2.
We were almost certain that Blizzard entertainment will announce some sort of content for Overwatch fans and thanks to the recent leaks, there was a good chance of seeing Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon 2019 so it’s fortunate to know that the sequel to the 2016’s game of the year is officially happening and Blizzard Entertainment wants to release its second competitive shooter in the near future, this time with PvE, story and more.
Blizzard Entertainment officially confirmed that Overwatch 2 will feature a brand new game mode called Push. This mode is set in Toronto and Blizzard describes it as a core game mode that offers a competitive match between two teams. In Overwatch 2’s push players need to take control of a robot that begins in a central location and after that in order to win the match they will have to push the robot toward the enemy base. Both teams can take the control of this robot and push it forward to win and obviously the team that manages to push the robot farther wins the match and those who attend BlizzCon this weekend can get their hands on this brand new mode.
In addition to Push mode, Blizzard Entertainment also has promised more story contact in Overwatch 2 as well as a ton of PvE missions available in the game which as of now we’re sure that one of them is set in Rio. Furthermore, Blizzard confirms a new type of mission design with the name of Hero missions that will also be available in Overwatch 2.
The main and primary focus of Overwatch 2’s Hero missions is on replayable cooperative experiences which each and every one of them is powered by a progression system and your scores do matter at the end so you can enjoy playing these missions alongside with leveling up your heroes in order to get more unique customization options that supercharge their abilities in the gameplay
According to Blizzard Entertainment, Overwatch 2’s power-ups consist of altering Reinhardt’s Fire Strike to ignite enemies that are close to you as well the ability to modify Tracer’s Pulse Bomb and things like that. It is also worth mentioning that all 31 heroes in addition to a few new ones will get an updated look in Overwatch 2 and fans can look forward to more brand new heroes in the near future.
The most interesting part about this announcement is that Blizzard says all of the cosmetic items, skins and all of Overwatch players’ progress will come forward into Overwatch 2, therefore, apparently Overwatch 1 and its sequel share a multiplayer environment and players of both games can play with each other and enjoy the cross-compatible feature that Blizzard promises but at the moment we have to wait and see how that will play out.