The release of Overwatch 2, which is scheduled for PC via Battle.Net, PlayStation 4 (PS4), PlayStation 5 (PS5), Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and Nintendo Switch, is getting closer. The sequel to Overwatch was announced at BlizzCon 2019 and there have been some delays since then. Players will be able to enjoy updated gameplay, improved graphics and its changes Gameplay. However, there are also questions about what players would expect from the sequel, for example, whether it will be a free game, beta phases and more. Here are five questions and answers about the new game.
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Will it be possible to play for free?
As Blizzard announced on the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase, Overwatch 2 will be free in its mode. PvP (Player vs. Player) And will make characters and maps available to all players. The game will also fall apart Loot boxes And will have an optional combat pass system between seasons. However, unprecedented PvE (Player vs. Environment), Or “Story Mode”, must be purchased separately. So far, Blizzard has not released an exact price this way.
When will Overwatch 2 be released?
Overwatch 2 will be available for PC on October 4, 2022 via Battle.Net, PlayStation 4 (PS4), PlayStation 5 (PS5), Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and Nintendo Switch. It should be noted that only the mode PvP (Player vs. Player) Will be released on this day. According to Blizzard, mode PvE (Player vs. Environment) Will be released only in 2023, but still without a set date.
Overwatch 2 PvP will be available in October, and story mode will be released only in 2023 – Photo: Disclosure / Blizzard
Will Overwatch 2 replace Overwatch?
Yes, Overwatch 2 will effectively replace Overwatch. The information was published by the game development team, which A. Ask me anything (AMA), Or “Ask me anything” on Reddit. When asked by a fan, the team replied that the first Overwatch will no longer receive support as soon as its sequel is released on October 4th. It is noteworthy that the original game has already experienced a lack of new content due to its focus on the development of Overwatch 2.
It is important that those who played the first Overwatch will receive an award called the “Founding Package”. It will arrive with two exclusive skins, a founder icon and surprises to be announced before launch.
The first Overwatch is in the last months of life – Photo: Disclosure / Blizzard
When does the second beta start?
The second beta of Overwatch 2 will launch on June 28 for all platforms except Nintendo Switch. Registration started on June 16 via the official website (playoverwatch.com/pt-br/beta/), but it is likely that not all subscribers will be able to test the game in this second phase as places are limited.
What will be new in Overwatch 2?
In addition to the story mode and graphical improvements, Overwatch 2 was born with a proposal to change the appearance of all existing characters. It was possible to see these changes in the first trailers, though the clothing and style in general bore some resemblance to what was seen in the first version of the FPS. Two characters have already been announced for the new characters: Canadian DPS Sojourn and Australian tank Queen Junker. The first season will still be a supporting hero, the details of which will be known soon. It has also been confirmed that the new tank will be released in the second season starting on December 6, 2022.
Overwatch 2 also featured a change in the number of players on teams, from six to five members. Teams are expected to consist of two DPS, two pillars and a tank with this change. Director Aaron Keller said the decision was motivated because the 6v6 style was generally very chaotic and difficult to execute. It was also reported that all the characters were balanced around 5v5 mode, focusing on skill changes.
Queen Junker was the last character announced for Overwatch 2 – Photo: Playback / Xbox
The changes will rotate the map. So far, New York, Toronto, Rome, Rio de Janeiro, Gothenburg, Monte Carlo and India have been confirmed as new arenas in Overwatch 2. As for the classic maps from the first game, Dorado, Eichenwalde, Ilios, King’s Row, Lijiang Tower. There will also be an oasis, Route 66 and an observatory: Gibraltar. Blizzard has already announced that new maps will be added over the seasons.
Recall that the game will have a new mode push, Or Advance, is represented in Rome and Toronto and that will replace the attack mode. As such, it is very likely that maps such as Hanamura, Temple of Anubis and Volskaya Industries will not be featured in Overwatch 2 in future updates.
Two seasons of Overwatch 2 are already planned by Blizzard – Photo: Disclosure / Blizzard
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