Overwatch 2 is set to be revealed at Blizzcon this weekend according to a Blizzcon training document acquired by ESPN. The supposed sequel, which has seen several rumors flying around in the past, will include new game modes and PvE content, as well as new maps and heroes.
There reportedly will be a major focus on story and narrative elements and the PvE (cooperatively fighting computer-controlled enemies, as opposed to fighting other players or PvP) will throw a four-player squad into a full-on ‘story experience’ set in Rio de Janeiro.
ESPN posits that this PvE effort will be available to play at BlizzCon, along with a new game mode called ‘Push’ and a new playable character.
Push will take place on a new map which is based on Toronto, and it will be available alongside the existing Assault, Control, Escort, Hybrid game modes. There are no details about what Push is as of yet.
The author of the ESPN story later tweeted that there is the distinct possibility that the game won’t actually be called Overwatch 2, but maybe something like Overwatch: Chapter 2 (indicating that it’s not so much a full-on sequel as a progressive expansion of the game, albeit a major one).
to clarify from my original tweet, it is very likely the next iteration of Overwatch will not be ‘Overwatch 2’, but instead a variant of ‘Overwatch: Chapter 2’ https://t.co/RVkjrZisuY
— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) October 27, 2019
A previous leak from streamer Metro who has at least some regard gotten things right regarding Overwatch spillage, claimed that the sequel would be both a PvP and PvE game, and that it will introduce a full leveling system whereby the heroes can unlock abilities as they progress. This is further backed up by images which were leaked by Overwatch YouTuber Stylosa, to boot.
This may all be speculation at the end of the day, but there could be quite bit of truths in ESPN’s findings.
Previous rumors about Overwatch 2 from a few months back include the fact that ditched a sci-fi shooter set in the StarCraft universe because it wanted to deploy those resources to concentrate on making Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 instead.
Blizzcon will start on Nov. 1.