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Overwatch 2: what’s new?

Do you want to know what are the most awaited news of the new Overwatch 2? You are in the right place!

If you’ve played Overwatch in the past three years, you’ve likely heard that “Overwatch 2 is around the corner“. While it has taken longer than fans hoped, the highly anticipated sequel is closer than ever, and many fans have already tried the beta.

Fortunately, Blizzard unveiled the new chapter of Overwatch with a series of changes, new content and updates on the quality of the game. Let’s take a look at some of the most anticipated news.

Overwatch 2: new game modes

Overwatch has always had a small number of game modes, so the news of a completely new mode has piqued the curiosity of fans. The long awaited “Push” game mode (or “Push”?) will see teams busy capturing a robot in the center of the map to push a barricade towards the other team’s spawn. Basically, it’s a kind of modern tug-of-war, which brings with it tons of high-tension team fights and last-ditch play.

It is also worth noting that the PvE mode of Overwatch 2 – the part Blizzard claimed to be the heart of the sequel – has yet to be fully revealed and played by the public. So while we know that it will focus on a co-op experience that uses hero skill customization, we can’t go too far in saying it will live up to our expectations. After all, most players agree that Overwatch’s PvE has always been a little lacking in comparison to the PvP experience.

New maps

It’s been a while since a new map was released for Overwatch’s core game modes.

Upon the release of the new chapter, players will have at their disposal 4 new maps: Circuit Royal, Midtown, Rome and Toronto. Each one overflows with that perfect mix of design, “Overwatch” style and real-world inspiration. Circuit and Midtown will be respectively dedicated to Escort and Hybrid mode, while Rome and Toronto will feature the brand new Spinta game mode.

Overwatch 2: a more intense 5v5

What neither of us expected is Overwatch 2’s decision reduce the size of teams from 6 to 5removing one tank from the mix and leaving 2 dps, 2 support and only 1 tank.

While this may seem controversial and difficult to digest, the feedback so far has been incredibly positive. Players have reported that the new team dynamics are balanced, tense, and most importantly, more fun for tanks! That said, the team needs to make some adjustments to ensure the new 5v5 game remains totally balanced.

Reworking of the heroes

Speaking of balance, Blizzard went to great lengths to make the old roster of heroes look completely new.

They have been made changes across the board, some small and some incredibly large. For example, almost all tanks have undergone significant changes to kits and buffs to account for the fact that they will be the only tanks on the team. The most significant change concerns Doomfist… Yes, you heard that right: Doomfist is now a tank.

Heroes whose kit has remained virtually unchanged since launch, such as Cassidy, have also seen change skills. We invite you to take a detailed look at all the changes made to the heroes so far.

New heroes

In addition to the changes of the heroes, we have new heroes to look forward to. The Sojourn, which has been talked about for some time, is the first to join the ranks as the new dispenser of damage. Sojourn’s hybrid, varied and fast kit has already proved a hit for beta players.

However, recent leaks have suggested that we will have more heroes to try out at the time of Overwatch 2 launch or shortly after release.

Overwatch 2: nuovo look

To differentiate the game from its predecessor, or perhaps simply to update it – Overwatch first came out 6 years ago – Blizzard has decided to update the graphics with a new palette.

Visible in every aspect, from character design to user interface, the new aesthetic certainly is more elegant, but you may need to get used to the updated appearance of the characters, especially for your favorite hero! That said, we really liked the new graphic style.

Overwatch 2 release date

Unfortunately we don’t have an official release date for Overwatch 2 yet, but Blizzard has already stated that will not be available to the public before 2023.

However, we still can’t know for sure what their beta strategy is. If there is a year of time between the first beta and the game’s release, it’s not too far fetched to predict that there will be more beta periods between now and then, perhaps even more extensive betas.

However, there is good news. Overwatch 2 Online Modes they will probably be free for all current owners of the first chapter of Overwatch. So, if you want to try the legendary Blizzard game for the first time or if you want to get back to playing it, you can buy it today without wasting money. Better yet, you can find Overwatch Keys at discounted prices!

But beyond the wishes, we’re still speculating on when we can get our hands on what has become one of the most anticipated games of all time. And we still need a little bit. That’s all from the video games section, keep following us!

Published by
Stefania Romagnoli

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