Blizzard will unveil a sequel to Overwatch at Blizzcon 2019, according to a document obtained by ESPN.
The new iteration of the game will feature a new logo, new game modes, maps, heroes and PvE features. The ESPN report claims Overwatch 2 will feature four-player story mode set in Rio de Janeiro. Blizzard will also unveil a new game mode ‘Push’ in Overwatch 2.
What is Overwatch 2?
Blizzard released Overwatch in May 2016 to critical acclaim and widespread popularity. The game surged in popularity in South Korea and Blizzard was successful in establishing a franchised league for the game.
Season 1 & 2 of the Overwatch League took place in Los Angeles, however, teams are now moving towards a Home and Away system in Season 3.
The new logo features a small orange 2 added to the right of the Overwatch Logo.
What Can fans expect with Overwatch 2?
The new Overwatch game will bring a new hero, new game modes and several visual changes to the game, according to Rod Breslau.
- New PvE Game Mode
- Hero 32 [Echo]
- Four-Player Story experience
- New Game Mode [“Push”]
New Game Mode: Push
Overwatch comprises four game modes at present, including Assault, Control, Escort and Hybrid. Overwatch 2 will add another game mode, titled Push. According to a document obtained by ESPN, Push will be set on a Toronto-based map and will add to the diversity in Overwatch game modes.
Overwatch Content creator Stylosa released an image hinting at Overwatch heroes getting levels. Blizzard has not confirmed any news about the new game.
Blizzcon 2019 takes place from November 1-3, 2019 at the Anaheim Center. The game developer has come under fire recently for their stance on Hearthstone Grandmaster player Chung ‘blitzchung’ Ng Wai. Blizzard banned blitzchung for a year following his politically inspired protests to support Hong Kong. The game developer subsequently reduced their ban to six months, however reaffirmed their stance on players voicing political opinions on official game streams.