• When Overwatch 2 releases in October it will replace the current live service game

    1 day ago - By VG 247

    The original Overwatch's days seem to be numbered as a standalone product as it will integrate with Overwatch 2. Speaking in a recent AMA on Reddit , game director Aaron Keller confirmed what Blizzard stated previously when it said the Overwatch and Overwatch 2 clients will merge to avoid fragmenting the player base. "When Overwatch 2 launches on October 4, it will be a replacement for the current Live Service," said Keller.
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  • Overwatch 2 Won't Have an Escort Version of Hanamura

    Overwatch 2 Won't Have an Escort Version of Hanamura

    1 day ago - By Gaming Bolt

    Overwatch 2 received tons of new information in its June 16th event including Competitive 2.0 changes, Battle Passes , the removal of loot boxes, and more. However, some eagle-eyed fans noticed that Hanamura, currently an Assault map in Overwatch 1 , was designated as an Escort map in the sequel. The closed beta patch notes from April confirmed the removal of all Assault Maps from Quick Play and Competitive rotations.
    Perhaps the development team was repurposing old Assault maps? Unfortunately, that's not the case. In a recent AMA , systems designer Gavin Winter confirmed that the screen...
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  • Overwatch 2 Game Director Explains Lack of More Heroes, Season 2 Hero “Almost Finished”

    1 day ago - By Gaming Bolt

    Despite its share of delays and setbacks, Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch 2 is now going forward with an early access, free-to-play launch. It will offer three new heroes - Junker Queen, Sojourn and an unrevealed hero. This may not seem like a lot, especially since the last new hero was Echo in April 2020.
    In a recent Reddit AMA , game director Aaron Keller spoke about the number of heroes available when the sequel launches. “ Overwatch heroes are incredibly exciting. We pour our hearts and souls into everyone that we create. Seeing the community's desire for more feels great to the...
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  • Overwatch Loot Boxes Won't Carry Over Into Overwatch 2

    1 day ago - By Gaming Bolt

    Blizzard Entertainment is changing up its approach significantly with Overwatch 2. It launches into early access on October 4th and, unlike the first game, will be free-to-play. Loot boxes are also going away in favor of a Battle Pass and in-game store with Virtual Currency to purchase cosmetics.
    What does this mean for Overwatch 1 users transitioning to the sequel? All unlocked cosmetics will carry over but loot boxes won't. In a Reddit AMA , commercial lead Jon Spector talked about what's carrying over. “To give you a quick answer now though, those existing currencies (Credits, OWL...
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