According to an article from ESPN, a BlizzCon source and a BlizzCon training document have revealed that Blizzard is set to unveil Overwatch 2 during BlizzCon 2019.
Hero talents and in-game items are coming to the game, along with a big focus on PvE. ESPN reports that one of the missions will be a “four-player story experience set in Rio de Janeiro.”
ESPN also report that Overwatch will see a new game mode, in the form of Push, alongside the already existing modes of Assault, Control, Escort, and Hybrid. The document reportedly says that Push will be “set on a new map based in Toronto.”
Overwatch 2 also features a revamped logo, wherein the original Overwatch logo now has an orange accent and a 2 to one side.
Along with the new game announcement at BlizzCon, Blizzard is also expected to announce a brand new hero.
As ESPN point out, Overwatch 2 is sort of an open secret, as Kotaku published an article back in June 2019 that reported that Blizzard was working on the game. As such, it was more of just a waiting game until Blizzard officially announced it.
In related news, Hong Kong protesters have also turned Overwatch’s Mei into a symbol of freedom in the wake of Blizzard banning and censoring Hearthstone pro Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai for speaking out in favour of the Hong Kong protests.
Many people have been deleting their Blizzard accounts out of anger over Blizzard’s actions and also in solidarity with the Hong Kong protesters. Whether this will have any affect on BlizzCon 2019 has yet to be seen.
Article image source: ESPN.