Revealed during the annual BlizzCon event in Anaheim, California, Overwatch 2 is real and it is looking really good by what Blizzard showcased.
We got a lengthy cinematic featuring Overwatch heroes Mei, Tracer, and Winston heading to Paris to battle the Null Sector and an army of omnics. Before long, the trio is overrun and looking defeated as they engage a massive omnic robot besieging Paris and it’s inhabitants. However, they are joined by the other heroes of Overwatch to stop the threat, and we get confirmation the Echo and Sojourn, two new heroes, are joining the roster for the sequel.
Whew. That was only the cinematic trailer we saw, which leaves us with a gameplay trailer that offers a look at some of the new content coming to Overwatch 2.
New gameplay mechanics are confirmed, and Overwatch 2 introduced story missions, as well as co-op hero missions which are designed to be highly replayable experiences. Not only that, you’re able to level up each hero, teach them new talents, as well as customize their abilities and engage in Push, a new PvP mode.
“Overwatch 2 will feature a ton of PvE content. We will have a complete story experience, featuring story missions,” says Jeff Kaplan, game director.
Here is how the PvE content works: Players will take an active role in the Overwatch saga as a new global crisis unfolds through a series of intense, high-stakes four-player missions. As the story progresses, players will team up as different sets of heroes and fight to defend the world from the omnic forces of Null Sector, uncover the motives behind the robotic armies’ attacks, and come face-to-face with rising new threats around the globe.”
Oh, and Toronto is included as a playable map. Here are a few images of what that looks like: