Overwatch 2 to be Unveiled at BlizzCon This Week; Will Feature PvE, New Map and Hero

Overwatch 2 to be Unveiled at BlizzCon This Week; Will Feature PvE, New Map and Hero

Details on Overwatch 2, the next iteration of the immensely popular franchise, will be revealed during BlizzCon according to event sources.

Blizzard Entertainment will unveil the sequel to its popular Overwatch franchise at BlizzCon this week, according to a BlizzCon source and a BlizzCon training document. Overwatch 2 will feature a new logo, new game modes, maps, heroes and PvE features. Said source included information about Overwatch 2 and obtained by ESPN.

Back in June it was earlier revealed that Blizzard was working on a PvE-focused Overwatch 2, with Blizzard assigning resources from other areas in the company that included a canceled StarCraft first-person shooter game using the Overwatch engine. The document obtained by ESPN offers a first look for what to expect from Blizzard’s franchise esports title at BlizzCon, which begins on Friday.

Hero talents and in-game items are coming to Overwatch 2 PvE, and one of the missions will be a four-player story experience set in Rio de Janeiro, as opposed to the 6v6 gameplay in the original Overwatch, according to the document. According to ESPN,Blizzard did not respond to a request for comment.

While much of the focus will be on story and narrative elements, Overwatch will see its first new mode since the game was released in beta in 2015, with “Push” set to be unveiled alongside Assault, Control, Escort, Hybrid. Push will be set on a new map based in “Toronto,” according to the document.

In other news, Overwatch League commissioner Nate Nanzer has confirmed that beginning in 2020, “all Overwatch League teams will be playing in their home cities.” And there’s an ongoing annual Halloween-themed event, “Halloween Terror,” that began on October 15. This happens to be the same day the game launches on the Nintendo Switch. The Halloween Terror event will last until November 4th.