Reasons to buy Overwatch 2: Blizzard talked about a coherent storyline, big maps and new heroes

After seeing the first Overwatch 2 trailers, the players decided that Blizzard was preparing more expansion than a full sequel.

PlayStation Blog journalist chatted with assistant game director Aaron Keller and lead screenwriter Michael Chu to learn about major changes.

What is known

According to Michael Chu, Overwatch 2 will developthe plot, which laid the ground for the first part of the series. If before players received the story in separate comics, shorts and missions, now the plot will be full-fledged - with the eyeballs, middle and final. Blizzard plans to show the reaction of the world to the return of heroes and how much Overwatch people need.

In addition, the developers do not plan to returnto the background of the world, as the main points have already been revealed in the first Overwatch. Now the plot will only move forward, revealing more characters. For example, in Overwatch 2, Sojourne appears, which was introduced into the history of the world during the creation of the original game. In the sequel, the heroine will take a central role.

“She appeared in different stories that wethey’ve been talking recently, but it will be extremely important for the events taking place in Overwatch 2. We are glad that we can finally tell her story, ”Chu added.

In addition, Overwatch 2 will have a lot of newplayable characters. Keller did not dare to tell exactly who would look into the sequel, but noted that the heroes "will add new gameplay mechanics that were not in the game yet." The changes will affect the competitive regime, but Blizzard is not yet ready to talk about the changes.

Overwatch 2 story missions will not be likestandard single player campaign, as four players participate in the passage at once. Nevertheless, the maps plan to make twice as many locations intended for competitive modes. In addition, the levels will differ in additional effects, such as dynamic weather and explosions, and the missions themselves - in cut scenes at the beginning and end of the mission.

“We like to say that our cards are almost another character to help tell the story of Overwatch 2,” Keller added.


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At the same time, developers will continue to focus on teamwork. For example, the announcement trailer showed the combination of Reinhardt and Brigitte shields.

As for the progression system, then in Overwatch 2there will be two of them - for PvP and PvE. Characters will receive additional skills for cooperative missions, which may be too strong for the competitive regime.

So that players do not lose interest in the "heroicassignments »Blizzard promises to introduce additional rewards. As conceived by the developers, first the players will go through story missions, improving heroes and earning prizes, and then they will go to competitive multiplayer.

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