Blizzard Entertainment announces Overwatch 2

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Five years after the announcement of Overwatch at BlizzCon 2014, developer Blizzard Entertainment has introduced its next chapter Overwatch 2.

Blizzard Entertainment announces Overwatch 2

During its BlizzCon 2019 opening ceremony, Blizzard unveiled Overwatch 2, confirming the information published by ESPN in October. It has got new maps, new heroes, and a new story mode, expanding on the narrative foundation Blizzard's been building with its character cinematics.

Blizzard Entertainment announces Overwatch 2

Earlier the team-based first-person shooter game was multiplayer-only, with the story told primarily outside the game but the game is expected to alter that, pulling the story back into the game with a long-awaited story mode.

Blizzard Entertainment announces Overwatch 2

Despite introducing a story mode, Blizzard isn’t dropping the competitive multiplayer mode. The game is also getting a new map type called Push, where two teams fight over control of a robot that pushes two barriers back and forth across the map. The team which pushes farther into the other's territory wins.


Blizzard Entertainment announces Overwatch 2

Like all other PvP content in Overwatch 2, Push maps are also coming to Overwatch 1. Since Overwatch 1 is receiving all of the PvP updates coming in Overwatch 2, the two games will be completely compatible where Overwatch 2 players can party up with Overwatch 1 players like they always have.

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The cinematics for the game begins with the reassembled crew dropping into Paris to fight a Null Sector invasion. Notably, a few heroes clearly have new looks and new abilities. Overwatch 2's website and panels have revealed a few latest maps coming with the sequel like Monte Carlo, Toronto, Gothenburg and Rio De Janeiro.

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