More than 50-million players worldwide have teamed up to capture objectives, push payloads, and fight for the future in Overwatch. At BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard Entertainment revealed Overwatch 2, a supercharged sequel that will send players deeper into the world and story of Overwatch and builds upon the original game’s critically acclaimed foundation.
In Overwatch 2, players take on the roles of the world’s heroes in cooperative missions that challenge them to team up, power up, and stand together against an overwhelming outbreak of threats around the globe. Players will also battle each other in the next evolution of competitive Overwatch play, which carries forward existing players’ accomplishments and loot collections and features the current complete Overwatch roster, a new generation of heroes, and new internationally-inclusive maps that widen the scope of the world.
“With Overwatch 2, we’re building the cooperative, narrative-driven game experience that players have been asking for since the original—and that we’ve wanted to make for a long time,” says J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re looking forward to telling the next chapter of this epic story in-game, and we’re excited to give players a whole-new kind of co-op experience built around progressing and customizing their favorite heroes—all while providing even more of everything they love about Overwatch today.”
In the sequel’s action-packed cooperative Story Missions, players can experience the advent of a new Overwatch as Winston, Tracer, and other members of the original Overwatch join forces with a new generation of heroes. Players can take an active role in the Overwatch saga as a new global crisis unfolds through a series of intense four-player missions.
The battle continues in Hero Missions, where the Overwatch team will be called upon to go beyond their limits as they deploy across the planet, defending cities against robot invasions, taking on elite Talon agents, and battling the villainous forces laying siege to the world. In this mode, players can level up their favourite heroes and earn powerful customization options that supercharge their abilities in co-op play.
To help realize these missions, the sequel also introduces significant engine upgrades that support larger maps for co-op (Player versus Everyone) play, as well as the wide variety of new enemies and factions that players will encounter on their missions.
Overwatch 2 also renews Blizzard’s commitment to continue supporting the existing Overwatch community. Current Overwatch players will battle side-by-side with Overwatch 2 players in PvP multiplayer. In addition, current Overwatch players will be able to play Overwatch 2 heroes and maps, ensuring the core PvP experience remains dynamic and vital for today’s community in the Overwatch 2 era.
More details on Blizzard’s plans, including some of the new heroes joining the fray, will be announced in the future as development continues.