Rumor: Overwatch 2 to graft PvE gameplay onto the original

Plus a new Push PvP mode

    
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Is Blizzard preparing to pivot to PvE in Overwatch? It looks like this will happen, at least in part, with Overwatch 2. Rumors are flying fast and furious about the successor to the team-based shooter, which may be a completely new title or a revamped version of the original.

ESPN’s Rod Breslau claims that it has procured a document ahead of this week’s BlizzCon about the big announcement: “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.”

BlizzCon attendees should be able to get their hands on the game this weekend. The report also said that Overwatch 2 is going to feature a brand-new mode called “Push” that will take place on a Toronto map.

Source: ESPN

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flamethekid .

when Paladins and overwatch released overwatch players flamed Paladins for copying it even though overwatch was inspired by Paladins predecessor game and flamed it for having similar gameplay and a few similar characters some of them were in paladins before overwatch too.

now whats gonna happen after overwatch 2 comes out is overwatch players coming in for a second round of flaming and saying paladins copied overwatch’s talents and item systems

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Purewitz

I think its going be a 2.0 and not a sequel, probably just a PVE story focused paid expansion.

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Random MMO fan

There is no need for this. They can keep showing lore through videos. What it really NEEDS is more gameplay modes for CASUAL players with LESS toxic gameplay. This means at least 16v16 mode or larger, with maps designed for that. I still remember spending hours in TF2 custom 32-player servers, where no one ever cared which class you chose and there were no silly ranks or seasons, everyone just played whomever they wanted and there were no curse words or racism/sexism in voice chat (at least on servers that I have played on).

I still can’t believe Blizzard did not add such mode (16v16 or larger teams) from very beginning, they would’ve made much more money from game sale and cosmetics and would’ve completely shut TF2 down.

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EmberStar

I would have been curious about a PVE, story based version of Overwatch at one point. The story presented in the cinematics seems interesting. And of the ones I’ve watched, D’va and Mei stand out as really well done short films. Too bad almost none of that apparently exists in the actual game.

I’m not sure I would have played it in any case – I loath Blizzard’s ongoing attempts to jam in “universal ID” systems. I quit when they first tried it with Real ID. Then they supposedly backed off, but now there’s BattleTags which seem to be nearly the same thing except your real name isn’t immediately visible? Don’t know, honestly don’t care. If I wanted a social networking account, I wouldn’t have blocked anything Facebook related by flagging it as “possible malware” in my defense software.

But with the recent behavior from Blizzard… nope. I wasn’t their customer before, and I probably never will be again now that they’ve dropped their drawers and shown the world what their real priorities are.

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Danny Smith

Hmm, remember the leak from like june that said it was basically left 4 dead? if its just that omnic event reskinned a few times i doubt its going to be another lockbox bonanza if it looks like a 60 dollar expansion that almost makes a feature complete shooter.

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Sorenthaz

It’s sounding more like it’s an expansion and the “2” is more like Fortnite’s “Chapter 2”?

Either way stuff like this is pretty much what’s needed to bring in more folks to Overwatch. It’s needed something bigger for awhile now.

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Matthäus Wey

Indeed. So far it doesn’t sound like a new game at all.

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Koshelkin

With all the lore they’ve been crafting on numerous occassions a PvE story mode is welcome and overdue(at least for me).

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Bruno Brito

No.

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Greaterdivinity

I want it but…not with Blizzard they way they are right now.

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Eboni

Are you guys covering Blizzcon this year? (Sorry, just asked on Twitter. I didn’t notice this blog post until after I posted.). $50 is a lot just for OW news – even though there’s some cool skins included.

Anyway, I’m down for a new game if I can get more lore and heroes. BUT, I hope they keep up with OW1 since that’s where all my skins are and I’m still having fun with that game.