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Blizzard Announces Upcoming “Legendary Edition” for Overwatch

Published: 15/May/2018 13:50 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 17:50

by Joe O'Brien

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Blizzard has announced an upcoming “Legendary” edition of Overwatch.

The Legendary Edition will be released on May 22nd, the same date as the Anniversary in-game event begins. It will only be available digitally, and no price has yet been announced.

The Legendary Edition will come with fifteen skins, which have also not yet been revealed, although they will include “sets of Legendary, Epic, and Origin skins”.

The new edition comes at a perfect time for new players considering picking up the game. The Anniversary event it coincides with will not only offer new content, but also bring back old Brawl modes and make past event-specific cosmetics available once again.

Given that much of that content is only available once per year, the chance to experience all of it at once and catch up on anything that you missed is a rare one. The Anniversary event will run between May 22nd and June 11th.

A free-to-play weekend for PC, Xbox One and PS4 is also scheduled for May 25th-28th, which will give new players the opportunity to try out the full game, except for Competitive play, before taking the plunge. Any game progress made during the free weekend will carry over if the game is purchased, including all cosmetics unlocked.

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Seagull explains why Overwatch 2 will focus on PvE campaign over PvP

Published: 25/Oct/2020 22:59

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer and former Overwatch League pro Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned delved into why he believes the sequel’s campaign will be getting more attention from the developers than the multiplayer PvP.

While Overwatch 2 was announced at BlizzCon 2019 to much fanfare, a lot is unknown about the sequel. What we do know, however, is that the game will feature a campaign mode that should push the story forward drastically.

Additionally, there will be at least one new PvP mode in the form of ‘Push,’ new maps, and several new heroes added to the roster.

According to Seagull, while the competitive multiplayer component is in a good spot, Blizzard’s devs are probably pivoting the franchise.

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Overwatch 2 will have new heroes.

As Larned explained, they’re doing this to “better appeal to all the casual players who love the Overwatch universe, but stopped playing because they don’t want to play PvP.”

“How many people do you know who see Overwatch cinematics and say ‘that looks so f**king cool’ and then they log in, but they don’t want to play a hardcore sweaty PvP game?” he further noted.

He continued to compare the casual player base to fans of World of Warcraft and Destiny, where there is a heavy focus on PvE content, and how Overwatch 2 will appeal to them.

“And then you have a dev team who is all former MMO developers who worked on f**king Titan for like a billion years before that game got canceled,” he added. “Of course they’re probably going to make the coolest f**king PvE game. It’s like the best sequence of events.”

“They have an audience that really loves the universe…of course they’re going to go down that line,” Seagull claimed. “That seems pretty straightforward to me.”

With BlizzCon 2020 moved to February, it’s looking like we’re going to learn a lot more about the game and how it will appeal to both casual and ladder players in 2021.

But, if you’re anything like Seagull, you can’t wait to see how the team handles the long-awaited, highly anticipated sequel.