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Details on rumored “Overwatch 2″ revealed in new leaks

Published: 18/Oct/2019 23:11 Updated: 18/Oct/2019 23:45

by Bill Cooney

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We could have more information on what exactly is being revealed at BlizzCon in regards to “Overwatch 2″ after streamer Metro provided leaked information on the announcement they claim is legit.

Rumors about an Overwatch sequel or expansion started flying earlier this summer after a report of a Blizzard employee saying an upcoming StarCraft first person shooter had been axed so teams could work on Diablo 4 and the so-called Overwatch 2.

Now, Twitch streamer Metro has come out with new information about what could happen during the Overwatch announcement at BlizzCon on Friday, November 1.

What does Metro say about Overwatch 2?

Metro claims that Overwatch 2 will be announced after a short cinematic featuring Mei, Tracer, Winston, and Young Genji that will also reveal the game’s logo.

The streamer didn’t say whether or not there would be any gameplay revealed during BlizzCon, but did leak that Overwatch 2 would contain both PvE (player versus environment) and PvP (player versus player) elements.

Overwatch 2 will also feature a “leveling system” that will affect how you can play your hero of choice, according to Metro’s sources, but he didn’t get any more specific than that.

“The leveling system is gonna change certain abilities of the heroes in the game,” he explained on Twitter. “I do not know if this feature is PvE only or also PvP.”

As for whether or not Overwatch 2 would be a brand new game, or just some kind of expansion for the game we have now, Metro said he didn’t know how Blizzard would do it.

“If I were to guess, they will move everything in OW over,” Metro theorized. “They might treat OW 2 as addon but change the entire branding to OW 2 for everything we have (right now).”

Metro also claimed that a new hero would not be announced at BlizzCon this year – with the Overwatch team putting all their focus on getting the new game/expansion out as soon as possible.

Since it’s only leaks, this information isn’t able to be verified at the moment, but Metro did say that they got the information on Overwatch 2 from the same source who correctly told them about Ashe before she was released at BlizzCon 2018.

Only time will tell if Metro’s predictions turn out to be accurate and he was right about Ashe before, so it will be very interesting to see what happens at BlizzCon in November.

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New OWL season 4 start date may hint at Overwatch 2 release window

Published: 23/Nov/2020 20:48

by Michael Gwilliam

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In a new video, Overwatch League Vice President Jon Spector revealed that the fourth season of OWL will be beginning a bit later than normal, possibly hinting at a release of the game’s sequel.

Overwatch 2 was first announced at BlizzCon 2019 and since then fans have really been in the dark with the devs refusing to release any new information.

With the Overwatch League gearing up for its fourth season, fans have grown accustomed to seasons beginning in January or February, but that all changes going forward.

According to Jon Spector, the fourth season will be kicking off in the spring. While he chalked this up to the global health crisis, it’s also possible that Overwatch 2 could be influencing the decision a little bit as well.

Lucio in Overwatch 2
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Overwatch 2 will have a full campaign.

“Our 2021 season will start in the spring. That gives us a little more time to plan versus when we typically started in February,” he said. “It gives us and the teams a little bit more of an opportunity to deal with all the logistics and be ready to hit 2021 running when the season begins.”

With BlizzCon 2020 scrapped and moved to an online event in February, many fans believe that this will be where Blizzard shows off more from the long-awaited sequel including a release date.

Overwatch community figure Naeri tweeted, “The 2021 Overwatch League is officially set to be back in the spring. Therefore, it seems that you can check the exact release of Overwatch 2 on BlizzConline 2021.”

This isn’t the only evidence either. As Dexerto previously reported, streamer Metro, who leaked information about the sequel before it was made official claimed that the game will most likely be getting a beta if not a full release in 2021.

It would make sense that the league would want teams and players to be familiar with everything Overwatch 2 has to offer such as new heroes, maps and modes before the season begins.

Furthermore, there have been some rumors that season 4 will have a pre-season. This seems like another indicator that we’ll be looking at a completely new game.

Until then, we’ll have to keep our eyes open and see what the future holds once BlizzCon kicks off in February.