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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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Overwatch’s tank mains want nerfs as Echo & Zenyatta make ranked “hell”

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:44

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch tanks have been on the receiving end of some major nerfs lately with Sigma and Wrecking Ball on the chopping block, but now players are calling for changes to two heroes responsible for making ranked “hell” for them.

Tanks in Overwatch are critical pieces of any team composition and while they’ve seemed overpowered for quite some time, now, Echo and Zenyatta seem to be on the receiving end of fury from the playerbase.

Notably, Echo’s ability to delete targets with ease thanks to her ammo count and powerful Focusing Beam makes her a dangerous foe while Zenyatta’s Discord Orb shreds tanks.

When applied, Discord Orb causes an opponent to receive 30% extra damage. As such, large health pool tanks can be obliterated when focused down thanks to Zen’s utility.

Echo using Focusing Beam
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Echo has a lot of tools to be a pain for enemy teams.

Players on Reddit have been vocal in calling for changes. “Tanks f**king suck to play right now and the sigma nerfs just solidified that for me,” wrote user HaMx_Platypus.

“None of the tanks actually feel like tanks at all when you’re going up against 30% Discord,” they added.

Redditors chimed in with their own thoughts. “Completely agree, Discord should be taken back down to 25% at least,” one wrote.

Zenyatta attacks

“Echo’s issue is that her clip is too big,” another pointed out. “The Sticky [cool down] doesn’t matter, the issue is she can often use them again before having to reload.”

“It’s bonkers that she can combine all 3 abilities (right click, throw out a few left clicks and then immediately use beam) to stack the damage, as it will literally kill any hero in the game if you land the stickies,” a fan blasted.

Another took their criticism of Echo and Discord to another level. “Discord is simply too powerful. It’s literally like 6 Mercy boosts at a time and 90% of the time that’s going onto the main tank. Plus you add the spam damage that Zen does and it’s just unreal,” they slammed.

“Echo was poorly designed. I couldn’t tell upon release but it’s much clearer now. She just has too many tank-busting abilities and not enough punishability,” the user further remarked.

With so many players voicing their frustration, it may be a sign for Blizzard to consider some slight nerfs on the Experimental Mode in the coming weeks.