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Everything we know about Overwatch 2 story mode

Published: 17/Nov/2019 15:54 Updated: 21/Jul/2020 4:26

by Connor Bennett

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Blizzard have started dropping hints about Overwatch 2, with its highly-anticipated story mode. So, here’s everything we know so far. 

After weeks of leaks and speculation, Blizzard finally confirmed that Overwatch fans would be getting a follow-up to the popular multiplayer title at Blizzcon. 

Named, literally, Overwatch 2, the new game has already been shown off and some players, like Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel, have already had hands-on experience. 

The former Overwatch League professional even got to show off a brief snippet of the new story mode, which will add even greater lore to the game. Now, though, the developers have offered up some more hints about what players can expect from a proper story mode.

BlizzardOverwatch 2 was finally confirmed at Blizzcon 2019.

How long will the Overwatch 2 story be?

Speaking to the Washington Post, Blizzard’s Jeff Kaplan noted that the player vs environment [PVE] mode of Overwatch 2 isn’t going to be a throwaway add-on. Instead, it’s going to be what you would expect from similar titles.

Kaplan told the newspaper while it is still in development, the mode will be “complete story experience” like you would find in similar AAA titles. While he didn’t reveal the exact length to the Post, the Overwatch game director stated that it would be “significant.”

Despite Kaplan not revealing an exact length, it’s not hard to figure out what he might be getting at. Story modes in similar games like Call of Duty clock in with a base of roughly between 7-10 hours, but that can be extended if you manage to find yourself stuck on a level or struggling with a tougher difficulty setting. 

BlizzardThe Overwatch 2 story shown at Blizzcon focused on Lucio.

How many players in Overwatch 2 story?

The snippet of the PVE mode that fans have already seen was a four-player experience, in which each player using a different assigned hero for the mission.

Now, as of writing, it’s unknown if this is going to be set in stone or if players will be able to play by themselves or possibly join an online queue. Considering Overwatch is all about teamwork, though, you’ll probably need at least a partner to get into the action with. 

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Will there be DLC for Overwatch 2’s story mode?

With Blizzard releasing new heroes every so often for Overwatch, it would make sense that they’d have DLC available, at some point, for the game’s story mode. 

Now, if it proves to be a hit once it finally launches, Blizzard could easily drop story DLC for these newer heroes or they could even just re-tell different stories from the current crop of characters. 

Of course, we probably won’t get the answers to these questions until closer to the launch of Overwatch 2, with the release date still up in the air.

Until then, though, we’ll be sure to update this post with all the breaking news and rumors surrounding the game’s story mode.

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Overwatch player’s dad goes viral after recreating every hero emote

Published: 24/Nov/2020 22:50

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch player’s dad has gone viral for recreating emotes for all of the game’s original heroes and has given us inspiration for a fantastic Reinhardt skin idea all at the same time.

Over the years the emotes of Overwatch heroes have been recreated and memed countless times, but you don’t often see the kind of dedication required to attempt one from each hero in a single go.

But, that’s just what one YouTuber Nick Luciano and his dad did in a video using various household items that’s once again making the rounds on Reddit, and we have to say that Reinhardt impression is still one of the best we’ve ever seen.

Masterfully replacing the rocket hammer for an electric weed wacker, Luciano’s father knocks it out of the park with moves that could have been the motion capture for the character himself, before realizing his neighbor was watching and trying to laugh it off with a casual “hey Carl!”

To be fair the clip at the top of the game’s subreddit is more than three years old at this point, but pops has been hard at work recreating all kinds of emotes and poses from various titles on YouTube since, Overwatch included.

What you won’t see in the Reddit post are the additional emotes performed by Luciano’s dad, released a year later. Who knew that all it took was a back pillow to make a perfect D.Va costume in just a few seconds?

Obviously, he’s not a professional YouTuber, so there’s no real regular upload schedule or any kind of consistency, but for this kind of great content, that’s just fine. He probably has dad stuff to do as well, such as mowing the lawn, and organizing various shelves in the garage.

With Overwatch 2 right on the horizon, and hopefully a new game’s worth of emotes coming along with it, Luciano and his pops will hopefully find the time to record even more hilarious imitations in the backyard.