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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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 fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam

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The Overwatch community is rallying behind a 26-year-old player who passed away earlier in October after defending a woman from a man who allegedly broke into her home with a knife.

Tiago de Souza, who reportedly played thousands of hours and mained Hanzo, Pharah, Sigma, McCree and Doomfist, reportedly gave his life to save a friend and her daughters.

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According to Brazilian media, Tiago was at the woman’s house when her ex-partner broke in with a knife in-hand, trying to attack her.

Investigators say the suspect beat the woman with punches. When Tiago tried to interfere, he was allegedly stabbed and died on the spot.

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Overwatch player Tiago
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Tiago died protecting a woman.

The suspect later went to the police station in Prudentópolis on his own accord and was detained.

A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”

“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.

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Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.

“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”

So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.

Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.

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Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.

Blizzard does have a decent track record of honoring its players. Notably, Blizzard immortalized the streamer Reckful by adding a Rogue Trainer NPC with his gamer tag in World of Warcraft.

Hopefully, Blizzard can continue this trend an honor the Brazilian player.

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