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Jeff Kaplan reveals details on length of Overwatch 2’s story

Published: 12/Nov/2019 23:12 Updated: 12/Nov/2019 23:16

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan has revealed new details regarding Overwatch 2’s PvE story campaign and how long it will be. 

Overwatch 2 was announced at BlizzCon 2019 where attendees were able to play a sneak peek at one of the game’s PvE missions taking place in Rio de Janeiro where heroes Tracer, Reinhardt, Mei, and Lucio fight against swarms of killer Omnic robots.

While the mission, visual upgrade, and new ‘Push’ game mode were well-received, many were unsure of the upcoming sequel was worthy of having the number ‘2’ in its title and viewed the game as more of an expansion.

Speaking with The Washington Post, Kaplan insisted that the upcoming game “isn’t just DLC or an expansion.”

BlizzardKaplan says Overwatch 2 is too big to be an expansion.

“I play a lot of games. I can’t think of a single DLC or expansion of this magnitude,” the Blizzard vice president added.

So how long will Overwatch 2 be? According to Jeff, fans will be getting their money’s worth as it will feature “a complete story experience like you would expect from any triple-A blockbuster game”

While the team is still working on the game, Kaplan provided no confirmation on the exact size but stated it would be “significant”.

Of course, there’s also the possibility that additional PvE content is released after the game’s launch.

As for why the team is so focused on the story side of things, Kaplan explained that because the Overwatch heroes are so dynamic, people who are not primarily PvP gamers have taken to the Blizzard shooter. This would be something for that player base to sink their teeth into.

“There are so many people who are deeply engaged with our characters because we’ve put these heroes at the forefront,” he stated. “They would love to engage with the characters in a way that is a little bit less high pressure to them. So we felt like, you know, if we could deliver one really massive feature to our fans, it would be to blow out the co-operative side of the game.”

While the team is hard at work on Overwatch 2 and not devoting as many resources to seasonal events, that doesn’t mean the original game won’t be receiving major updates.

Kaplan said his team had doubled in order to work on the sequel and there is “really cool content and plans” coming in 2020. “It’s a challenge, but it’s one that we’re excited to meet,” he said.

Unfortunately, there’s no release date for Overwatch 2 just yet, but hopefully, we can get some concrete news before BlizzCon 2020.

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Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.

 

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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.

 

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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.

 

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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.