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Mei’s interactions in Overwatch 2's story mode are absolutely adorable

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch 2 was officially announced at BlizzCon 2019 and fans got to take a look and the all-new PvE mode and how Overwatch's heroes play in it during the convention as well.

There was a ton of new and upcoming content announced for Overwatch at BlizzCon, including PvE Hero Missions and Story Missions.

There was a Story mode demo on the floor at BlizzCon and thanks to the magic of livestreaming, even fans who weren’t able to make it to the convention were able to at least watch the demo as streamers like xQc, Seagull and FRAN tried out the new mode.


What’s new with Mei in Overwatch 2?

Mei, along with every other Overwatch hero, has a new look and an upgradeable set of moves (in PvE) for Overwatch 2.

As Reddit user Holajz pointed out, Mei also looks adorable when you pick her for a story mission. All of the heroes have their own animations, but Mei just seems really excited to be included.

Mei when she gets picked in the new PVE from r/Overwatch

Jeff Kaplan told fans at BlizzCon 2019 that the Overwatch team was "ready to deliver" more story to the game.

"Every one of our story missions will get a cinematic intro and a cinematic outro," Kaplan revealed. "We're excited for the cinematic storytelling we get to do, you'll finally get to spend some time with these heroes."

Mei was featured in the "Zero Hour" cinematic and in the BlizzCon demo of Overwatch 2 - but there were also story missions teased for Torbjorn, Brigitte and finally Zenyatta, who has been very scarce in Overwatch lore so far.


When is Overwatch 2 coming out?

As far as a release date for Overwatch 2 goes, Kaplan seems to know as much as we do, saying he had "no idea" when it would be coming out.

“I have no idea. Like, just let us make it great," Kaplan told the audience at BlizzCon. "We don’t have a date in mind.”

Before the curtains were drawn, it was confirmed that the team behind Overwatch 2 would “go dark” after BlizzCon to work on the feedback gained from those that sampled the alpha at the convention.