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

Published: 4/Nov/2019 23:59 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 0:29

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. 

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New OWL season 4 start date may hint at Overwatch 2 release window

Published: 23/Nov/2020 20:48

by Michael Gwilliam

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In a new video, Overwatch League Vice President Jon Spector revealed that the fourth season of OWL will be beginning a bit later than normal, possibly hinting at a release of the game’s sequel.

Overwatch 2 was first announced at BlizzCon 2019 and since then fans have really been in the dark with the devs refusing to release any new information.

With the Overwatch League gearing up for its fourth season, fans have grown accustomed to seasons beginning in January or February, but that all changes going forward.

According to Jon Spector, the fourth season will be kicking off in the spring. While he chalked this up to the global health crisis, it’s also possible that Overwatch 2 could be influencing the decision a little bit as well.

Lucio in Overwatch 2
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Overwatch 2 will have a full campaign.

“Our 2021 season will start in the spring. That gives us a little more time to plan versus when we typically started in February,” he said. “It gives us and the teams a little bit more of an opportunity to deal with all the logistics and be ready to hit 2021 running when the season begins.”

With BlizzCon 2020 scrapped and moved to an online event in February, many fans believe that this will be where Blizzard shows off more from the long-awaited sequel including a release date.

Overwatch community figure Naeri tweeted, “The 2021 Overwatch League is officially set to be back in the spring. Therefore, it seems that you can check the exact release of Overwatch 2 on BlizzConline 2021.”

This isn’t the only evidence either. As Dexerto previously reported, streamer Metro, who leaked information about the sequel before it was made official claimed that the game will most likely be getting a beta if not a full release in 2021.

It would make sense that the league would want teams and players to be familiar with everything Overwatch 2 has to offer such as new heroes, maps and modes before the season begins.

Furthermore, there have been some rumors that season 4 will have a pre-season. This seems like another indicator that we’ll be looking at a completely new game.

Until then, we’ll have to keep our eyes open and see what the future holds once BlizzCon kicks off in February.