Overwatch 2 job listings hint at all-new game modes in development - Dexerto
Overwatch

Overwatch 2 job listings hint at all-new game modes in development

Published: 7/Jan/2020 19:16

by Michael Gwilliam

Share


Production on Overwatch 2 is well underway, and with it, a lot of new jobs have opened as Blizzard develops the sequel to its hero shooter. Some of the postings even hint at what we can expect to see when the new game launches.

There are a total of four noteworthy positions that have been listed, with descriptions that hint towards new heroes, maps and modes.

Firstly, the “Game Designer” listing states that as part of the role’s responsibilities, the individual will “work with team leadership to design and implement new game modes and other game systems.”

Blizzard EntertainmentWill Overwatch 2 have even more modes besides Push?

Basically, according to this job description, Overwatch 2 could be looking at adding more new modes than just ‘Push,’ which was revealed at BlizzCon.

As we previously reported back in January, in an interview with Kotaku, Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan claimed the team was “always working on new modes” – however, they very rarely would be balanced, and as such, don’t make it to the live game.

Now, it would seem like Blizzard is really trying to make new modes a success and breathe more life into the title.

Blizzard EntertainmentConcept art for a Monte Carlo map.

Additionally, the “Game Producer, World & Maps” listing states the individual will “drive development process for competitive multiplayer maps & game modes,” further suggesting that more new maps and modes are underway.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that Overwatch 2 will definitively have multiple new game modes, but they would certainly be a welcome addition to the franchise.

On the hero front, two job listings suggest that multiple new characters are in development. Jeff Kaplan had stated that Overwatch 2 will launch with multiple new heroes, albeit less than the amount introduced when the original title was released.

Blizzard EntertainmentOverwatch heroes are getting new looks for the sequel.

According to the “Concept Artist” listing, the employee will “develop character concepts and skins including character sheets, movement studies and detailed breakouts for equipment and weapons.”

Blizzard is also looking for a “Senior Outsource Supervisor” who specializes in characters. Part of this job would be developing character models and implementing assets into the game engine.

It will be interesting to see what else Blizzard has in the works for Overwatch 2, and to witness exactly how the company will evolve the game going forward.

Cosplay

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

Share


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.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Hendo (@hendoart)

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.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Hendo (@hendoart)

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.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Hendo (@hendoart)

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.