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Overwatch 2 leak reveals first look at new potential Hero and Talents

Published: 27/Oct/2019 18:26 Updated: 27/Oct/2019 19:23

by Scott Robertson

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With various reports confirming the existence of an Overwatch sequel, numerous “leaks” have appeared potentially revealing talents to alter abilities, and an additional new hero.

At the moment it certainly appears like the rumors of Overwatch will getting a sequel could be true, and Overwatch 2 will reportedly be debuted at the upcoming BlizzCon event at the beginning of November.

Following the ESPN report from Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau, numerous leaks have surfaced regarding new alleged features of the upcoming sequels, including screengrabs of the new reported talent system and a potential new hero.

Cloud 9 and London Spitfire streamer Stylosa revealed alleged screengrabs from the unreleased Overwatch sequel, showcasing a potential talent selection screen for the hero Tracer, and an up close look at a potential new hero in Sojourn.

Sojourn has been in development for years, and has appeared throughout Overwatch several times, including the Storm Rising event, and the animated short “Recall”.

If she is indeed appearing at BlizzCon, she will be allegedly debuting instead of the initially reported Echo, who appeared in the Overwatch animated short “Reunion” at last year’s BlizzCon.

The screengrab shows a talent selection screen for Tracer, with a choice of two talents at three different level milestones. 

The first level gives her either an auto-reload or a damage boost to Recall. The second level grants damage to Blink or grants Pulse Bomb secondary explosions. The third level adds a pull and snare to Recall or reduced cooldowns for getting kills.

The third screenshot from the first set of Stylosa leaks shows a collection of heroes grouped together with Sojourn among them. 

On Sojourn’s left shoulder, there appears to be a red maple leaf, a symbol of Canada. Slasher reported on Twitter that a new map based in Toronto is in the works, so this could be a thematic skin or an indicator of Sojourn’s origin.

The leaks referenced here are just rumored, as nothing has been confirmed. As with all leaks, the notion of fake screengrabs is a possibility. But Sojourn has been reported to be in the works for a while, and other reports and rumors have indicated the inclusion of talents as well.

Regardless, all the answers to questions about the Overwatch sequel will hopefully be answered at BlizzCon.

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D.Va’s Heroes of the Storm abilities would fit right into Overwatch 2

Published: 22/Nov/2020 2:45

by Andrew Amos

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All the hype in the Overwatch community right now is looking towards the game’s sequel, Overwatch 2. Blizzard can look internally for some inspiration if they haven’t locked everything in though, because D.Va’s Heroes of the Storm abilities would fit right in.

Overwatch 2 is set to reinvigorate the popular FPS title. Not only is it bringing a complete overhaul of the PvP system with a new game mode and maps, but a campaign is on the cards with both single-player and co-op.

You’d expect that Blizzard has locked everything in by now, given it’s been in the public conscience for over 12 months. However, that hasn’t stopped fans from putting in their own concepts.

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Baby D.Va isn’t that strong in Overwatch, but these ability concepts would help her out.

Animator ‘Jupit’ has been bringing some alternative Overwatch abilities to life for quite some time. From giving Widowmaker a kick at the end of her grapple, to allowing Sigma to lift objects strewn across the map, their concepts are the creative inspiration players want in Overwatch 2.

Jupit’s taken on their biggest task yet with D.Va though. Currently, the Korean MEKA pilot is relatively helpless while out of her machine. It doesn’t have to be that way though, and you don’t have to look far as to why.

Baby D.Va in Heroes of the Storm has access to a few other abilities, including a Torpedo Dash, a Concussive Pulse knock-back, and the aptly-named Big Shot.

Jupit managed to animate those onto D.Va’s current model in Overwatch, and they look right in place for Overwatch 2. With the new talent system being implemented, characters are going to have access to powered-up abilities.

These are just the boosts Baby D.Va needs to take on hordes of enemies. If she gets knocked out of her MEKA, she can still hold her own if she has access to her kit like this, at least until another MEKA arrives.

It’s likely Blizzard has already finalized their plans for D.Va’s talents in Overwatch 2. Honestly though, these D.Va changes would be a blessing for all players, and could make the off-tank just that little bit stronger.