Overwatch 2 leaker claims game may have 2021 beta & release date - Dexerto

Overwatch 2 leaker claims game may have 2021 beta & release date

Published: 31/Aug/2020 19:56

by Michael Gwilliam


Players thirsty for more news about Overwatch 2 may have to wait until early 2021 according to a leaker who has previously had accurate information about the long-awaited sequel.

Overwatch 2 was officially announced back at BlizzCon 2019, and fans got their first look at what it will contain.

Unlike the first game, the sequel will have an emphasis on PvE story missions to push the franchise’s lore forward. While OW had some story modes exclusive to the yearly Archives Event, the sequel will be a full campaign in addition to new multiplayer maps, modes, and more.

Since BlizzCon, the developers have gone dark with very little information about the sequel being spilled.

Soujorn slides into battle in Overwatch 2
Blizzard Entertainment
Fans are anxiously waiting for more Overwatch 2 news.

Some fans anticipated a trailer of sorts at this year’s Gamescom event, but were left disappointed, leading to established leaker Metro to comment on the lack of information.

“The next OW 2 content we will get to see is gonna be at Blizzcon 2021 which is confirmed as digital event early next year!” he wrote on Twitter in response to the fan backlash towards Gamescom.

BlizzCon 2020 was essentially canceled in the wake of the global health issue, but Blizzard did state that an online event would be happening in 2021. Additionally, Metro suggested that a beta or even full release would be coming shortly.

Dexerto reached out to Metro for further clarification. During a Twitch stream, he remarked that, “the next time we’re going to see footage and new stuff of Overwatch 2 is going to be at BlizzCon 2021.”

“I would imagine, and this is speculation from now on, that them showing the game again and them having planned last year… they planned to release the game this year,” he added, suggesting that the global health issue caused the game’s delay.

According to Metro, he believes that we’re “at least going to get a beta” at BlizzCon 2021. He went on to say he was “95%” sure at least a beta would be coming, if not a full release.

Metro gained notoriety back before BlizzCon 2019 when he leaked information about the sequel, even going so far as to say that a new hero wouldn’t be shown at the event.

Hopefully we won’t have much longer to wait until we can play the game for ourselves.


Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

Published: 24/Nov/2020 2:51 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 3:55

by Brad Norton


Mercy has a new path to safety on Numbani thanks to an extremely clever Overwatch trick that lets her glide away from intense teamfights.

If you’re ever stuck in a pickle as Mercy, you can always fall back on her Guardian Angel ability to get you out of trouble. Moving from one spot to another in the blink of an eye can easily keep you alive when things are looking grim.

Angelic Descent also comes in handy, enabling Mercy as one of the more mobile Supports in the game. Her kit might be limited in terms of offensive output. However, she can move through the air like no other hero. It turns out her movement abilities might even be more useful than you’d first think.

A genius new spot on the first point of Numbani can have you gliding to safety in no time at all. Here’s what you need to know so you can execute it for yourself.

Overwatch Numbani gameplay
Directly behind the Payload is where you want to line up for this unique trick.

If you’re positioned towards the back of the first capture point, you might be familiar with the often-deadly drop. It can be all too easy to get booped and fall to your death in this position. Whether it’s a Lucio flying overhead or a Wrecking Ball crashing into your team, you’ve likely experienced some pain in this location.

However, playing near this spot is worth the risk for this particular reward with Mercy. A simple tree beyond the railing is actually the perfect distance to jump right into. Once wedged between the branches, you can quickly walk forward and navigate up the front of the tree.

While you might think there’s nowhere to go from here, Mercy’s Angelic Descent completely changes the game. With a perfectly timed jump, you can slowly glide around the corner. This lets you rotate all the way behind the first point and land safely next to the street.

There’s a Mega health pack waiting for you upon landing as well. Just in case you get tagged up while making your escape.

First Point Escape Option |Numbani| For anyone who didn’t know you could do this as Mercy from Overwatch

It might not come in handy for every team fight, but if things are looking dire, it could be the perfect way to get out with your life.

Not feeding the enemy team is often just as important as building your own Ultimates. So keep this unique trick in mind the next time Numbani appears in rotation. It’s just another next-level tactic for Support mains to have at the ready.