Overwatch 2 shares major PvE update and 2023 content roadmap
The Overwatch 2 devs surprised fans by unveiling a major roadmap for content on the way in 2023 and beyond, including an update on the PvE mode.
Overwatch 2 players have been waiting for Blizzard to finally update them on the plans for the game going forward and on May 16, during a Twitch stream, they finally got their wish.
During the shock broadcast, the Overwatch team presented a content roadmap filled with an assortment of surprises including a long-awaited launch of the PvE story campaign.
Season 5 will introduce a limited-time event Questwatch, a new Sojourn cinematic, and the return of Summer Games.
Following that, Season 6 will see a new support hero and the launch of the PvE story campaign portion of Overwatch 2 alongside a new progression system, firing range, and more.
Overwatch 2 PvE story missions launch in Season 6
During the live stream, the devs unveiled that the PvE story will finally kick off in Season 6 following years of hype since first being announced at BlizzCon 2019.
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However, Executive Producer Jared Neuss confirmed that ambitious parts of PvE promised will not be included at launch. Unfortunately, hero missions and talent trees won’t be released with PvE, marking a significant change in what Blizzard had first revealed.
Regardless, Season 6 will be the “biggest” in Overwatch history. The new story arc will begin with new missions and cinematics. There will also be a new section of King’s Row – something players may have actually found a way to access early.
Season 6 will also come with a new “core game mode” called Flashpoint featuring two new maps. This mode also supposedly includes the biggest maps ever created for OW2.
In Season 7 and beyond, Hero Mastery missions, a new tank hero, Sombra and Roadhog reworks, a new control map, and a lot more lore is in the works.
We’ll have to wait and see just how the PvE content plays out closer to its launch, but for now, Overwatch players have a lot to be on the lookout for in the months ahead.