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Overwatch 2 reportedly to be revealed at BlizzCon: New Hero and PvE mode

Published: 27/Oct/2019 15:41 Updated: 27/Oct/2019 19:21

by Scott Robertson

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Blizzard will reveal the sequel to their popular title Overwatch, Overwatch 2, at their upcoming BlizzCon event at the beginning of November, according to a report submitted to ESPN from Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau.

According to Slasher’s sources, the next chapter of Blizzard’s Overwatch project will be written at BlizzCon, when Blizzard will reveal Overwatch 2.

Slasher cites a BlizzCon employee and a BlizzCon training document in his report to ESPN.

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The report confirms the Overwatch 2 logo previously leaked online, and also confirms a PvE mode with talents and in-game items, more story and narrative-driven content, new modes, new heroes, and new maps.

The Overwatch 2 rumor is just one of the many related to BlizzCon. A new World of Warcraft expansion and a fourth installment of Diablo have also been rumored.

New Overwatch 2 hero: Echo?

Slasher initially reported on his Twitter account that the new character will be named “Echo.’

Echo first made her appearance at last year’s BlizzCon, appearing in an animated short titled “Reunion” that starred McCree and new hero Ashe. Echo is a robot with holographically projected face. 

However, Slasher has deleted his tweet and followed up saying that Echo will likely not be debuting at BlizzCon. New leaks have suggested that Sojourn might debut as a new hero instead.

New PvE mission: four player co-op mission set in Rio

The report also confirms new co-op missions in Overwatch 2. One of the missions is revealed to be a four-player co-op story mission set in Rio de Janeiro, home of hero Lucio. At this point it remains unclear whether the sequel will focus on more story and co-op experiences, or the traditional PvP modes.

PvP will get a new game mode titled “Push”, according to the report, and will be set on a new map based in Toronto, Canada.

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Overwatch’s tank mains want nerfs as Echo & Zenyatta make ranked “hell”

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:44

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch tanks have been on the receiving end of some major nerfs lately with Sigma and Wrecking Ball on the chopping block, but now players are calling for changes to two heroes responsible for making ranked “hell” for them.

Tanks in Overwatch are critical pieces of any team composition and while they’ve seemed overpowered for quite some time, now, Echo and Zenyatta seem to be on the receiving end of fury from the playerbase.

Notably, Echo’s ability to delete targets with ease thanks to her ammo count and powerful Focusing Beam makes her a dangerous foe while Zenyatta’s Discord Orb shreds tanks.

When applied, Discord Orb causes an opponent to receive 30% extra damage. As such, large health pool tanks can be obliterated when focused down thanks to Zen’s utility.

Echo using Focusing Beam
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Echo has a lot of tools to be a pain for enemy teams.

Players on Reddit have been vocal in calling for changes. “Tanks f**king suck to play right now and the sigma nerfs just solidified that for me,” wrote user HaMx_Platypus.

“None of the tanks actually feel like tanks at all when you’re going up against 30% Discord,” they added.

Redditors chimed in with their own thoughts. “Completely agree, Discord should be taken back down to 25% at least,” one wrote.

Zenyatta attacks

“Echo’s issue is that her clip is too big,” another pointed out. “The Sticky [cool down] doesn’t matter, the issue is she can often use them again before having to reload.”

“It’s bonkers that she can combine all 3 abilities (right click, throw out a few left clicks and then immediately use beam) to stack the damage, as it will literally kill any hero in the game if you land the stickies,” a fan blasted.

Another took their criticism of Echo and Discord to another level. “Discord is simply too powerful. It’s literally like 6 Mercy boosts at a time and 90% of the time that’s going onto the main tank. Plus you add the spam damage that Zen does and it’s just unreal,” they slammed.

“Echo was poorly designed. I couldn’t tell upon release but it’s much clearer now. She just has too many tank-busting abilities and not enough punishability,” the user further remarked.

With so many players voicing their frustration, it may be a sign for Blizzard to consider some slight nerfs on the Experimental Mode in the coming weeks.