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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.

For all Overwatch and BlizzCon news, stick with Dexerto.

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New OWL season 4 start date may hint at Overwatch 2 release window

Published: 23/Nov/2020 20:48

by Michael Gwilliam

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In a new video, Overwatch League Vice President Jon Spector revealed that the fourth season of OWL will be beginning a bit later than normal, possibly hinting at a release of the game’s sequel.

Overwatch 2 was first announced at BlizzCon 2019 and since then fans have really been in the dark with the devs refusing to release any new information.

With the Overwatch League gearing up for its fourth season, fans have grown accustomed to seasons beginning in January or February, but that all changes going forward.

According to Jon Spector, the fourth season will be kicking off in the spring. While he chalked this up to the global health crisis, it’s also possible that Overwatch 2 could be influencing the decision a little bit as well.

Lucio in Overwatch 2
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Overwatch 2 will have a full campaign.

“Our 2021 season will start in the spring. That gives us a little more time to plan versus when we typically started in February,” he said. “It gives us and the teams a little bit more of an opportunity to deal with all the logistics and be ready to hit 2021 running when the season begins.”

With BlizzCon 2020 scrapped and moved to an online event in February, many fans believe that this will be where Blizzard shows off more from the long-awaited sequel including a release date.

Overwatch community figure Naeri tweeted, “The 2021 Overwatch League is officially set to be back in the spring. Therefore, it seems that you can check the exact release of Overwatch 2 on BlizzConline 2021.”

This isn’t the only evidence either. As Dexerto previously reported, streamer Metro, who leaked information about the sequel before it was made official claimed that the game will most likely be getting a beta if not a full release in 2021.

It would make sense that the league would want teams and players to be familiar with everything Overwatch 2 has to offer such as new heroes, maps and modes before the season begins.

Furthermore, there have been some rumors that season 4 will have a pre-season. This seems like another indicator that we’ll be looking at a completely new game.

Until then, we’ll have to keep our eyes open and see what the future holds once BlizzCon kicks off in February.