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.
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.’
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it's expected that Blizzard will reveal Echo as Overwatch's 32nd hero, which was originally shown off at last year's BlizzCon
— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) October 27, 2019
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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