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xQc gives his first impressions of Overwatch 2 from BlizzCon

Published: 2/Nov/2019 19:06 Updated: 2/Nov/2019 19:19

by Bill Cooney

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Twitch streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel was one of the first people who got to try out everything new coming to Overwatch at BlizzCon 2019 including PvE content and the new game mode.

xQc came to BlizzCon 2019 along with Team Canada for the World Cup but took time out of his busy schedule to play the new Overwatch content on stream with chat.

Overwatch 2 was the biggest news of BlizzCon 2019 for a lot of fans and Felix was one of the first people who got to try out some of the new content.

What did Felix think of Overwatch 2?

xQc played the demo with fellow streamers Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned, Francine ‘FRAN’ Vo, and Tom ‘Stylosa’ Stewart – and of course, he started out on tank as Reinhardt.

The stream team made their way through the PvE demo pretty easily, at first at least, and the new take on Overwatch seemed to win xQc over.

The Canadian also got the chance to try out Overwatch’s new ‘Push’ game mode along with the new Toronto map it takes place on.

“This looks pretty sharp actually,” xQc said while his team began their push. “So he (the pushing robot) stops entirely when it’s being contested.”

‘Push’ is described on the official Overwatch site as: “A new, symmetrical map type that will launch with Overwatch 2, teams battle to take control of a robot that begins in a central location, then push it toward the enemy base. Either team may take control of the robot at any time. The team that pushes the robot furthest onto the enemy side wins the game.”

What else did we learn about Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon?

xQc’s Team Canada may not have gotten the result they wanted in this year’s Overwatch World Cup, going 0-4, fans did get a good look at what’s coming to the game.

The PvE Hero and Story missions give Overwatch’s heroes their own talent trees, but this feature won’t be available in PvP.

The first ‘Push” mode map Toronto was also debuted at BlizzCon 2019 and seemed to be a hit among Canadian fans, xQc included. 

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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.