Overwatch 2 Announcement at BlizzCon?

A report on ESPN purports details on Overwatch 2, saying a sequel to Blizzard's competitive first-person shooter will be unveiled at BlizzCon 2019, the game convention which gets underway on Friday. This jibes with a report on Kotaku from last spring saying a new Overwatch game would add PvE elements to the multiplayer mix. Drawn from "a BlizzCon source" and a training document, the story, which is not confirmed by Blizzard, includes an Overwatch 2 logo which unsurprisingly, is basically an Overwatch logo with the addition of the numeral 2. Other unconfirmed details include a new hero and a new map:
Hero talents and in-game items are coming to Overwatch 2 PvE, and one of the missions will be a four-player story experience set in Rio de Janeiro, as opposed to the 6v6 gameplay in the original Overwatch, according to the document. Blizzard did not respond to a request for comment.

While much of the focus will be on story and narrative elements, Overwatch will see its first new mode since the game was released in beta in 2015, with "Push" set to be unveiled alongside Assault, Control, Escort, Hybrid. Push will be set on a new map based in "Toronto," according to the document.
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Overwatch 2: The Search for More Monetization
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Maybe it's not Overwatch 2 but a battle arena mode with Overwatch characters?

Also, I'm curious to see how they address the Hong Kong dumpster fire.
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Steele Johnson wrote on Oct 28, 2019, 12:03:
chickenboo wrote on Oct 28, 2019, 11:27:
Seems kind of early, Overwatch came out in 2016, didn't it? I wonder if Acti-Blizz is forcing Blizzard's hand. Gotta keep those shareholders happy.

That's a good point. Blizzard is known for working on projects for several years before they're announced, which means they had to have been working on Overwatch 2 before Overwatch came out.

I'd be really surprised if they announce anything remotely interesting to pc gamers. But I've been surprised in the past, so can't rule it out.
Oh but that's the old Blizzard, the one where common sense prevailed. That team that released only good quality games. Not the one who has been releasing shitty games and would be willing to strangle Winnie the Pooh to do business in China.
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MattyC wrote on Oct 29, 2019, 00:14:
I could be ever so wrong here, but I feel like announcing an Overwatch 2 here (if that is what they are doing) would be a big mistake.

If they aren't going to try to compete with Fortnight etc in the always adding junk field I think they need to rest on their laurels a bit longer and dangle some more cosmetics. Launching into a totally new title without market dominance might very well drive players away.

That or they could not be doing anything with an Ow2 and this could just be rumors...

There was a time blizzy didn't have to compete ....
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The real news from Activision con this Friday will be what is not announced imo. And that will probably be Diablo 4 and anything relating to Hong Kong
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I could be ever so wrong here, but I feel like announcing an Overwatch 2 here (if that is what they are doing) would be a big mistake.

If they aren't going to try to compete with Fortnight etc in the always adding junk field I think they need to rest on their laurels a bit longer and dangle some more cosmetics. Launching into a totally new title without market dominance might very well drive players away.

That or they could not be doing anything with an Ow2 and this could just be rumors...
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"We're happy to announce Overwatch 2! Join the Overwatch heroes as they journey to Hong Kong to teach those filthy bastards there to obey their Chinese overlords, like we do!"
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Do you guys not have phones?
Oct 28, 2019, 21:15
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Is that Overwatch 2 for mobile?
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Overwatch 2: Free Washington
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Overwatch 2: Hong Kong Fooey
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Hhhmmm? .Sounds familiar... Destiny 2, Division 2 etc...

All arrived with not much different from the first to really warrant a sequel. Should just be an add-on pack, or something.
I just don't really see a need for a new Overwatch already...

Of course, it's not really my type of game ...just like fortnite and the like.


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Steele Johnson wrote on Oct 28, 2019, 12:03:
I'd be really surprised if they announce anything remotely interesting to pc gamers. But I've been surprised in the past, so can't rule it out.

OW2 isn't interesting to PC gamers?! I'm amazed OW is so popular on consoles, I could never figure out FPS thumb-aiming.

chickenboo wrote on Oct 28, 2019, 11:27:
I played about 3-4 hours of Overwatch and came away not really impressed. I did like healing, but shooting was weird because every weapon has small clip sizes so you're reloading what feels like every 4 seconds or less.

Yes, but there's infinite ammo available, so the ONLY downtime for outputting damage is the reload action, or if you're shooting is disrupted by the actions of the opponent.

I'm also surprised to hear of OW2, and these rumors suggest that existing maps will be remodeled within the new game. The content they are alluding to could easily be added into the existing game. So I agree, this is just a cash grab to get millions to buy a full-priced game again, and go through the same loot box grind (or shortcut with microstransactions)
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Overwatch 2 is coming to a phone near you, what you all don't have phones now?
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chickenboo wrote on Oct 28, 2019, 11:27:
Seems kind of early, Overwatch came out in 2016, didn't it? I wonder if Acti-Blizz is forcing Blizzard's hand. Gotta keep those shareholders happy.

That's a good point. Blizzard is known for working on projects for several years before they're announced, which means they had to have been working on Overwatch 2 before Overwatch came out.

I'd be really surprised if they announce anything remotely interesting to pc gamers. But I've been surprised in the past, so can't rule it out.
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Seems kind of early, Overwatch came out in 2016, didn't it? I wonder if Acti-Blizz is forcing Blizzard's hand. Gotta keep those shareholders happy.

I played about 3-4 hours of Overwatch and came away not really impressed. I did like healing, but shooting was weird because every weapon has small clip sizes so you're reloading what feels like every 4 seconds or less.
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More manga shet for the masses
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After their China shit their only chance is to announce Diablo 4, Overwatch 2, WoW 2 and StarCraft 3 at the same time...
I have given up on waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
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