Blizzard has released more information about Overwatch 2, one of the salient features of which is that it will not use the loot box. In their place, there will be a Battle Pass and a new in-game store that is constantly updated.
A plan of content available after early access to the game was also shared. In addition, a little more was said about the new playable character, Queen Junker, and beta sign-ups are now available on the official website.
Overwatch 2 will be available for PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC (Battle.net) on October 4.
Check out the new details below:
A free online experience
Playing Overwatch 2 for free is a natural step for our game and for the players. Since its launch, Overwatch has always been a social sport, and our community has always had a great time together. The new model breaks down all barriers to entry, so anyone can go anywhere in the game, interact with friends or find people to play with. In addition to these changes, we will add shared progress, allowing all unlocked content to play, progress and access on all platforms.
There will be no loot boxes in Overwatch 2. Instead, we’ve updated the service to give players more freedom to create their own experience. Players will be able to purchase items they want through Battle Pass and constantly updated new in-game stores. Our team will create seasonal content every nine weeks to always bring amazing news for everyone.
Planning and seasoning
In the following plans, you can see our short-term plans for Seasons 1 and 2, as well as long-term goals for developing and developing the game in 2023 and beyond. With elements like new maps and game modes every two seasons players will have to face a new hero.
Season 1 will feature Sojorn, Queen Junker and an unknown support hero, as well as a new 5v5 PvP experience, improved heroes, new maps and modes, and more. We will also release an improved competitive experience so that players have more tools to improve their matches and give them a sense of progress in the competitive game. Going to 5v5 will have more impact on players in individual matches and we will also have more systems to help track their contribution in each match. We will bring you more details about your competitive fix soon!
Season 2 will feature a collection of new tank characters, maps and unique skins. We will continue the story in 2023 with the launch of the PvE experience, as well as more heroes, maps and game modes. We can’t wait to see more content near launch!
A live game in constant evolution
We’ve always believed that Overwatch, at its root, should be a living game. Overwatch was built with inclusiveness, acceptance and community in mind. These columns have guided us to change our strategy of offering new heroes, maps and modes frequently, as we believe this is in the best interest of the player and the game.
Let’s bring the game to more people and expand the world of Overwatch in more amazing ways than ever before!