Overwatch 1 And 2 To Merge In Near Future

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In the near future, fans and players alike can expect the two games to merge.
In the near future, fans and players alike can expect the two games to merge. Blizzard

Game director Jeff Kaplan has recently confirmed that Blizzard plans to merge Overwatch 1 and 2 at some unspecified point in the late future.

In an interview, Kaplan discussed Overwatch’s current state of affairs and the studio’s plans of merging the original with the second game. He also clarified that the original title, contrary to popular belief, is not undergoing “a slow death, but a temporary stasis.”

Kaplan further revealed that the two titles will give players a synonymous experience. He was quoted saying:

“There will be a point where the clients merge. We think this is important, especially as a competitive experience. The whole idea is to avoid fragmenting the player base and giving anybody a competitive advantage. If we’re playing in the same competitive pool, you’d better not have a better framerate just because you’re on a different version of the engine.”

After announcing Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard did confirm that all of the upcoming title’s new PvP content will be made available in the original title. In other words, the four new maps – namely, Gothenburg, Monte Carlo, Rio de Janeiro, and Toronto – and the brand new game mode called Push will be available to play in the first game.

Overwatch 1 players, in particular, are expected to be privy when it comes to the new and upgraded look of the second title. As a matter of fact, if you have been playing the first title for a while now, there are lots of reasons to invest in the new game. There is the idea of experiencing PvE missions and exploring the entire game’s lore, not to mention trying out new hero talents.

Interestingly, Kaplan is confident that Overwatch 1 “isn’t going anywhere” and will even receive “some meaningful” updates, although he did not specify the dates. Nonetheless, he assured fans that these updates should be able to comfort any fears of players who are concerned about the title being left in the dust.

As of this writing, Blizzard has yet to announce an official release date for Overwatch 2. There is a possibility that the studio will release it in 2020. Also, there is a huge chance that PC players will get to play the game earlier.

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