Overwatch 2 Is Not A Sequel

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2016-05-24
Overwatch 2 Is Not A Sequel
Blizzard finally confirmed the existence of Overwatch 2 at this year's BlizzCon. Blizzard

Many fans and players believe that Overwatch 2 is simply a sequel to the original game. Actually, in a traditional sense, it is not – it is rather an expansion of the entire canon.

At BlizzCon 2019, Overwatch lead game writer Michael Chu said that Overwatch 2 is a game they have been “dying to make." He further added: "Other than the archives, all we've been able to do is give you a little glimpse. We were never able to give you that big chunk of really living in the Overwatch universe."

Basically, Chu is suggesting that Overwatch 2 is all about PvE hero and co-op story missions. These are all designed to give players a massive amount of world-building.

The story mode of Overwatch 2 is somewhat similar to Left for Dead 2. Both of these games feature four players on a team. What is more, heroes are on a first-come, first-serve basis. This pretty much is the same nature as Overwatch (particularly before the role lock). Interestingly, you do not have to worry about being familiar with a certain hero. That is because the story mode itself gives you the ability to practice a hero in a lower -pressure environment.

Moreover, based on the map that you will be playing on, the different hero choices will be changing. For instance, you may start with a lineup composed of Lucio, Mei, Reinhardt, and Tracer. However, as you progress with other maps, this lineup can change.

It is worth noting that all existing maps in the first game will be available in Overwatch 2. Apparently, though, it remains to be seen as to what heroes are going to available for what maps. Perhaps we can expect Blizzard to reveal this one sooner or later.

As for the story mode of Overwatch 2, it is somehow identical to the first title’s gameplay. The progression, however, is similar to how it works in Heroes of the Storm, although the characters obviously offer different abilities.

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