It's Raining Overwatch 2 Leaks

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We've been expecting Overwatch 2 to make an appearance at Blizzcon for a while, and less than a week out a new report and a string of screenshots have fleshed out details on what to expect.

The report from Rod Breslau at ESPN corroborates our previous reporting that Overwatch 2 would have a PvE element, as well as a new game mode called "Push" for regular multiplayer.

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The information was supposedly part of a training document circulating around for Blizzcon, which added that the Overwatch sequel will show off a new hero, and a four-player PvE experience. Regular Overwatch matches are teams of six a piece, but the game's co-op offerings, like the currently active Junkenstein's Revenge, only feature four players.

Other images of the game are starting to leak as well, including what might be a shot of the game's new logo and a promotional tie-in with Coca-Cola, one of the Overwatch League sponsors:

An image is also flying around the Overwatch sub-reddit featuring what appears to be talents for Tracer. These would be only applicable for the game's PvE mode, and one of the talents is similar to an earlier leak that suggested Tracer's pulse bomb would explode on multiple enemies instead of just a single target.

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It's been five years since Overwatch was announced at Blizzcon, with the game having three playable maps on the show floor. It would take another 18 months before the game was publicly launched in May 2016, although with an increased development team the turnaround time may be quicker for any sequel.

Blizzcon officially kicks off later this weekend. I'll be there on the show floor this year reporting live, so if Overwatch 2 is playable somewhere, I'll let you know exactly what it's like.


Comments

    Imagine buying Overwatch for Switch two weeks ago and then this happens.
    Some twitter said it first but it's worth repeating.

    But will it have paid loot boxes? A sequel would be a good opportunity to drop the real money gambling mechanics, but I wonder if Blizzard is too hooked on the income stream?

    As neutral as I am towards Blizzard for this entire Hong Kong thing... this reeks of "LOOK AT THIS PEOPLE! LEEEAKKKSS" to try and distract from the bad PR they're having this last few weeks.

    They should just own up to the China thing and be like "Yeah of course we banned them to try and save face in China... We are a company and we like to make money". People would still be raging, but at least they would've saved some face.

      Yeah its very obvious its intentional.

      We have never seen this many leaks all come out at once like this. WoW has had leaks, Diablo has leaks and Overwatch has them as well.

      This is way too many at the same time to be random chance.

    I would probably give Overwatch a try if there was a decent PVE section.

      There is, it's once a year for about 3 weeks.. /s

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