Blizzard Officially Announces "Overwatch 2" At Long Last

Blizzard Officially Announces "Overwatch 2" At Long Last
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Blizzard officially announced Overwatch 2 during the opening keynote at BlizzCon 2019.

The official sequel to the popular team shooter is finally coming, and there's a lot to get excited about. Considering the original Overwatch debuted now three years ago, it's about time for something new to come down the pipeline.

Overwatch 2 looks to expand upon the current roster of things to do, with new heroes, game modes, maps, and more. It's safe to say this is the biggest update the shooter will have seen since it debuted.

There's a renewed focus on story mode throughout the game, as you'll get to spend time in non-PvE modes in favor of some PvP content. To that end, there will be new story levels as well as new "hero missions." In said missions, players can level up their favorite heroes and customize the abilities they use as well.

But don't worry. There's still plenty of PvP on offer for everyone who's interested in it. There's a new competitive mode called "Push" coming, new heroes to be added to the 31 already available, as well as a new visual style.

In short, there's a lot to get excited about when it comes to Overwatch 2. Unfortunately, like with most new game announcements, there's no date to look forward to. The best advice we have now? Wait for our hands-on with the demo at BlizzCon 2019 and make your decision whether you'll want to jump in right away from there.

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