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The Battle Continues

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As many of you know, Overwatch 2’s long awaited release date is finally here! This is something Overwatch fans have been anticipating since pre-COVID. Personally, I had my doubts that this day would ever come, but it finally has!

 

On May 24, 2016 the game Overwatch was released and quickly grew to become a very successful division. Like all divisions it has had its ups and downs, but through it all it has remained strong. One thing the developers originally did often was release new maps and characters. I think this helped the game retain a “fresh” feeling even though the game had been out for quite a while. Overwatch hasn’t see a new map for one of the main game modes since May 7, 2019 and that was Havana. The last new hero that was seen was Echo who made her debut on April 14, 2020. With the lack of new content and age of the game Overwatch has lost the interest of some, but now that Overwatch 2 is here there are mixed feelings about it.

 

Overwatch 2 has some differences from the previous title. One of the most notable differences would be instead of it being a 6v6 game, it is now 5v5. This change causes teams to only have one tank, which some people are happy with while others are not so sure. Personally, I enjoy being able to have a main tank and off tank, so I am on the fence with this change. 

 

In addition to the loss of a teammate, there will be more game modes. The first mode to be released is “Push” where teams have to gain control of a robot and then “push” it towards the enemy’s base on a symmetrical map. In 2023, Blizzard is anticipating the release of the PvE game mode. Personally, I have always enjoyed PvE in games, so I am excited for this to be an option for Overwatch!

 

Similar to the first title, there will be additional map releases and heroes throughout the year. The game will start with three new heroes: Sojourn (DPS), Junker Queen (Tank), and Kiriko (Support). Overwatch 2 will also start with eight maps: New York City, Toronto, Rome, Rio de Janeiro, Gothenberg, Monte Carlo, India, and Portugal, Esperança. I am very excited to see these new heroes and maps! It has been a long time since we have had new content, so I'm hoping they have been worth the wait!

 

I am excited to see how things go with Overwatch 2 and give it a chance (especially since it is free)! What are you guys looking forward with the new title?





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