Overwatch 2: Blizzard Talks Hero Missions and More

Overwatch 2: Blizzard Talks Hero Missions and More

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Behind the scenes, Blizzard continues to work on the hero shooter Overwatch 2. A video even showed new content.

Overwatch 2 brings many new features and changes

Blizzard presented two new locations, the cities of Rome and New York, with Rome also in the new push Mode of the shooter is allowed to play. In this two teams must try to gain control of a robot and then send it to the enemy base. This creates a constant fight for the tin comrade. Battles are generally being improved for Overwatch 2. Basically, from the animations to the sounds. The McCree, Pharah, Reaper and Widowmaker have also been revised, for example with new facial animations, in order to be able to better represent emotions during the story.

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The hero missions are particularly exciting. There are supposed to be hundreds of these in Overwatch 2. If you do this, you will improve your hero using a new talent system. This makes it possible to individualize your hero and adapt it to your play style. Since the hero missions are PvE content, the developers don't have to pay too much attention to balancing and just want to offer skills that are a lot of fun. The weather can even change during the jobs, there are also snow and sand storms and the time of day changes. You have to incorporate all of this into your strategies.

Blizzard said that Overwatch 2 will no longer be released in 2021. However, the team wants to talk more and more about the hero shooter in the future.

Source: WCCFTech

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Combat Changes

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New Enemy Types

This is one aspect of the presentation that I haven’t covered until now. The developers felt the public PVE demo they showed off at BlizzCon 2019 wasn’t quite engaging enough, so they went back to the drawing board and created more types of enemies for you to battle. Here’s a look at a few of them:

I’m definitely getting Lady Dmittrescu vibes from The Puller.

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