Blizzard has revealed that Overwatch 2 is indeed on its way and it will be released on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch sometime in the future but those who don’t want to move onto the “expansion/sequel” won’t have to worry as players with the original game will be able to play with those who upgrade to Overwatch 2 as the primary focus for this appears to simply be adding PVE modes.
In Overwatch 2 will experience the advent of a new Overwatch as Winston, Tracer, and other members of the original Overwatch join forces with a new generation of heroes. Players will take an active role in the Overwatch saga as a new global crisis unfolds through a series of intense, high-stakes four-player missions. As the story progresses, players will team up as different sets of heroes and fight to defend the world from the omnic forces of Null Sector, uncover the motives behind the robotic armies’ attacks, and come face-to-face with rising new threats around the globe.
The battle continues in Hero Missions, where the Overwatch team will be called upon to go beyond their limits as they deploy across the planet, defending cities against robot invasions, taking on elite Talon agents, and battling the villainous forces laying siege to the world. In this highly replayable mode, players can level up their favorite heroes and earn powerful customization options that supercharge their abilities in co-op play—such as altering Reinhardt’s Fire Strike to ignite nearby enemies or modifying Tracer’s Pulse Bomb.
Overwatch 2 also represents the beginning of a new era for the series’ world-renowned competitive six-versus-six play. In addition to carrying forward all of the original game’s heroes, maps, and modes, as well as existing Overwatch players’ accomplishments and loot collections, the sequel adds multiple new playable heroes to the ever-growing roster; widens the scope of the world with even more maps and locations; and adds a new Push map type, in which two teams compete to make a robot push the map’s objective to their opponent’s side.