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Blizzard Entertainment confirmed rumors of an Overwatch sequel at BlizzCon 2019 and previewed the game and its features in a new trailer yesterday.
Overwatch 2 will feature the first-person shooter in an all-new engine. Players will be able to compete in a shared multiplayer environment with those from the original base game, but the sequel will introduce two new features and four new maps.
As part of Overwatch 2‘s PvE mode, one of the missions will group four players into a story-based campaign set in Rio de Janeiro. This mode will likely dig into the background of the game’s DJ support hero, Lúcio, who is from Brazil. The game’s PvE mode will feature hero talents and items to shake up the traditional campaign experience.
Additionally, the game will introduce a new PvP mode named “Push,” which will be included in the sequel alongside Overwatch’s traditional competitive modes: Assault, Control, Hybrid, and Escort. Push will feature a new map based on Toronto and will be available for those who own the base game.
When does Overwatch 2 release?
Blizzard has yet to announce Overwatch 2’s release date. The sequel was described as “in early development” shortly following its reveal, so fans shouldn’t expect to play the new PvE missions any time soon.