What simply occurred? Since Blizzard unveiled Overwatch 2 three years in the past, some questioned how the developer deliberate to attach the 2 video games to keep away from bifurcating the participant base. Now we all know there’ll solely be one Overwatch.
In a Reddit AMA this week, Overwatch 2 director Aaron Keller confirmed that Blizzard’s upcoming free-to-play multiplayer sequel will change its predecessor upon its October 4 Early Access launch. The unique plan was to share content material between the 2.
When Blizzard introduced Overwatch 2 in 2019, it stated Overwatch 1 gamers would have entry to all of the follow-up’s new heroes and maps, that they might preserve all the pieces they earned upon upgrading to the brand new recreation, and that homeowners of each video games may play collectively to take care of one large neighborhood. The firm has since determined to maintain everyone collectively by merely transitioning all gamers into Overwatch 2.
When Blizzard unveiled the discharge date earlier this month, it revealed that Overwatch 2’s multiplayer will probably be free-to-play for everybody.
Echoing different video games that went from premium to freemium, Overwatch 1 homeowners will get a founder’s pack containing skins, an icon, and a present that can stay a shock till October. Blizzard will comply with the launch with new content material together with heroes, maps, and battle passes each 9 weeks. Other deliberate options, just like the co-op PvE mode, will arrive subsequent yr.