When Overwatch 2 was introduced in 2019, Blizzard billed its new PvE narrative-driven missions as one of many sequel’s largest promoting factors, although upon its launch final yr, the shooter featured solely its PvE part, whereas the developer continued to work on the PvE mode, titled, Hero Mode, with the intention of including it to the sport later.
Nevertheless, Blizzard Leisure has introduced a change in plans for what Overwatch 2’s upcoming PvE content material will appear to be. Throughout a latest stream the place the developer provided particulars on the sport’s roadmap for upcoming content material, it revealed that Hero Mode has been cancelled, as are its reworked development system and the options that may have gone together with it.
That stated, whereas the open-ended construction of Hero Mode has been shelved, new story missions – which can take the type of the type of PvE occasions Overwatch followers will likely be fairly acquainted with – will likely be arriving throughout season 6 (season 4 launched final month).
In the meantime, throughout seasons 5, 6, and seven, Overwatch 2 may even be including new occasions and restricted time occasions, maps, heroes (with a Assist hero arriving in season 6 and a Tank hero in season 7), reworks for Roadhog and Sombra in season 7, cinematic reveals, and extra. Different additions will embody creator workshop mode in season 5, a firing vary and a participant development system in season 6, and a lore codex in season 7, amongst different issues. You possibly can take a look at the complete roadmap beneath.
Overwatch 2 is out there on PS5, Xbox Collection X/S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Change, and PC.
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