Blizzard Entertainment have officially announced Overwatch 2.
In addition to the above announcement trailer, a gameplay trailer, and a “Story So Far” trailer were also revealed.
While some elements of the game were leaked (some months beforehand) some rumors have been disproven. For example, “skins, player icons, sprays, emotes, and more” will carry over from Overwatch to Overwatch 2. Further, players in Overwatch can “battle side-by-side with Overwatch 2 players in PvP multiplayer; they’ll also be able to play Overwatch 2 heroes and maps.”
You can find the full run-down below:
THE DAWN OF A NEW OVERWATCH
Reunite and stand together in a new age of heroes. Overwatch® 2 builds on an award-winning foundation of epic competitive play, and challenges the world’s heroes to team up, power up, and take on an overwhelming outbreak of threats around the globe.
TEAM VS. TEAM
A NEW ERA OF EPIC COMPETITION
NEW MAP TYPE: PUSH
In Push, a new, symmetrical map type that will launch with Overwatch 2, teams battle to take control of a robot that begins in a central location, then push it toward the enemy base. Either team may take control of the robot at any time. The team that pushes the robot furthest onto the enemy side wins the game.
A Bigger World: Take the battle to new, iconic international locations, from the colorful streets of Rio de Janeiro to the scenic splendor of Gothenburg.
New Faces: Overwatch 2 will add new heroes to the roster, shaking up competitive play and creating opportunities for bold new strategies.
POWER UP AND SAVE THE WORLD
ACTION-PACKED STORY MISSIONS
Play an active role in the next chapter of the Overwatch saga through a series of intense four-player missions. Fight back against Null Sector, uncover the motives behind the omnic attacks, and confront a rising wave of new threats.
REPLAYABLE HERO MISSIONS
The battle continues with Hero Missions. As escalating crises break out around the world, encounter an ever-changing array of scenarios with a range of diverse and dangerous enemies. Level up your favorite heroes and earn powerful customization options to help beat the odds.
NEW FACTIONS ARISE
It’s up to you and your friends to stop Null Sector, the elite forces of Talon, and other enemies of Overwatch from carrying out their plans. Each enemy faction features a unique mix of units with their own strategies and strengths, challenging you to adapt your approach every time you play.
A VISUAL EVOLUTION
Overwatch 2 evolves the look and feel of the world, with more dynamic environments, larger scale battles, additional in-game storytelling events, and improved atmospheric effects and shadows. Heroes in Overwatch 2 will also have a brand-new look, with greater detail and higher fidelity.
YOUR MISSION CONTINUES
KEEP YOUR COLLECTIONS
Your accomplishments and loot collections will be carried forward to Overwatch 2. That means you’ll keep your skins, player icons, sprays, emotes, and more!
NEW MAPS AND HEROES
Current Overwatch players will battle side-by-side with Overwatch 2 players in PvP multiplayer; they’ll also be able to play Overwatch 2 heroes and maps.
Overwatch 2 is coming soon to Windows PC.