The sequel to the team shooter is coming to early access in a few weeks and the studio is taking the opportunity to unveil a new character.
The revolution Overwatch is working. The game is about to go free-to-play with its new version scheduled for next october 4. Two years after its official announcement, Overwatch 2 is finally becoming a reality and will completely change the recipe for the game. The games go from six to five players, new game modes are appearing and a new economic model aims to revive the title and its community. No more lootboxes and characters unlocked when they come out, everything will now be done via a battle pass.
Overwatch is inspired by its competitors to become a service game available on all platforms. It is already possible to request a profile merger (if you play on several platforms) in order to find all your unlocked content under a single Battle.net account. And sinceOverwatch is nothing without its cast of colorful characters, Blizzard is counting on new faces to promote its game. Two new agents were already present during the betas of the game. Sojourn and the Junker Queen did not fail to spice up the players’ games, but now a third comer comes for her moment of glory.
Finally a new medium
After a new DPS and a new tank, support players will be able to rejoice in the arrival of Kiriko, a healer with innovative gameplay. Following leaks in recent days, Blizzard has just released the first trailer for the character. Able to heal and immunize while enjoying mobility worthy of Genji and Hanzo, this youngest is already shaping up to be an essential character for future confrontations. The players ofOverwatch first of the name will have the right to access Kiriko without further delay. Sojourn and the Junker Queen can be unlocked instantly with the purchase of the battle pass. Otherwise, it will be necessary to reach their levels in the free version of it.
Speaking of the battle pass, Blizzard also just revealed a season trailer, finally revealing what the new business model has in store for gamers. New cosmetics are making their debut such as weapon charms like those available in Valorant. We will of course find epic and legendary skins for our favorite characters, as well as a new mythical skin of a whole new level for Genji. Overwatch 2 promises to be strong in content and promises a revival of the title from October 4 on PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch.