Overwatch 2 PvP will probably be revealed subsequent week
In his first Overwatch developer replace video since taking on from Jeff Kaplan, new director Aaron Keller stated that Blizzard will showcase Overwatch 2‘s PvP throughout a livestream that can happen on Might 20.
The stream will characteristic Keller, together with lead designer Geoff Goodman, artwork director Dion Rogers, and different members of the event staff, as they showcase new maps and focus on the “philosophy” driving a number of the adjustments which can be being made for Overwatch 2.
“Simply to set expectations, every part that we’ll be exhibiting is below growth and nonetheless a piece in progress,” Keller stated. “And we will probably be speaking extra about Overwatch 2’s PvP later within the 12 months, so there’s nonetheless extra to return.”
Keller additionally revealed that builders will probably be participating in an AMA on Reddit to debate the previous 5 years of Overwatch. Nevertheless it hopefully will not simply be a historical past lesson: Keller added that Blizzard is “dedicating to sharing extra info on the event of Overwatch 2 with all of you.”
As Overwatch developer updates go it’s extremely quick and candy (I do not suppose Kaplan was ever in a position to clock one in below 5 minutes), and actually I would actually slightly get a have a look at what Blizzard is cooking up on the PvE facet of the sport, which is the place the massive adjustments will come from. Nonetheless, it will be attention-grabbing to lastly see what’s approaching the aggressive facet, too, particularly since Overwatch 2 PvP will probably be appropriate with the unique recreation.
One factor that I would not count on to see through the stream is a launch date, because it’s nonetheless presumably a good distance off: Blizzard stated earlier this 12 months that Overwatch 2 will not be anticipated to be out till 2022 on the soonest.