Blizzard has revealed their latest Overwatch 2 roadmap and one of the most significant upcoming additions to the game is the introduction of a new support and tank hero in future seasons. There are also going to be plenty of other changes that have been detailed by the developers including a new limited-time event called Questwatch, new story missions, and more.
With Blizzard having only recently introduced a new character to the fray, it stands to reason that they won’t be adding another one immediately as players are still undoubtedly figuring out how to play Lifeweaver properly. However, the news that more reinforcements will soon be arriving for the game’s most under-appreciated class should please support mains everywhere.
With that said, the roadmap has also revealed that a new tank hero will also be added into the game in the future, though it’s currently unclear when the developers are going to be doing so. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like another damage hero is going to be introduced any time soon as there hasn’t been any mention of this particular class so far.
But aside from character introductions, there are also going to be plenty of other new features in store such as the aforementioned Questwatch limited-time event. During a Twitch developer livestream, game director Aaron Keller and executive producer Jared Neuss said that this will be their “first major story-based event featuring a new set of missions,” and it’ll also “kick off a brand new story arc for Overwatch.”
Unfortunately, this comes after the reveal that Blizzard will no longer be releasing an exclusive PvE mode for Overwatch 2. Instead, they’ll be focusing most of their resources on improving the live-service aspects of the game, much to the chagrin of the player base. Keller had this to say during the stream: “We won’t be delivering that dedicated hero mode with talent trees, that long-term power progression, those things just aren’t in our plans anymore.”
A large number of fans had been looking forward to the release of the unique PvE component that would have presented a drastic change from the typical objective-based game modes of Overwatch so many are naturally disappointed that they’ll no longer be able to experience it. Hopefully, the developers will revive the PvE idea one day, but it seems that those that want it in the game may be in for a long wait.
If you’re just as disappointed as we are that there’ll no longer be a PvE mode in the game, then we suggest checking out our Overwatch 2 Season 5 release date piece and learning about how to earn coins in Overwatch 2 so you can start looking forward to new in-game features instead.
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