Overwatch 2 Reveal Event - Junker Queen Origin Story and The Wastelander Animated Short
Blizzard revealed more about Overwatch 2 today, as well as the Junker Queen origin story.






Season 1
  • Early Access begins October 4th
  • 3 new Heroes - Sojourn, Junker Queen, and a yet to be revealed support hero
  • 6 new maps - Portugal and more
  • 1 new game mode - Push
  • 30+ new skins
  • New Mythic Skin

Season 2
  • Season 2 begins December 6
  • 1 new map
  • 30+ new skins
  • New Mythic Skin
  • New Battle Pass

Future Seasons
  • New Heroes
  • New Maps
  • New Modes
  • 100+ new skins
  • PvE
  • Starting sometime in 2023

Reveal Recap
  • Free to play, live service game
  • 9 Week Seasonal Model
  • New Hero every other season
  • Want to deliver new content on a more frequent basis, that's the community's top priority
  • New support hero coming in the months ahead
  • Unlock cosmetic items through the in game store and Battle Pass
  • Weekly Challenges
  • The team wanted players to feel like they had more impact in a match in Overwatch 2
  • The Overwatch 2 maps have audio that is recorded in the actual place they are set in.
  • There will be a report on your last game that you can read while you are in the queue for the next one, or check out in the History section later.
  • Instead of having a skill rating that is a single number, there will be skill rating tiers.
  • The engine team put a lot of work in to allow for faster iteration and faster creation of new detailed environments.
  • With Overwatch 1, the team was really focused on good sound for headphones.
  • With Overwatch 2, the game will support home theater Dolby Atmos, 3D audio, and more for players that aren't using headphones.
  • There are over 25,000 voice lines for Overwatch 2.
  • Loot Boxes are going away and the Battle Pass and store will give players more control over how they acquire new content
  • Two more supports and a tank are coming in the first couple of seasons.
  • Some new characters we've seen in the story and some we've never seen or heard of before.
  • New cosmetics include charms, banners, and more.
  • The first Mythic Skin is for Genji, with a cyberpunk Japanese demonic theme.
  • Mythic Skins are the next tier up, will allow some customization.
  • Weapon charms allow players to express themselves. You'll see it and enjoy it in your first person view.
  • Cosmetics are unlocked across platforms and games.
  • There will never be a point where you have nothing to do, there will always be something to work towards.
  • PvE allows for deeper storytelling than has been possible before.
  • The new story will help to answer some unanswered questions and more the story forward.
  • You'll be fighting Null Sector in some of the the PvE maps
  • We'll get the story of how the Overwatch team gets back together, as well as more about where the heroes are from
  • Players will get a chance to see what Torbjorn's factory looks like
  • You can play PvE with your friends
  • The next beta will have Junker Queen, Rio, and consoles.
  • Junker Queen is an aggressive tank, she doesn't hang back.
  • Junker Queen has lots of guitar sounds hidden in her kit.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Overwatch 2 Reveal Event and Junker Queen Origin Story started by chaud View original post
Comments 176 Comments
  1. Zarathos's Avatar
    JUNKER QUEEN and the second thing most talked about BATTLE PASS
  1. Coronius's Avatar
    They said that they are getting rid of loot boxes.

    Does anyone know if this means that you can only get skins by buying them in the store, or will we be able to earn them through playing as well?
  1. StillMcfuu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Coronius View Post
    They said that they are getting rid of loot boxes.

    Does anyone know if this means that you can only get skins by buying them in the store, or will we be able to earn them through playing as well?
    Possibly a hots like store system. I wouldn't hold my breath for it being particularly player friendly.
  1. uuuhname's Avatar
    > no PVE until well into 2023
    > battle passes

    why the fuck should I be excited for this?
  1. Cyi's Avatar
    Will it support MacOS?
  1. esoy's Avatar
    Did they say anything about whether or not participants in the last OW2 beta will already be in the next one?
  1. Zarathos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Coronius View Post
    They said that they are getting rid of loot boxes.

    Does anyone know if this means that you can only get skins by buying them in the store, or will we be able to earn them through playing as well?
    they said they are not going to rely that much on loot boxes and they are adding the Battle pass...I've never bought a loot box and i have all my collectibles but now some are locked behind battle pass so u now are obligated to buy the pass annnnnnnnnndddddd probably some events are locked behind battle pass too...GREED IS COMING MY FRIEND!! GREED...IS COMING...
  1. Sentynel's Avatar
    So with PVE being delayed even further... why is this a standalone game and not a patch again?
  1. Darththeo's Avatar
    Given Diablo Immoral, I feel like this Battle Pass and store system is going to be monetized to hell and back.

    I love the lore of Overwatch, I love the characters. But, I hate over monetized games. I know businesses have to make money, but there are honest ways to make money and crappy ways to make money.
  1. micwini's Avatar
    Battlepass. Rip. The game had a good run.
  1. Lady Atia's Avatar
    Sounds cool. I wish they would use a "free to play with payed battle pass" system for WoW too. Would be cool to get a bunch of cosmetics as loyality rewards every season.
  1. Cheezits's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sentynel View Post
    So with PVE being delayed even further... why is this a standalone game and not a patch again?
    New graphics engine is the only non-patchable reason. It may as well be a patch considering it is free.
  1. Mendzia's Avatar
    PvE in 2023??
    Wasn't it supposed to be the 'main thing' in OW2... and now they say it will be available in ~1 year?
  1. Arafal's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mendzia View Post
    PvE in 2023??
    Wasn't it supposed to be the 'main thing' in OW2... and now they say it will be available in ~1 year?
    Guess they were too busy expanding the F2P store.
  1. Nerph-'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Darththeo View Post
    Given Diablo Immoral, I feel like this Battle Pass and store system is going to be monetized to hell and back.

    I love the lore of Overwatch, I love the characters. But, I hate over monetized games. I know businesses have to make money, but there are honest ways to make money and crappy ways to make money.
    This is spot on. Their way of making money has just gradually been getting worse and worse.

    What Blizzard is turning in to (or already has become?) makes me feel sorta sad. I mean I'm not going to lose any sleep over it, but it's just sort of disappointing I guess seeing as I spent a lot of time playing their games. It gives me little hope for Diablo 4 and anything else coming in the future.
  1. StillMcfuu's Avatar
    I hope the junker queen isn't a sign of characters to come, she's got to be the most generic character they've done so far. One of the strengths of OW is its relatively original with its characters. Junker Queen is just a Jinx and/or Borderlands ripoff, both of which are straight up Tank Girl ripoffs.
    First character that just seems boring like they didn't try to give her a real backstory.
  1. neescher's Avatar
    So, they made OW2 instead of an OW1 content patch because it has a huge coop campaign. Then they release the game without a PVE mode for at least 3 months, realistically more like 6-9 months?

    At least it's f2p (afaik, I haven't looked into OW2 monetization), but there's no reason to play/download OW2 if you don't play OW1, is there?
  1. Orby's Avatar
    I like that most of the new features are being store stuff. Blizzard needs more money... A store isn't something to gloat about, its an obvious predatory manipulation tool to promote FOMO. Same goes with Battle Pass, stop this shit Blizzard please.
  1. uuuhname's Avatar
    Twitter lighting this announcement up like an effigy. great job blizz, couldn't just release the whole game in mid-late 2023 to some sort of hype.
  1. saixilein's Avatar
    Im stupid and never played games with battlepass... So what is that? I pay money for the pass and i get exclusive skins or something, that i just can unlock with a battlepass?

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