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BlizzConline 2021 - Behind the Scenes of Overwatch 2 Panel
Jeff Kaplan discussed updates on Overwatch 2!


  • PvP
    • New Map - Rome
    • New Map - New York City
    • Role Passives
      • Tanks - Knockback reduction and less ultimate charge for opponents attacking them
      • DPS - Movement speed bonus
      • Healers - Passive Healing after being out of combat for a specific amount of time
    • Change to tank role entirely - more toe to toe brawlers and less about protecting others
      • Examples include 2 charges for Reinhardt's Fire Strike and the ability to cancel his charge.
      • These changes aren't final
    • Combat Upgrades
      • New Sounds for weapons and effects
      • Sounds change as ammo runs low
      • Combat reverb acoustics
    • Sojourn
      • Based around her railgun
      • Success is revolved around aim skill
  • Hero Missions
    • PvE Co-Op Missions
    • Includes hero personalities and story elements
    • Hundreds of missions
    • Different enemy sets and types of missions
    • Can take place in any multiplayer map and includes new spaces in the maps
    • Certain missions can include heavy weather such as sandstorms
    • Missions can also take place in day or night.
    • Characters like Hanzo and Widowmaker become more valuable in weather effects because they can see through the obstructions.
  • New Objective Types
    • Gather and Return - Collect items and return to a point while protecting them
    • "Wall of Death"
    • Scavenger Hunt
  • Progression
    • Level up your heroes as you play Hero missions
    • Skill trees that are customizable
    • Examples include Soldier 76's biotic heal traveling with him or repulses enemies
    • Junkrat duel wielding grenade launchers
    • Mercy area of effect ressing at super long range
    • Shooting through walls
    • Freeze damage or electrical damage on guns
  • Enemy Units
    • Major focus of 2020 was to vary the enemy Null Sector combat to include new units and more exciting gameplay.
    • Breacher - Bomb with legs that heads towards objectives that needs to be killed before it explodes.
    • Flying units with deadly smoke fields
    • Puller has a scary spawn sound and can suck players in
    • Elite units have different behaviors and attacks
    • Chain Hit reactions - enemies that fall knock over their allies
  • New Looks for Heroes
    • McCree, Pharah, Reaper and Widowmaker have updated looks.
    • Face rigs have been improved
  • Story
    • Second onmic uprising - who is behind it?
    • In-game cinematic intros and outros for every mission
    • All available heroes get dialogue for missions
    • How to implement story with gameplay
    • Each story mission has its own map
    • India is one map in story
    • Torbjorn's workspace is also a map
    • Toronto is a map with a dynamic snowstorm
    • Branching dialogue system based on which characters take part in the mission










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Comments 3 Comments
  1. tangers58's Avatar
    I didn't expect much but certainly didn't expect OW2 to look so very far away over a year after being announced.
  1. Xeenith's Avatar
    when they announced it last blizzcon Jeff said it wouldn't be soon, not even Blizzard's Soon™
    I really dont understand how people can think it was "only a year away" or something like that

    as a pure pve player, I like many things about overwatch but I can't bear to play it, I really hate everything pvp related
    so am I waiting for OW2 to play in that universe? yep! but I understand it's still far from release, sad but nothing we can do about it
  1. KainneAbsolute's Avatar
    I think this panel was more interesting than the ones from others games.

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