The cooperative content is comprised of Story Missions and Hero Missions, both of which aim to flesh out Overwatch 2's narrative and provide some additional context to the world and its many characters.
Check out the trailer below. Whereas Overwatch 2 will likely be a full-fledged sequel with a brand-new story mode, Blizzard can be guaranteeing that no gamers are left behind by integrating a shared multiplayer expertise with Overwatch 1. The first to be announced is Rio de Janeiro, which will be playable for attendees of the convention. Those who have in-game cosmetics, skins and other content will see it carry over to the sequel. From the looks of it, it just seems like some slight visual upgrades to make Overwatch 2's art style a bit more polished than the original. At that time, Kotaku learned that Overwatch 2 would have a strong player-versus-environment element - something regular Overwatch players might have encountered in the game's Halloween and anniversary seasonal events. It's still planning to release updates for Overwatch in the meantime, but because its bigger focus is on Overwatch 2, there won't be a new Archives mission during the anniversary event in May. Players will also battle each other in the next evolution of competitive Overwatch play, which carries forward existing players' accomplishments and loot collections and features the current complete Overwatch roster, a new generation of heroes, new internationally recognizable maps that widen the scope of the world, a new Push map type, and more.
Kaplan did officially confirm that Sojourn will be a new hero, a notable addition to the Overwatch squad as she'll be the first black woman in the game and something fans have been requesting for some time.
Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan confirmed during the Overwatch: What's Next panel that Sojourn will be the first Canadian member of the Overwatch team, which is a natural fit with the upcoming Toronto map.
A look at the character abilities screen. Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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