The sequel to Blizzard’s common hero shooter, Overwatch 2, is formally launching in early entry on consoles and PC with new PvP content material on October 4. Throughout right this moment’s Xbox and Bethesda presentation, the studio additionally introduced that the sport will characteristic cross-platform play and development throughout Nintendo Swap, PC, PlayStation, and Xbox programs, in addition to a brand new character.
The brand new hero is the Australian-born ruler of Junkertown, The Junker Queen. A tank with a single-barrel shotgun and an axe, The Junker Queen is Overwatch 2‘s second new character and the sport’s thirty fourth roster entry following Sojourn. The Junker Queen, whereas not tied to the Mad Max universe, provides off that vitality.
In a press launch following the announcement, senior world PR supervisor Kevin Scarpati stated Overwatch 2‘s PvP expertise is “designed to supply unimaginable and recent aggressive gameplay with a brand new, free-to-play mannequin.” Particulars of what this entails have been scant, however Scarpati teased an Overwatch 2 reveal event livestream during which Blizzard will speak extra about “the Junker Queen, Overwatch 2’s dwell service mannequin and seasonal content material plan, and the upcoming part of the sport’s closed beta testing.” That broadcast is presently set for this Thursday, June 16 at 1 p.m. ET on the sport’s official Twitch and YouTube channels.
Learn Extra: First Overwatch 2 Patch Introduces Large Adjustments To Multiplayer Beta
Overwatch 2 has been in a closed beta for some time now. These taking part in the hero shooter not too long ago skilled a patch that nerfed Soldier 76 as a result of he was “over tuned” and buffed Roadhog to make him “extra fascinating, efficient, and enjoyable” to play. Whereas tweaking the sport on this newest patch, Blizzard additionally stated that’s has a longer-term technique in thoughts to handle issues round hero stability.
“Long run, we consider the best option to sort out this problem is so as to add thrilling new assist heroes to the sport, and that’s a part of our plans,” a Blizzard weblog on the sport defined this previous Might. “Within the close to time period, our hero design staff can be experimenting with vital, however shorter lead time, concepts together with new and refreshed skills for some current assist heroes.”