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A summary of all interesting updates shared by Blizzard coming in Overwatch 2.

Overwatch 2 heralds a new visual evolution for all Heroes, you can preview all the new looks side by side here.

On Twitter alone, Blizzard previewed Bastion's new look and rework! Bastion will be able to move while in Sentry Form. The Hero has a new ultimate called "Artillery Strike", a new "Tactical Grenade" ability, and more.

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Another Hero that will be reworked is Sombra. Hack will no longer remove stealth, but the ability will be on a shorter cooldown, Sombra will be able to reveal hacked targets through walls and deal more damage to them.

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I'm still waiting to see the price tag and if anything more than PVE content and skins is being added in unique to OW2.   The above character changes are going to also be added to Overwatch 1 and it's going to be hard to pay "sequel price", IE 39.99-59,99, for what could easily be a small DLC or expansion.    

I played it at the last blizzcon and while mildly fun (it's very reminiscent of the Starcraft/Warcraft RTS campaigns), it's hardly worth calling a sequel when everything else is also going to be in the original anyway.

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1 hour ago, Migol said:

I'm still waiting to see the price tag and if anything more than PVE content and skins is being added in unique to OW2.   The above character changes are going to also be added to Overwatch 1 and it's going to be hard to pay "sequel price", IE 39.99-59,99, for what could easily be a small DLC or expansion.    

To my understanding, there won't be a separate client, just a huge update. Unless something changed? Looks like there wasn't any solid confirmation recently. It's possible they still haven't decided on anything, almost 2 years and there is still nothing about progression in PvE, whether loot boxes are going to stay or not etc.

As for these changes, it appears game is losing a bit of it's MOBA aspect. They are redesigning those heroes to be more shooty, with tanks gone and some stuff on existing maps being moved around, so they are going to feature more cover opportunities. Will it work for the better? Hard to say, we don't know yet how other heroes are going to be rebalanced. Still, it might feel to many that some fun aspect has been lost, as they are doing these balance changes mainly with e-sport in mind.

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That just makes it even weirder to call a sequel if it's just a big patch.     It almost feels like the Simpson's marketing team was calling the shots or something.

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