According to a leak, Blizzard is about to announce Overwatch 2 at its upcoming BlizzCon 2019 event.
With BlizzCon due to start on Friday 1 November at the Anaheim Convention Centre, ESPN has reported that it obtained a BlizzCon training document and quotes from: “A source,” which confirm Blizzard will announce Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon 2019 and reveal some details of the new game.
According to ESPN, Overwatch 2 will feature a PvE campaign with a new storyline. ESPN said: “One of the missions will be a four-player story experience set in Rio de Janeiro, as opposed to the 6v6 gameplay in the original Overwatch, according to the document.” Plus, it will acquire a new mode entitled Push (with the existing modes Assault, Control, Escort and Hybrid returning). Push will get its own new map, set in Toronto.
Understandably, in the run-up to BlizzCon, Blizzard has refused to comment on the leak. But it is now over three years since Overwatch was launched in May 2016, so the rumours that Overwatch 2 is set to be unveiled make sense. In June, Kotaku reported that Blizzard had cancelled a planned StarCraft first-person shooter, with many of the staff working on it moved over to Overwatch 2.
We’ll bring you more information on Overwatch 2 when it emerges. In the meantime, keep an eye on the popular team-based multiplayer shooter’s website. And Blizzard is also selling virtual tickets to BlizzCon, which can be purchased here.