• After Diablo Immortal, Overwatch 2 ditches lootboxes

    14 days ago - By Tech Radar

    Blizzard is taking a fresh approach to microtransactions in Overwatch 2, ditching the loot boxes of the multiplayer shooter's predecessor in favor of an in-game cosmetics shop. During an Overwatch 2 press roundtable, TechRadar Gaming was told that loot boxes won't be appearing in the upcoming game. Instead of blindly opening packs to earn random cosmetic items, players can purchase their content directly. “As we transition into Overwatch 2, we are going to be sunsetting our loot boxes in favor of a new system that's an in-game shop,” Overwatch vice president and commercial lead Jon Spector...
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  • Overwatch 2 PvE will tell a ‘complete, linear' story starting next year

    Overwatch 2 PvE will tell a ‘complete, linear' story starting next year

    14 days ago - By Tech Radar

    Overwatch 2's all-new PvE game mode will launch in 2023, and has been designed to tell a complete, linear story across the multiplayer shooter's regular seasonal updates. Speaking about Overwatch 2 in a press briefing, developer Blizzard said the story-focused co-op game mode will receive a staggered release to coincide with the sequel's all-new nine-week seasonal model. Rather than telling discrete stories, however, each update will combine into an overarching campaign that reaches a defined conclusion. “It tells a complete, linear story with a beginning and end to it,” said game director...
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  • Loot boxes are out and the Overwatch 2 battle pass is in

    Loot boxes are out and the Overwatch 2 battle pass is in

    14 days ago - By Tech Radar

    Overwatch 2 battle pass details are finally here, as loot boxes are ditched in favor of a rotating strip of rewards players can earn through a much more streamlined progression system. Overwatch 2 battle passes are being treated as seasonal content. After nine weeks, the current battle pass will be phased out for a new one. When it launches in early access on October 4 for PC, PS5 , and Xbox Series X |S, the free-to-play game will enter Season 1 and have a battle pass ready to go on day one. The Overwatch 2 battle pass isn't all that dissimilar to other popular free-to-play games'...
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  • Overwatch 2 roadmap reveals an unannounced hero coming on day one

    Overwatch 2 roadmap reveals an unannounced hero coming on day one

    14 days ago - By Tech Radar

    Overwatch 2's roadmap is chock-full of info about what's to come for the free-to-play shooter on day one and beyond. This includes the confirmation that a third, unannounced hero will be joining the ranks at launch. Overwatch 2 is launching in an early access state on October 4 for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X |S consoles. What's more, the roadmap reveals that three new heroes are joining the fight right from the get-go. Two of these heroes have already been revealed. Junker Queen was officially confirmed just this week , while Sojourn rolled out in the Overwatch 2 beta. Thanks to the hands...
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  • Overwatch 2 ditches loot boxes for battle passes and an in-game store

    Overwatch 2 ditches loot boxes for battle passes and an in-game store

    14 days ago - By VentureBeat

    Blizzard already revealed that Overwatch 2's will be free-to-play when it launches in early access on October 4.
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