Overwatch 2 is an online shooter and a sequel to the hit from 2016. Both games were developed by Blizzard Entertainment, which has also created such series as Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo. Unlike its predecessor, the second Overwatch uses a free-to-play model.
The game continues the story of the previous part and shows the further fate of the Overwatch organization and members and his opponents from Talon organization. As before, Blizzard's main method of storytelling is through extra materials released by Blizzard - comics, short stories and animated videos, available on the game's official website.
Just like the first part, Overwatch 2 is a dynamic online shooter. We observe the events from first-person perspective. The game offers a wide selection of heroes - almost 40 for launch - each of whom has unique weapons and special abilities allowing to provide certain functions in the team. This time, players are matched in teams of five, and the abilities of individual heroes have been redesigned to minimize the effect of hard counter, i.e. the phenomenon in which the only way to deal with a character is to use one particular player.
Compared to the first part, the authors have expanded the gallery of heroes with new characters, and the veterans have been thoroughly improved. Traditionally, as we progress, we can unlock new skins and other cosmetic elements for them.
The system of acquiring player levels from the first Overwatch has been replaced by two levels of season pass - free and premium (to be purchased with the game's virtual currency, Overwatch Coins). Both passes allow you to unlock new emotes, skins, cards, poses and other cosmetic items, but also - interestingly - new playable heroes (those premium pass holders will receive instantly, and will also be able to unlock unique "mythical" skins). Critical lootboxes have been replaced by an in-game store, where we will purchase items of interest, experience boosters and more.
The game offers both PvP and co-operation mode (PvE), in which we have to face the artificial intelligence.
PvP skirmishes did not change much compared to the first part. Only a few characters and maps have been added, as well as a Push mode that resembles the Escort: one side must defend the robot pushing the cargo through the maps, and the other side must destroy it.
A much bigger novelty are PvE clashes, which in the first part appeared only on the occasion of special events. Up to four players join forces and fight against hordes of AI-controlled opponents. Cooperation takes place in two types of missions. Story Missions are narrative-rich challenges, tell interesting stories, and offer impressive interactive sequences. Hero Missions, on the other hand, are short challenges designed to be completed repeatedly without feeling tired.
Last updated on 04 October 2022
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User score: 3,5 / 10 based on 137 votes.
Pre-release expectations: 3.7 / 10 based on 286 votes.
PEGI rating Overwatch 2
Overwatch 2 System requirements
PC / Windows
- (beta) Intel Core i3 / AMD Phenom X3 8650 2.3 GHz
- 6 GB RAM
- graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7850 or better
- 50 GB HDD
- Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
- (beta) Intel Core i7 / AMD Ryzen 5
- 8 GB RAM
- graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 1060 / Radeon R9 380 or better
- 50 GB HDD
- Windows 10 64-bit