Overwatch will soon be gone, after the launch of Overwatch 2

Overwatch will soon be gone, after the launch of Overwatch 2

 

When Overwatch 2 was officially announced , Blizzard had hinted that it would be a different experience than the first beloved hero shooter: players could therefore freely choose which edition to play, or at least, so it seemed.

In the last few hours, however, it seems that there has been a sensational step back from the developers: in an AMA session held on Reddit with their fans, the team has indeed confirmed that soon the first Overwatch will no longer exist ( you can find many products at theme on Amazon ).

However, the news had been in the air for several days, in light of the fact that the second chapter would become permanently a free-to-play , thus making many players question how it would be possible to make both shooters coexist .

Evidently, Blizzard decided that the best solution was to officially end the first chapter of Overwatch , allowing all progress to be transferred to its successor.

As reported by Kotaku , the official confirmation came after game director Aaron Keller specifically answered a user’s question about what exactly the “early access” status meant for the new hero shooter, reiterating that constant updates will be released.

This will mean that many features will be introduced even after launch, such as the ambitious triple-A campaign , but the efforts to update the second chapter have therefore led to a very important farewell :

” When Overwatch 2 launches on October 4th, it will replace the current live service .”

In other words, as soon as the second chapter is officially available, Overwatch will officially cease to exist and will be ” transformed ” into its free-to-play sequel.

This means that soon players will have to give up on 6vs6 team battles and adapt to the new 5vs5 format: fortunately, the developers have also made it clear that it will be possible to import all the unlocked skins and progress even in the new hero shooter.

In any case, it seems that Blizzard’s will is to want to close as much as possible any link with the past, as also demonstrated by having officially said goodbye to the controversial loot boxes .

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