In addition to the eight-minute cinematic trailer that was showcased at BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard released a look at Overwatch 2's gameplay that briefly delves into the game's new campaign, cooperative and PVP modes.
Now that the Overwatch task force has been reunited, they must take to the bustling metropolises of countries all around the world in order to take down Null Sector and the shady Talon organization. Heroes that weren't in the game's first lengthy trailer -- like Lucio and Torbjorn -- finally make an appearance and seem integral to the main plot. Moreover, "Hero Missions," which serve as Overwatch 2's main cooperative experience, are replayable skirmishes against multitudes of enemies. Players can choose their favorite heroes and grind this mode for experience points that can be used to unlock character-specific abilities. These same abilities can then be customized to mirror different playstyles. The Story Missions and Hero Missions can both be played with up to four players.
The new PVP mode, "Push," appears to be informed by the first game's escort playlist. Two teams fight to seize control of a towering robot. When captured, the robot must be pushed into the enemy's base in order to win.
Overwatch officially released in 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Window. A release on the Nintendo Switch followed in 2019. The immensely popular game received a lot of critical acclaim upon its release and, thanks to Overwatch League, has become a popular esport.
Blizzard has confirmed that Overwatch 2 will be available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. However, the game's release date is still unannounced.