At the BlizzCon2023 Opening Ceremony, Overwatch 2 game director Aaron Keller revealed three new heroes, a new Clash mode, and seasonal themes coming to the game in 2024.
BlizzCon 2023, currently happening in the Anaheim Convention Centre, marks the return of Blizzard’s annual convention to an in-person format after a four-year break. With Overwatch 2, the developer’s adored hero shooter, serving as the opening act, BlizzCon 2023’s first day featured a tonne of news for all of Blizzard’s best titles. Following some moving remarks from Aaron Keller, the game director, participants and viewers worldwide were treated to a variety of fascinating reveals and announcements.
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Mauga is set to emerge as one of Overwatch 2’s top mid-range tanks thanks to his dual-wielded “Gunny” and “Cha-Cha” chainguns and abilities that enable him to seek cover and survive a battle. Mauga, the first Samoan hero in Overwatch, also possesses the unstoppable charge move Overrun, which lets him dash across the battlefield.
What to expect from Overwatch 2 in 2024?
In addition to revealing Mauga as the 39th hero in Overwatch 2, game director Aaron also gave fans a preview of two more characters and a brand-new PvP mode called Clash, which he characterized as a five-point capture mode. Season 10 of Overwatch 2 will see the debut of a new damage hero called Venture, while Season 12 will see the arrival of a new support hero presently known as Space Ranger.
Overwatch 2’s Clash, a new ranked mode currently under development, is yet another significant surprise from Blizzcon 2023. Teams will battle it out to seize and hold five points on a map from each other in order to advance in the game mode. A team needs to drive the other team back far enough to capture all five or to earn the maximum score requirement to win the game. Hanamura, a beloved Overwatch map, will serve as the foundation for the first map of this new ranked mode and it will be called Hanaoka.
Furthermore, Keller promised that Overwatch 2 would undergo major in-game upgrades, including reworking Competitive play and adding all-new Competitive rewards. According to Keller, Overwatch 2 will reveal additional information on the Hanaoka map, the new Clash mode, the revamped competitive structure, a deeper look at Space Ranger and Venture, and more during the What’s Next event on November 4.
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