Overwatch 2 is getting some big changes to PvP gameplay from Overwatch. Blizzard’s developer team announced this. The most important change is that the game is now 5v5, instead of 6v6.
at Developer update for two hours The developers have talked about various changes to Overwatch 2 that have not yet been released. They immediately fell in love with the door: online PvP 6 mode changed to 5 vs 5 player. The roles are thus secured: two support heroes, two DPS heroes and a tank. The second tank is not required.
The main reason for this is to make the game more balanced and clear. “There’s a lot going on in Overwatch,” says director Aaron Keeler. “Sometimes it’s hard to just keep track of what eleven other players are doing. Taking out two of those players makes the game more clear.” “Tanks could be a problem,” he says.
The fact that the game is now five against five has dire consequences for the heroes. Tanks get stronger because they are on their own and have more capabilities. They are also less affected by crowd control. Other heroes are rebalanced. For example, the attackers, the DPS champions, get a higher speed of movement and the support characters get passive treatment.
Specifically, Reinhardt gets two Fire Strike charges and more room to maneuver for his Charge ability and the option to cancel it. Zarya maintains two bubblegum charges, but can choose to give it to herself or her teammates. Winston gets an alternate long range shot. Mei is no longer able to freeze enemies with her primary use. Instead, it could slow down and its heat amplifier would do more damage. The developers haven’t told anything about the changes to the other characters.
Maps and user interface
The Blizzard team took a closer look at the maps in Overwatch 1 and decided they should be less linear in the upcoming Overwatch game. They become less suffocated, but have more angles to attack than they are. The new maps in Overwatch 2 are New York, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro, Rome and Monte Carlo.
Additionally, the game’s UI and HUD are tweaked to be more clear. Blizzard hasn’t featured any new champions in this developer update and a release date hasn’t been announced yet. A month ago Blizzard has announced that Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan is leaving. Aaron Keeler said upon leaving that Overwatch 2 would not be released this year.