Overwatch 2 Is Not Getting The Planned Co-Op PvE Hero Mode Anymore

A couple of days ago we were so excited to see how the co-op PvE might look in Overwatch 2, but sadly, that feature has been scraped.

We were flabbergasted to learn that the co-op PvE hero mode has been removed from the whole Overwatch 2 project, when all we were ever excited about was about that whole feature. We do not know about you, but we do fancy a good co-op PvE. Don’t get us wrong, we love Overwatch 2

Here is what Blizzard announced regarding this:

“Development on the PvE experience really hasn’t made the progress that we would have hoped,” executive producer Jared Neuss said.”

“The team has created a bunch of amazing content, so there’s awesome missions that are really exciting, there’s brand-new enemies that are super fun to fight, and some truly great and ridiculous hero talents.”

“But unfortunately, the effort required to pull all of that together into a Blizzard-quality experience that we can ship to you is huge and there really is no end in sight, or defined kind of end date when we can put that out into the world.”

“And so, we’re left with another difficult choice. Do we continue to pour all of that effort into PvE, hoping that we can land it at some point in the future, or do we stick with this set of values we’ve aligned on and focus on the live game and focus on serving all of you?”

“With everything we’ve learned about what it takes to operate this game at the level that you deserve, it’s clear that we can’t deliver on the original vision for PvE that was shown in 2019.”

“What that means is we won’t be delivering that dedicated hero mode with talent trees, that long-term power progression. Those things just aren’t in our plans anymore.”

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Ivana Kachurova

Fresh out-of-uni writer, with a passion for gaming (a girl that likes games?!) and technology, as the newest addition to the FGR family, she will make sure to keep up with the latest news happening in the gaming community and report to you as fast as she can. Faster than The Flash. As an absolute fan of Shakespeare (the greatest human being, duh) you might find her where the gaming world and the literature world collide. The best of both worlds.

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