Blizzard Entertainment certainly made some waves at Blizzcon 2023, giving Overwatch 2 fans a peek at what’s in store for them. The company dropped some exciting news about two fresh faces joining the hero lineup and a new player-versus-player mode set to land in 2024.
For those who thrive on strategy and teamwork, the new “Clash” mode is like a breath of fresh air. It’s a twist on the classic Capture the Flag idea, with five points up for grabs on the map. Imagine this: the game starts with a single point to capture smack dab in the middle. Then, as the match heats up, only one capture point is in play at a time. The goal? Stand your ground on these points without the enemy team breathing down your neck, and they’re yours. The first team to snatch all five or rack up the highest score wins. It’s all about the push and pull, trying to outmaneuver your opponents. And to top it off, the debut map is a revamped version of Hanamura, named Hanaoka.
While we’re all excited for the new “Clash” mode, the hero causing a buzz, or a rumble, is Venture. She’s a damage-dealer set to turn the tide of any battle. Imagine being on the battlefield, outnumbered, and when your opponents think they have you cornered, you simply vanish underground. That’s Venture’s trademark move. She can tunnel beneath the action, then burst out and catch the other team off-guard with a powerful attack.
Then there’s Space Ranger, a support hero still behind the curtains, in the concept phase. We don’t have the full scoop on her yet, but if the teaser is anything to go by, she’ll be a game-changer.
While these new additions are on the horizon for 2024, Overwatch 2 is keeping the momentum going with Season 8, which is right around the corner. This December 5th, Mauga will join the fray as a new Tank hero.
In a nutshell, Overwatch 2 is not just sitting pretty. It’s loading up for a fantastic future, and even though the wait for 2024 might seem long, Blizzard is making sure the journey there is filled with plenty of excitement.