This November will mark three years since the original announcement for Overwatch 2. And despite the amount of waiting, the game is prepared to enter Early Access just one month ahead of that. Since the initial unveiling, many reveals at Blizzard Entertainment have left a new perspective on the game compared to the first installment.
For one, the game will feature 5v5 with teams negating two support characters. After endlessly testing how the game functions, Blizzard Entertainment decided to only feature one healer as a better balance with the direction the sequel was heading. And like its predecessor, cross-play will play a large role in the new release as well across all platforms.
In a recent announcement from Blizzard Entertainment, the developer announced that cross-progression will also be enabled for Overwatch 2 come its release as well.
With the launch of cross-progression, players can merge multiple Overwatch accounts to carry progression and in-game cosmetics into Overwatch 2 on a single profile. Starting August 16, every player with a linked console account will be prompted at login to identify, select, and confirm the accounts you want to merge. Once you approve, we will prepare your accounts to be merged during the release of Overwatch 2.
“All players will need a battle.net account to play Overwatch 2 regardless of platform. Progress from linked console accounts will be stored on your battle.net account, which will share in-game cosmetics and progress across the linked accounts,” Blizzard Entertainment elaborates further in the blog post.
In terms of other mentions of Overwatch recently, the franchise – upon the Activision Blizzard deal concluding with Microsoft – will be coming to Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer confirmed this alongside Diablo & Call of Duty also being added to the service as well. You can read the full report by heading here.
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Overwatch 2 arrives to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC on October 4th, 2022.
Source: Blizzard Entertainment