New Overwatch 2 upgrades will be announced later this month as part of the Overwatch League Grand Finals, it has been confirmed. The release will give fans their first new look at Overwatch 2 since the last development update, which provided a lot of information about the forthcoming game’s Rio de Janeiro map, back in May of this year.
Overwatch 2 is one of the most eagerly awaited forthcoming shooters, promising to change things up and improve on the renowned concept of Overwatch from 2016. Overwatch 2 will make use of new-gen technology with larger-scale fights, better effects, and more realistic landscapes, in addition to replacing 6v6 encounters with 5v5.
Despite the fact that the game was initially announced in 2019, current reports indicate that players will have to wait a bit longer for the sequel, with Overwatch 2 reportedly not releasing until 2023.
Blizzard has stated that fresh Overwatch 2 details will be revealed at the Overwatch League Grand Finals on September 25, which will be held later this month. Fans may expect to witness a preview of some of the game’s revamped characters, as well as a pro player exhibition battle.
Bastion and Sombra will be highlighted during the event, and fans will get a closer look at Bastion’s new design. The Overwatch 2 spotlights will begin at 5 p.m. Pacific Time during the Overwatch League Grand Finals’ pre-show and half-time festivities.
Bastion’s design was previously reported to be rebuilt from the ground up by Blizzard. The Overwatch League Grand Finals is scheduled to unveil the reasons for the character’s Overwatch 2 overhaul.
Woo woo woo whee woo whee!
Group up with the Overwatch team on September 25 as we reveal new Overwatch 2 updates live during the @OverwatchLeague Grand Finals.
🛠️ Sombra and Bastion’s reworks
✨ Bastion’s New look
🆚 OW2 Exhibition Match pic.twitter.com/fDdohgGuNA
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) September 16, 2021
Bastion’s present gameplay will undergo significant modifications, marking yet another significant departure from the original Overwatch. Bastion’s new design, along with Overwatch 2’s Sombra, has already been unveiled, but the next event will explain how Bastion’s new style will fit into the Overwatch 2 environment.
While the Overwatch League Grand Finals are sure to be a must-see event for Overwatch fans, don’t anticipate any huge news about the game’s release date anytime soon. Blizzard plans to show an early version of the game next year, indicating that the game is close to being playable.
This summer, it was revealed that the OWL 2022 season will begin in April 2022 and that it would feature a playable but early build of Overwatch 2. This indicates that teams will play the game on that day, but it will most likely not be released to the general public until then.