Overwatch 2 PVP beta kicks off in April, bringing new hero Sojourn and gameplay modes

in a new way Developer updateGame Director Aaron Keeler has announced that Overwatch 2 will begin a closed PVP Beta release in April 2022. The beta will launch the new hero Sojourn, four maps, and a new Push game mode, which was shown again at Blizzcon 2019.

Development on Overwatch 2 was paused for a while, after Gender discrimination and sexual harassment issues Against several employees of Activision Blizzard. The title, announced in 2019, had barely received any updates and the delay continued indefinitely, so much so that Jeff Kaplan, the former vice president and president of Overwatch, left the company to avoid any involvement in lawsuits.

In this New videoAaron claims that the studio intends to provide regular development and status updates on Overwatch 2. First, there’s the alpha PVP test, later this week, which will only be limited to Blizzard employees and professional Esports players — under the NDA. Fans, however, can Participation To play the closed PVP beta in April by visiting Official Website.

At that time, players will be treated to the new white-haired hero Sojourn, about which Blizzard has given almost no information. The beta will also introduce the new 5v5 game mode, something players have been asking for since 2019 after the GOATS meta launched. Turns will now be limited to the 2-1-2 format – two damage, one tank, and two support characters.

Other additions include 4 new maps, starting with “Circuit Royal”, an accompanying map, and “Midtown”, a hybrid map. Then there’s the new push mode, which basically works like an opposite tug-of-war, in which both teams push the goal to either side. For this purpose, Blizzard offers two new maps called “New Queen Street” and “Colosseo”.

Another much requested feature is the Ping system, which is ideal for those who don’t have a microphone or have speech issues, which hinder in-game communication. The new feature will be tested in closed beta, allowing players to mark areas on the map for coordinated movement or alert the presence of an enemy – similar to Call of Duty: Warzone.

The heroes are Orisa, Sombra, Bastion, and Doomfist will also get some tweaks, with Aaron claiming that the title will see new content on a regular basis.

Overwatch 2 was initially revealed as a co-op PVE experience, in which players choose heroes from a roster and battle hordes of AI enemies, with the plot lingering in the background. The game also features a skill upgrade system, which is based on experience points gained through playing.

According to producer Trace Kennedy, CEO Bobby Kotick played a major role in delaying the title, causing OW2 to lose months of development. at tweet, she claimed that Kotick would “roll out” absolutely crazy ideas and projects to the game, for which the developers would be overtime. These ideas will then be scrapped on a whim with no remorse for the team.

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