It looks like Overwatch 2 is looking to not only dethrone the first game, but wipe it out entirely. Overwatch 2 will be a sequel, but not one that players are anticipating according to a recent leaker that expanded a bit more on what the initial leak revealed earlier this week.
According to leaker @Metro_OW, one source that revealed the same information that ESPN shared before the document went live, Overwatch 2 will replace Overwatch 1 completely in an effort to avoid dividing the player base. In their statement they mentioned "Slasher already corrected himself with Echo for Overwatch not being at Blizzcon. A move of everyone over to OW 2 is more likely."
He added, "This means, a complete engine and content update and the rebranding of the game to Overwatch 2. I could best compare this to Fortnite Chapter 2 even though I don't like it. Overwatch as we know it will be scrapped. You can also call this a huge update to Overwatch. This is partially speculation but the info I gave out over the last few days is true."
This leak does resonate with what Jeff Kaplan said at the end of last year where Overwatch will have a "major update" that will essentially act as a reboot. What says reboot better than everything described so far? PvE, new game modes, heroes, and a focus on story? These are all things players have been asking for over the years and fit the "reboot" Kaplan talked about to the T.
Many assumed the massive overhauls on characters like Torbjorn and Symetra were this reboot, especially with the latter changing classes entirely, but two hero changes don't really equate to a reboot. Luckily, we'll find out soon enough because BlizzCon kicks off this Friday!
To learn more about what Overwatch 2 will allegedly have to offer, you can check out our previous coverage here as well as a few other Overwatch stories below:
- Overwatch for Nintendo Switch Review | A Port That Got Hit With a "Nerf This"
- Overwatch's Genji Transforms Into World of Warcraft's Illidan And More Rewards With Virtual BlizzCon Ticket
- Overwatch and Horizon Zero Dawn Collide With This Awesome Aloy Concept Art
Overwatch 2 aside, the original Overwatch is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.