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Do You Have to Buy Overwatch 2?

Many players are currently asking one question regarding the next entry in Blizzard's popular franchise. Do you have to buy Overwatch 2?
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Blizzcon 2019 delivered plenty of exciting surprises for the fans of Blizzard Entertainment’s array of games. One of these high-profile announcements saw Overwatch 2 be officially announced. However, some details regarding the newly announced title left many players confused regarding exactly how the sequel will operate with its predecessor and if it is worth buying the new game. Fortunately, we have gathered together everything you need to know when you are deciding whether or not to buy Overwatch 2.

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Do You Have to Buy Overwatch 2?

To not split the franchise’s player base up with the release of the series’ first sequel, Blizzard Entertainment revealed that all of the cosmetics and progress a player has earned would transfer over to the new game. Also, all of the new player versus player (PvP) content that will be added to the sequel will be added to the first title.

With this in mind, someone who is only interested in playing the PvP portion of the new game will be able to do so without purchasing it. Unfortunately, those who do not buy Overwatch 2 will be unable to experience all of the new player versus environment (PvE) content that is going to be a significant portion of the sequel’s array of content. 

Do You Have to Buy Overwatch 2

Those interested in the PvE aspect of the title should buy the highly anticipated game. Players who are only wanting to play the new title’s PvP content will not need to buy the sequel to enjoy all of the new things the franchise’s multiplayer section will be updated with in the future. 

Ultimately, the decision is yours and should be based on what kind of experience you are looking for when you boot up Blizzard’s popular first-person shooter. One thing is for sure, though. You will only be left behind in the PvE department if you do not buy Overwatch 2. Your PvP experience will keep on moving like a well-oiled machine. 

Are you looking to learn even more about entry 2 in the popular franchise? If so, be sure to check out our dedicated hub for the upcoming title or our three most recent pieces of coverage below:

What are your thoughts on everything that Overwatch 2 has to offer? Will you be adding the sequel to your game library? Let us know over on Facebook and Twitter!

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Nicholas Barth
Guides Writer Nicholas enjoys helping fellow members of the video game community learn more about their favorite games. First-person shooters and Battle Royale games are what you can usually find Nicholas playing when he isn't writing. We will congratulate you if you can find a bigger Call of Duty fan than Nicholas, who has been playing since he got Call of Duty 2 with his first Xbox 360. [email protected]