In an attempt to bring more diversity to the game format, Blizzard has revealed during its BlizzConline online event that it will bet on introducing small passive skills in each class of ‘Overwatch 2‘. The three main “roles” of the playful formula (attack, tank and support) will receive minor modifications aimed at helping the player to solve adverse situations in combat, adding, in addition, an extra layer of depth and strategy to the planning of the attack and the defense of each team. For example, attackers with less armor will be more agile since a movement bonus will be applied to them. In contrast, tanks, due to their size, will be less sensitive to impulse hits and will receive new offensive elements.
The development team aims for frontline fighters to be able to establish themselves as more dynamic elements and not simply as the shields of their teammates. Reinhardt, without going any further, will be added two Fire Projectiles whose charge can be canceled. This will give the character a much more aggressive character than in the past. Or rather, in relation to its current counterpart.
However, it is important to note that these passive skills (and other new features of the game) could not finally be applied to the commercial product, as the project is in a phase of internal experimentation. In any case, it is clear that these passive characteristics should not transform the way ‘Overwatch 2’ is played either, especially since it does not seem in the company’s interest to change such a well-established concept among players of the original format.
To know the rest of the news about the game, its managers, with Jeff Kaplan at the head of his large group of collaborators, has shared some examples of these modifications in a video “behind the scenes” of ‘Overwatch 2’. The developers also reserve a space to comment on some aspects of other novelties, such as the story mode and a new aspect called “hero missions”, which will delve into the world in which the game is based and the backgrounds and motivations of the characters , the new settings and appearances of Reaper, McCree, Pharah, and WidowMaker. At the moment, ‘Overwatch 2’ still has no release date.