Overwatch 2 PvE: Everything We Know About Overwatch 2's Story Mode

Overwatch 2 PvE: Everything We Know About Overwatch 2's Story Mode
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Kiera Mills


9th Jan 2023 12:13

Unlike its predecessor, Blizzard has confirmed that Overwatch 2 will have a PvE mode which will delve deeper into established lore behind some of the most popular characters. Overwatch 2's PvP mode launched October 4, 2022, and was a hit success reaching twenty-five million players in just the first ten days of launch. If you're excited about the story mode and want to know when we can expect it to release and what we can expect, read here.

Overwatch 2: Story Mode Features

Overwatch 2: Story Clip
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Besides animated shorts and limited-time PvE game modes, this is the first time that Blizzard will have an established PvE mode for the Overwatch franchise. This is an exciting prospect for fans as Overwatch has established lore around many of the game's favourite characters.

The story mode will be available to play in co-op and will feature an entire campaign in which players can replay the end 'Hero Missions'. The mode will also incorporate many standard RPG features such as a skill tree and unlockable upgrades. Some upgrades will be exclusive to PvE mode and players will have to participate to get them.

Overwatch 2 Story Mode: When Will It Release?

Overwatch 2: Cutscene
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Blizzard hasn't released a specific date for PvE yet but they have released a roadmap for 2023 in which they specify that they will "push the story forwards through PvE experiences beginning in 2023". So, we can surmise that story mode will be released sometime in early 2023. Fans have speculated on a February date with the release of season 3, but this is down to rumours so far. Stay tuned for future updates.

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