Overwatch 2 followers aren’t completely pleased with the sport’s rewards and cosmetics, particularly contemplating their excessive price. And Blizzard isn’t glad, both.
Throughout a prolonged weblog publish, new Overwatch 2 govt producer Jared Neuss revealed that Blizzard is planning some massive adjustments to how its season passes will work.
“In Season 2, we’ve modified up our rewards a bit so that every occasion has a pores and skin you possibly can earn by taking part in, along with the opposite beauty rewards we already provide,” he defined. Notably, the sport’s current Halloween Terror occasion rewarded little past voice strains, some titles, and XP.
“We’re additionally going to proceed our Twitch drops applications so to earn skins and in-game goodies by supporting your favourite creators,” he added. “Whereas we’re engaged on the long-term plans, we wish upcoming seasons to really feel extra rewarding than Season 1.”
Enhancements to battle cross rewards will go a good distance, particularly if this contains extra free skins… however there’s extra to do in the long run.
Fortunately, Blizzard is planning to up the ante on the subject of Season 3.
“For Season 3 and past, we’re taking a look at a mixture of Battle Cross adjustments, extra attention-grabbing Challenges to pursue, and extra thrilling play-focused development methods for you all to dig into. We’ll be capable to speak about a few of these adjustments quickly, however different adjustments could take extra time to lock-in.”
Fairly what this implies for Overwatch 2 stays to be seen, and because the sport’s shift to free-to-play, monetization has confirmed to be a little bit of a sticking level. Particularly since one explicit weapon allure was cheaper to purchase in actual life than in-game.
Nevertheless, the corporate does appear to wish to get the suitable stability.
“We aren’t fully glad with how all the things feels proper now,” he stated. “There’s rather a lot we like about it—knocking out a bunch of day by day/weekly challenges or getting one thing new for a hero you’re keen on can really feel nice! However we additionally acknowledge that at this time’s expertise has alternative for enchancment that we have to deal with.”
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IGN’s Overwatch 2 evaluation gave it 8/10 and stated: “Overwatch 2 breathes new life into what was as soon as the sharpest multiplayer shooter round, earlier than it had its edges severely dulled by Blizzard’s consideration shifting away,” including that “The basics are all set for Overwatch to shine because it as soon as did within the multiplayer shooter scene as soon as once more, and the long run undoubtedly appears vibrant with what is ready to return over the next months.”
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Ryan Leston is an leisure journalist and movie critic for IGN. You’ll be able to observe him on Twitter.