As we informed you last week, it was shared that we could soon find out news about Overwatch and Overwatch 2. Among them, a video that allowed us to take a look at a preview of the presentation of news about this title and its sequel. Those responsible stated in it that they are “revitalizing the core Overwatch experience” with a new type of map called Push, more maps and “major game updates” as well as “part of the philosophy behind the changes coming to Overwatch PvP. two”.
Well, we get a news of the most important related to the PVP component of Overwatch and Overwatch 2 in the near future. These are the details that have been shared:
- According to the new game director, Aaron Keller (replacement for Jeff Kaplan), Overwatch PVP matches will be reduced from 6 players per team to just 5.
- This means that there will no longer be a second Tank per team. From now on, all teams will consist of two damage, two support, and a single tank.
- Blizzard is reviewing each of the tanks to make sure they are capable of withstanding the added pressure.
Here’s what Keller shared about these changes:
Overwatch has changed over time. We have gone from having no hero limits… to having a hero limit. We ended up introducing a role lock over the course of the game. We believe this is the next step in the way Overwatch should be played.
As is usual in these cases, this change has created disparity of opinions among the gaming community, with some in favor and others against this measure.
Overwatch caused a sensation in the world of video games for its cooperative action back in 2016 and since October 15, 2019 it is also available in Nintendo Switch. On the other hand, Overwatch 2 is currently in development and it is unknown when it will be released.
What do you think of this decision?