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Overwatch was Blizzard Entertainment’s take on a multiplayer first-person shooter game. The game was launched back in 2016 with great reviews from critics and players alike. Although the game to this date is great, it will be replaced by the upcoming Overwatch 2.
Overwatch 2 will launch on October 4, 2022, and unlike its predecessor, it will be free-to-play. The game was originally announced in 2019, and it got a reveal trailer in June of this year. Overwatch 2 is set to completely replace the original, rendering it unplayable.
Today at the Tokyo Game Show we got some new information about the game along with a new character reveal. Kiriko is the newest addition to our heroes. She is a lot like Genji (her brother) from the original Overwatch, but instead of blades she used Kunai. She is more of a support hero than a damage dealer. Her main focus is to be very mobile and precise.
We also have a list of all the abilities Kiriko will possess:
Kiriko will join Overwatch 2 on October 4th when it releases. However, she will be part of the new Battle Pass integrated into the game and will be locked behind tier 55. So you have to pay for the battle pass to play as the new character. If you owned the original Overwatch, you’ll get the Battle Pass for free.
Overwatch 2’s Season 1 trailer has also been revealed along with the new character. It includes 6 new maps and a new game mode. You can watch the trailer here:
The new game mode will be called ‘Push’. It will be put on a new map called Esperança, Portugal. The new location has a very bright design. Teams can wing and surprise attack each other as the push bot moves through the map.
In a more controversial move, loot boxes have been removed from the game. Yes, it is now free, but there is only one Battle Pass now through which you can unlock all the heroes. The Battle Pass has two levels; Battle Pass and Battle Pass Premium. The bounty unlocks tons of skins when purchased, while normally you have to grind the game to get them.
What are your thoughts on Overwatch 2’s Battle Pass? Do you think this is the right move? Let us know what you think in the comments below.