Overwatch 2 Game Overview

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Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment (separate Blizzard account required)

Platform: Playstation, Xbox, Switch, PC

Genre: First-Person Shooter (FPS)

Crossplay: Yes

Price: Free to play

Rating: T for Teen

Overwatch 2 101

  • Overwatch 2 is a 5v5 “Hero Shooter”, full of different playable characters, each with their own unique abilities, mechanics, etc. Each team can only have one of each hero active at any given time. 
  • For PC, Overwatch 2 is available to download on the Battle.net Games Client.
  • Upon release, Overwatch 2 quickly rose to the upper echelon of the esports world with its dedicated focus on standout team-focused gameplay.  
  • Competitive Overwatch 2 games are played across four different modes: 
    • Hybrid (Combination of Assault and Escort. Attacking team must first battle the defenders to win control of an objective point where a payload sits. Once the point is taken, the payload becomes activated, and attackers must escort it to the delivery point at the other end of the map.)
    • Control (Both teams fight to capture a single objective)
    • Escort (Attackers escort a payload while defenders try to stop their progress)
    • Push (teams fight over control of a robot in an effort to escort it as it pushes your team’s barricade to the delivery point.)
  • Each game mode ends when Attackers accomplish their objective OR Defenders hold off until the game timer reaches zero. 

Mechanics 

  • Each hero has unique weapons and abilities suited for various situations.
  • Heroes are separated into three distinct categories: 
    • Damage heroes seek out to engage and defeat opponents using their various tools and abilities. It is the duty of a damage hero to secure eliminations. 
    • Support players empower their allies by healing, boosting damage, or providing vital utility. These heroes are essential to a team’s survival. 
    • Tanks soak up damage, create space for the team, and break apart fortified positions. Heroes in the tank category will lead the charge. 
  • Along with each hero comes multiple abilities. These are defined in three ways: 
    • Active (needs to cool down between uses. Average 2 per hero)
    • Passive (unique, inherent abilities/perks that do not need to be activated)
    • Ultimate (powerful abilities; charge them by healing allies or dealing damage)

Extras

  • You will find a guide on how to build a custom match for Overwatch HERE.
  • View our Console & PC Overview HERE.
  • View PC Minimum System requirements HERE.