Overwatch 2: Blizzard Acknowledges Battle Pass Problems, Promises Better

Overwatch 2 followers aren’t fully proud of the sport’s rewards and cosmetics, particularly contemplating their excessive value. And Blizzard is not glad, both.

During a prolonged weblog put up, new Overwatch 2 govt producer Jared Neuss revealed that Blizzard is planning some large modifications to how its season passes will work.

“In Season 2, we have modified up our rewards a bit so that every occasion has a pores and skin you may earn by taking part in, along with the opposite beauty rewards we already provide,” he defined. Notably, the sport’s latest Halloween Terror occasion rewarded little past voice strains, some titles, and XP.

“We’re additionally going to proceed our Twitch drops packages so as to earn skins and in-game goodies by supporting your favourite creators,” he added. “While we’re engaged on the long-term plans, we wish upcoming seasons to really feel extra rewarding than Season 1.”

Improvements to battle go rewards will go a good distance, particularly if this consists of extra free skins… however there’s extra to do in the long run.

Thankfully, Blizzard is planning to up the ante with regards to Season 3.

“For Season 3 and past, we’re taking a look at a mixture of Battle Pass modifications, extra attention-grabbing Challenges to pursue, and extra thrilling play-focused development methods for you all to dig into. We’ll be capable of speak about a few of these modifications quickly, however different modifications could take extra time to lock-in.”

Quite what this implies for Overwatch 2 stays to be seen, and because the recreation’s shift to free-to-play, monetization has confirmed to be a little bit of a sticking level. Especially since one explicit weapon allure was cheaper to purchase in actual life than in-game.

However, the corporate appears to wish to get the correct steadiness.

“We aren’t utterly glad with how all the things feels proper now,” he mentioned. “There’s rather a lot we like about it—knocking out a bunch of every day/weekly challenges or getting one thing new for a hero you’re keen on can really feel nice! But we additionally acknowledge that right this moment’s expertise has a chance for enchancment that we have to give attention to.”

IGN’s Overwatch 2 evaluation gave it 8/10 and mentioned: “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 fundamentals 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 seems to be shiny with what is ready to return over the next months.”

Want to learn extra about Overwatch 2? Check out its new tank hero, Ramattra in addition to what number of gamers Overwatch 2 reached in its first month.

Ryan Leston is an leisure journalist and movie critic for IGN. You can observe him on Twitter.

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