New Overwatch 2 information, along with a pro exhibition match, is coming during the Overwatch League Grand Finals. Major changes coming to the sequel include a re-work for both Bastion and Sombra. Tune in during the pre-show and the half-time show on Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. PT to see the live reveal.
Woo woo woo whee woo whee!
Group up with the Overwatch team on September 25 as we reveal new Overwatch 2 updates live during the @OverwatchLeague Grand Finals.
🛠️ Sombra and Bastion’s reworks
✨ Bastion’s New look
🆚 OW2 Exhibition Match pic.twitter.com/fDdohgGuNA
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) September 16, 2021
Grand Finals host Overwatch 2 re-works in pre-show
The 2022 Overwatch League season will be played on an early version of Overwatch 2. We’ll finally learn a little more about what that means during the final Overwatch League match of this season. These re-works aim to make them more balanced for the new competitive changes in Overwatch 2, including the switch to 5v5.
While not mentioned in this announcement, other significant changes are also coming to support heroes. Overwatch 2 will tune down healing and crowd control since there will only be one tank at play.
Bastion is also getting a redesign along with his mechanical re-work. Some of the key changes include a new hat along with smoother edges on his metallic frame.
Halftime hosts a professional showmatch
Overwatch 2’s gameplay was revealed earlier this year, but we haven’t seen much multiplayer gameplay. During the halftime of the Overwatch League, professional players from the league will face off in a 5v5 exhibition match on an early build of Overwatch 2. Pro players will be able to give Blizzard feedback based on their time with the game.
The two teams competing in the grand finals shouldn’t be playing in the exhibition match, as they have a championship to win. You can watch the grand finals live on Sept.25 via the official Overwatch League YouTube Channel. It could be the last time we see top players in the original Overwatch.
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