Tuesday, June 15, 2021
    Home Tags Overwatch


    Blizzard Reveals Overwatch 2 Types of Sombra and Baptiste

    News is thin on the ground regarding the sequel to the monster smash hit Overwatch, but it started to trickle out today. Blizzard revealed some new character models for Baptiste and Sombra, who will be returning in Overwatch 2.Aside from “new hair shader technology” there isn’t really a lot more that can be said about today’s not-particularly-massive reveal, but these new character models do look very, very cool.Blizzard is playing its cards incredibly close to its chest in terms of releasing any hard and fast information about when we’ll see Overwatch 2, instead choosing to hand out little nuggets of information to help people remember that the game is indeed still a thing. A 38-minute “Behind the Scenes” video was released back in February, but things have been pretty quiet since then with only a team size announcement being made.RELATED: Overwatch 2 Team Size Decreases to Five PlayersA short trailer was also released via the company’s Twitter account, which you can see below.Looking for me?Baptiste and Sombra get new threads in #Overwatch2 pic.twitter.com/ZVkqQfUgy0— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) June 10, 2021We’ll bring you more on a release date for Overwatch 2 just as soon as we have it.RELATED: Overwatch is Getting Cross-Play Soon, Cross-Progression Coming Later

    Overwatch Soon gets Cross-Play, Cross-Progression Later Coming

    After five years, Overwatch is finally getting cross-play. This feature will allow players from one system to play with players on another system, as is the standard. There is no release date for it, but anyone who logs in before the end of 2021 will get a rare Legendary Loot Box to celebrate. However, there are a few caveats that are worth looking into because it can get a little complicated.[embedded content]All console players — meaning those on Switch, PS4, and Xbox One — will have to link their accounts to a Battle.net account. PC players obviously don’t have to. Cross-progression “will not be available at launch” according to Game Director Aaron Keller in the above Developer Update. But he said the Overwatch team is excited to work on it in the future. OWL Tokens will also only be on the system where they were purchased.MORE: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart ReviewFrom there, it gets more dicey. Players can play with anyone from any system, but there are rules for certain modes. By default, a party of console players will be matched with console players. A party of PC players will be matched with PC players as well as groups of hybrid PC and console parties by default. For competitive play, hybrid parties will not be allowed, meaning it is all console or all PC.Solo queueing into Quick Play on console will match players will the console pool of players — PS4, Switch, and Xbox One — and not PC players. Essentially, console players should only see PC players if they are playing with PC players themselves in a hybrid party. PC players with pro Genjis or Widowmakers shouldn’t just appear in all-console party matches. However, there are a lot of moving parts here so the details may change as the feature goes live and more dig into what it can and cannot do.Disabling cross-play altogether will only match players on that particular system, but PC players can’t disable cross-play. Input methods don’t matter either so PC players with controllers will still be considered PC players. Console aim assists will be disabled if matched with PC players to “equalize play during the match” but will be re-enabled in all-console matches.MORE: Report: New Call of Duty Will Be Revealed in Warzone Later This Summer

    Must Read

    Get notified on updates    OK No thanks