More Overwatch 2 crossovers, new progression system coming soon
It may be a while before a sequel, but Overwatch 2 should see more collaborations in the future. Blizzard Entertainment was a bit nervous before the first major skirmish with One Punch Man. Those worries are unfounded, however, as the partnership has grown in popularity, according to the developer.
Overwatch 2 director Aaron Keller discussed the team’s mindset before One Punch Man crossover (event lasts until April 6) and what to expect in the future on game website. “Totally transparent, we’re a bit nervous about incorporating another universe, even one as great as this, into Overwatch,” he wrote.
“Khi chúng tôi lần đầu tiên công bố sự hợp tác, chúng tôi đã nói về các giá trị của mình với cách chúng tôi muốn xử lý các sự kiện như thế này và người chơi dường như đồng ý với chúng tôi. Sự phổ biến của sự kiện đã giúp chúng tôi tự tin thực hiện nhiều hoạt động hợp tác hơn nữa và chúng tôi đang hy vọng được công chiếu [sic] another big collaboration later this year.”
These types of collaborations have become almost universal in other major free-to-play games. Fortnite has a long history with Marvel superheroes in battle royale games and Attack on Titan crossover is now available. Meanwhile, The shredder from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0.
Now Keller talked about more than just crossovers for FPS. He also mentioned Blizzard’s changes and plans to make Overwatch 2 more rewarding for players after receiving harsh complaints from the fan base.
“Events now often have skins that can be earned, and we’ve added Credits to the Battle Pass that allows players to buy nearly all of the original [Overwatch] event skins,” said Keller. “On top of that, we’ve dramatically increased the amount of XP earned from each match. We’re working on rebuilding the On Fire system in the new engine… We’re also working on a much larger Player and Hero development system that we hope to launch later this year. . This new system replaces the old player leveling system, while expanding it to offer a wide range of categories for players to level up and show off your progress to others.”
FPS will celebrate its six-month birthday next week. For more on the game, check out GameSpot’s Overwatch 2 Review.
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