Alongside all of its woke and social justice themes there will be a story campaign available when Overwatch 2 launches across PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. However, this campaign won’t be open but linear and strictly set for co-op, according to a new report.
The last time we reported on Overwatch 2 was back when Jeff Kaplan revealed that the dark-skinned Canadian PoC character, Sojourn, will play a central role in the main story.
Although the actual story remains a mystery at this point, what isn’t a mystery is that the sequel to Overwatch 2 will expand on pushing the narrative/story forward through its PvE mode.
In addition to the above, website dexerto.com reports that folks won’t find a single-player experience through this story campaign in the second Overwatch game.
In other words, if you want to play by yourself it sounds like that won’t be possible. Instead, you need other people to make it work according to the site sourcing Kaplan speaking to fans via forums.blizzard.com:
“For PvE we add a full story arc told through story missions (even though it’s a linear story I am reluctant to call it a campaign because it’s co-op, not single player). We’ll also have Hero Missions (which are highly replayable PvE backed by a progression system). The closest analogy (although neither is quite accurate) is Adventure mode in Diablo III or World Quests in WoW (again, not a great analogy but indicative of the level of replay we’re hoping for).
For PvP we’re adding a completely new pool of PvP maps including a new game mode called Push.
For both modes, new heroes will be added.”
This means that if you would like to see Overwatch 2′s story from beginning to end, it must be done while playing with others. However, if you can’t match up with people or you’re stuck with folks that have no idea how to do a mission, then you’re screwed.
While we wait to see if bots will be a thing to cover for missing players or those that bail on you, the sequel to the 2015 hero shooter is due out across PC and home consoles sometime later this year.