Overwatch 2 is shortly approaching Season 3, and has detailed what to anticipate of the brand new season in a new blog post. On prime of Asian Mythology-themed skins, Overwatch 2 will even introduce a brand new map, host a Valentine’s Day occasion, and add an sudden crossover with One Punch Man.
Overwatch 2 will host its collaboration with One Punch Man, the primary ever main IP collaboration for the sport, from March 7 to April 6. Throughout this time, One Punch Man themed skins and cosmetics will probably be launched to the sport, together with a Saitama pores and skin for Doomfist, and a legendary pores and skin that gamers can earn by way of themed challenges.
On prime of this, Overwatch 2 can be gearing up for the pointless vacation that’s Valentine’s Day subsequent week. The sport’s Final Valentine’s occasion will kick off on February 14 and run till February 28, introducing a limited-time Hanzo 4v4 sport mode, and Help-themed challenges that would see you incomes some epic skins.
There’ll even be the Loverwatch relationship simulator arriving on February 13 (till February 28), which is able to assist you to have interaction in a text-based relationship sim expertise with one in all two characters: Mercy or Genji. This runs for about half an hour, and will be accessed from the Loverwatch web client, quite than in-game.
Subsequent up, we’ll be in receipt of Overwatch 2’s newest map, the Antarctic Peninsula Management map. We bought a superb take a look at this final week and the way it provides to Mei’s backstory, and the map seems to have loads of sights to see, together with an underground drilling station and ice-breaker ship.
What about modifications to rewards? Nicely, Overwatch 2 has stated that it’ll be making a gift of extra in Season 3 than earlier than, together with extra rewards for merely logging in and enjoying the sport. Almost the entire epic and legendary skins from the unique Overwatch sport, 300 in complete, have been added to the Hero Gallery, and at the moment are accessible to buy utilizing both Overwatch cash or credit.
On prime of this, the worth of legendary skins has been lowered from 1900 credit to 1500 credit. There’ll even be 4 earnable skins exterior the battle go, and this season, gamers will probably be given the prospect to earn extra free cosmetics. And, as if that wasn’t rather a lot as is, the primary 5 tiers of the Season 3 battle go will probably be given to gamers at no cost only for logging in. Good.
Final however not least, Season 3 of Overwatch 2 marks the return of PachiMarchi. In a brand new limited-time sport mode named Kill Confirmed, gamers can earn a brand new epic pores and skin, PachiMarchi participant icons, a weapon allure, and a reputation card for finishing the related themed challenges.
Overwatch 2’s third season is actually gearing as much as be one filled with rewards and occasions. Is that this Blizzard’s try at making its God-awful in-game monetisation feel and look higher? Who is aware of. Tell us what you assume.
Just some days in the past, Overwatch 2 additionally detailed an replace to its Protection Matrix Initiative, explaining the brand new methods through which it’s countering and punishing those that cheat or abuse others in-game.