Closed PvP Test in April : It hasn’t been as good as people thought it would be. Overwatch 2 has become Blizzard’s top priority, which has led to very little new content in the original game and very little communication from Blizzard itself.
Overwatch 2 game director Aaron Keller has to say in his most recent developer update video. Besides that, Keller also says that Overwatch 2 could be out sooner than people thought it would be.
Overwatch fans haven’t been happy with Blizzard so far, and something needs to change. Keller thinks this is true. First, Keller says that Blizzard will be a lot more open with people.
That’s not Keller’s most important promise, though. There aren’t any more Overwatch games, so the team has decided to make Overwatch 2 playable as soon as it can instead.
As a result of this, Blizzard will put a lot more emphasis on making Overwatch 2 more competitive and less focused on making it more fun for people to play together. That’s because that’s what Overwatch 2 will be all about.
This isn’t the only thing Blizzard has done that has paid off. It plans to start Overwatch 2’s first PvP alpha test this week. This alpha will only be available to Blizzard employees and professional Overwatch players.
This is a necessary step before the alpha can be made available to everyone else.
Keller says that a closed PvP beta is likely to be released in April.
This is a concise time frame, moving from an internal alpha to an external closed beta in just a few months.
But it shows that Keller kept his promise to get Overwatch 2 out as quickly as possible. Keller says that the development team is sure that Overwatch 2 will be good because of feedback from inside the company, and he thinks that the players will agree.
Also, Keller talks about Overwatch 2’s long-term direction. That’s what he says is the “singular goal” of Overwatch 2. He wants to make sure it’s a “living and breathing game.” So, Overwatch 2 will be full of new things all the time.
Many people thought that Overwatch 2’s PvP would be out a long time ago. However, it may not be the whole game that Overwatch was when it came out at the start. When Overwatch 2 comes out, the entire experience will come later.
This is because there is a rush to make it playable and a need to support its live service structure. What that means in practice is still up in the air, but the expectations for Overwatch 2 should change, at least.
For PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One, Overwatch 2 work on, and it will be out soon.