One of the big features promised by the developers when Overwatch 2 was first announced in 2019 was certainly the new PvE mode. Consisting of campaigns that reveal more about the story and individual heroic missions, these are still planned. However, the PvE part will not be ready for the October release.
When the Blizzard developers announced Overwatch 2 more than three years ago, they fulfilled a great wish of many players. Because they announced PvE content for the team shooter in the same breath. Since Overwatch emerged from the remnants of the canceled Project Titan, the individual heroes and the entire game were equipped with significantly more backstory than is usually the case in such a shooter. And that’s exactly what many players wanted to know more about – and what better way than a PvE campaign and heroic missions?
That’s exactly what the developers announced – including a rudimentary talent system that you can use to customize your hero in PvE a little. A feature that could not have been balanced in pure PvP and will therefore only be limited to PvE in Overwatch 2.
PvE won’t come until 2023
However, and this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, Overwatch’s development has seen more than one setback. And Blizzard probably didn’t want to wait any longer with a release of the second part. So the decision was made to put the PvE mode back a bit and concentrate on the core features for now.
As a result, we won’t be able to play any PvE mode in Overwatch 2 by the October 4th release. Instead, it won’t appear until next year. When exactly we can expect it in 2023 is not entirely clear, but it shouldn’t take long, the developers have assured us.
The details of how exactly such a campaign will be structured and how the hero missions work remain unclear for the time being. Apparently there is still a lot of work going on behind the scenes, because we could not or did not want to give us a lot of information in the discussions. Are you still looking forward to the PvE part of Overwatch or don’t you really care and only the PvP banging counts for you?