Two months after its chaotic launch, Overwatch 2 is in a a lot more healthy place and Blizzard is gearing up for the sport’s second season. A gameplay trailer for the season, which begins on December sixth and can introduce one other new tank character, offers a glimpse of an upcoming limited-time mode. It’s known as Battle for Olympus and it’ll run from January fifth till January nineteenth.
Blizzard solely provided a quick have a look at Battle for Olympus within the trailer, however it takes place on a revamped model of the Ilios map and exhibits Roadhog firing rocks (as an alternative of his normal scrap) and Junker Queen raining lightning down onto the battlefield. To wit, Blizzard says heroes will likely be “imbued with superior god-like powers” on this mode.
Speaking of Junker Queen, the tank who joined the lineup when Overwatch 2 launched, she’s the recipient of a mythic pores and skin in season two, which (maybe unsurprisingly) has a Greek mythology theme. The Zeus look has customizable components and new weapon fashions, voice strains and particular results. That rad pores and skin is the reward for reaching degree 80 of the subsequent battle cross.
The Winter Wonderland and Lunar New Year occasions will return in the course of the season as nicely, and so they’ll function contemporary skins. During final month’s Halloween occasion, there was no method for gamers to earn new occasion skins without cost, which led to a backlash from gamers. However, Blizzard has stated that, beginning in season two, each occasion could have a pores and skin that followers can unlock by merely enjoying the sport — similar to they might within the Overwatch 1 days.
The trailer additionally provided a have a look at the brand new escort map for season two, Shambali Monastery, the place Zenyatta and the most recent tank hero, Ramattra, used to reside (a deeper dive into the map is coming later this week). Ramattra is the sport’s first so-called “tempo” tank. He can change kinds and acquire entry to alternate talents. He’s all about closing the hole between his group and the enemy. Ramattra will initially be gated behind the season two battle cross. Buying the premium battle cross will unlock him immediately, however you will must grind via the ranks to say him without cost.
Elsewhere, Blizzard will rotate the map choice for the core sport modes. Two maps, Oasis and Nepal, will likely be playable at completely different instances of day. Balance adjustments for some heroes are on the best way and people who miss out on unlocking Sojourn, Junker Queen and Kiriko in season one will be capable to add them to their roster by profitable a sure variety of video games.