Overwatch 2: There will be new players around 100 matches to unlock all the original heroes
Overwatch 2 players new to the series will have to unlock the original characters, which means the cast won’t be available on day one.
This news comes from a Overwatch 2 blog postas reported by Destructoid. In it, Blizzard says a consistent response they’ve received is that new players feel overwhelmed by Overwatch’s hero pool and various modes. As a result, the team implemented a new First Time User Experience, or FTUE, designed for Overwatch 2 players who have never played Overwatch.
The new FTUE addresses that feedback directly. In phase one, players will need to unlock the game’s chat modes and functions – this happens “quickly,” Blizzard wrote in the blog post. Then, in phase two, players will unlock the original Overwatch heroes by playing “about 100 matches,” according to Destructoid. It’s important to note that this is only for the heroes of the original game – New heroes will be unlocked through Overwatch 2’s battle pass system.
Competitive Play can be unlocked by winning 50 Quick Play matches. However, Blizzard said, “most FTUE restrictions are lifted when in a group, so new players can team up with their friends at any time to play almost any mode play.” However, competition is the exception.
“While this [new FTUE] This process helps players join the fun, it’s also an effective way to prevent disruptive behavior and fraud, “blog reads.” FTUE is an investment to complete as it takes time to unlock game features – Competitiveness, in particular, is not accessible without winning matches. Disruptive players can’t immediately influence the larger community, with things like voice chat and unlocking match chat later in FTUE. Brand new accounts created by cheaters or disruptive players will have to play through this experience, giving us the opportunity to identify suspicious accounts before they enter other game modes. ”
If you have an account with Overwatch playtime on it or if you own Monitoring point packageBlizzard says, you won’t have to play through User Experience for the first time.
There are many other things in blog postincludes details on Overwatch 2’s Ping system, Confirmation, machine learning, and audio recordings, as well as its overall Defense Matrix Initiative experience, so be sure to check it out if you care about.
Overwatch 2 launches PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on October 4. While waiting for next week’s free release, read about how Overwatch 2 developers spent a year creating Genji’s customizable Mythic skin and then read about how Overwatch 2 VP interested in exploring brand collaborations similar to Fortnite’s Naruto crossover.
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