Overwatch 2’s PvE Hero Mode has been canceled, but PvE content will continue to be released
Unfortunately, the long-awaited PvE campaign for Overwatch 2 has been canceled and Blizzard has explained why it was canceled while also releasing a new OW2 roadmap for 2023.
Overwatch 2 was released back in October 2022 and was mostly disappointing. Some great new heroes like Junker Queen and Kiriko have been introduced to the OW2 universe, but many fans feel that this isn’t a major improvement over the original game.
To make matters worse, Blizzard has canceled the much-anticipated PvE Hero Mode campaign.
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Why is OW2 PvE cancelled?
Blizzard has canceled the once-promised PvE Hero Mode campaign for Overwatch 2 because they “cannot deliver on” the “original vision shown in 2019.”
This comes from OW2 Executive Producer Jared Neuss. during one developer chat Streamed on YouTube, Neuss said that Blizzard will no longer offer the “dedicated hero mode with talent trees and long-term progression.”
While disappointing, he clarified on his Twitter account that there will still be PvE content. This includes the following:
- Big story missions
- New film sequences
- co-op events
- Single player hero mastery missions
OW2 was first unveiled at an incredible eight minutes long hour zero Theatrical trailer that promised a great story. It’s a shame that this potential will never be realized, but there’s still plenty of content to look forward to this year.
Overwatch 2 roadmap 2023
Below is the Overwatch 2 roadmap for 2023:
Season 5 – June 13:
- New LTM – Mischief and Magic
- Cinematic Reveal
- summer games
- Creator Workshop mode
- 5v5 mini-competition season
- On Fire returns
- story missions
- New support hero
- flash point
- Hero Championship Missions
- shooting range
- player progression system
- Overwatch Anniversary
Season 7 and beyond:
- tank hero
- New LTM collaboration event
- winter event
- New Hero Championship Missions (Multiplayer)
- Roadhog rework
- Fan-favorite modes return
- cinema debuts
- The competitive Mystery Heroes returns
- Lore Codex
- Sombra Revision
Overwatch 2 is available on PlayStation, PC and Xbox.
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