Furthermore, with out the protection supplied by a second tank gamers are doubtless to use the setting extra and play extra strategically and aggressively. And since Overwatch and Overwatch 2 could have parity, this implies PvP groups will shrink to 5 for each variations when Overwatch 2 comes out.
Blizzard says that the change to 5v5 will replace Overwatch’s traditional roles. Starting with the sequel, Tanks will change considerably and turn into extra front-line brawlers than stationary shields.
In addition, every function will get a passive function bonus that may complement every heroes’ distinctive means.Tanks could have knockback discount and cut back final cost acquire when taking injury from enemies. Damage heroes will get a motion pace bonus, and Support heroes could have automated self-healing in the event that they don’t take injury for an prolonged interval of time.
This is one of the most important shake-ups to Overwatch PvP and will doubtlessly re-shape the aggressive scene. By dropping the group rely to 5, the contentious 2-2-2 Meta (2 Tanks, 2 Damage, 2 Healer) will not be potential, and it’ll give Tanks gamers a doubtlessly larger hand within the motion.
It stays to be seen how this new group rely will shake out in motion however stick round for extra information from right this moment’s Overwatch 2 briefing.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor.