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: Overwatch 2 (PS5) – More 2.0 Than a Full Sequel

Heroes reunite.

It’s better to think of Overwatch 2 as Overwatch 2.0 instead of a full sequel. While many of its playable Heroes have undergone significant changes — alongside the introduction of three brand-new ones — this is essentially the same game you’ve been playing for the past six years. Activision Blizzard has (quite literally) stuck a number on the end and called it a day. However, for those in need of an excuse to return to the online title, that might be all it takes. A massively updated version of the same game, Overwatch (2) is still great to play.

The developer has been smart about the re-introduction too, lowering the barrier of entry to just a download. Overwatch 2 ditches the price point of its predecessor for the free-to-play model, replacing loot boxes with a Battle Pass along the way. The latest way of delivering cosmetics (both free and paid for) will always have its doubters, but it’s almost objectively better than the randomised nature of loot boxes. Overwatch joins Fortnite, Apex Legends, and the rest in the present, which is always nice to see.

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