Blizzard showed off new looks for McCree, Pharah, Reaper, and Widowmaker at Blizzcon 2021 during a behind-the-scenes presentation of Overwatch 2.
After a long pause of new information, Overwatch 2 came out of the woodwork by showing off an updated skin for four more of their heroes at Blizzcon 2021. Overwatch 2 It was last seen when it was unveiled at Blizzcon 2019, but Blizzard developers have been silent about the game ever since. Aside from a few sporadic updates with the launch of Echo, Supervision32North Dakota and latest new hero until the sequel’s release, a new map, and small changes to the first game, such as a flexible role queue option to jump into games faster while earning priority passes to get to the front of the line at the enter the queues with more time. Wait times (which is almost always the line for damage heroes).
New information on Overwatch 2 It seemed like a long shot when Blizzard released the Blizzcon 2021 schedule. However, the developers delivered a wealth of new information in a behind-the-scenes presentation that lasted almost 40 minutes. Other curiosities shown during the presentation include two new maps (Rome and New York City), updated enemy behavior, and a look at the new technology that the developers are using to create. Overwatch 2.
New looks for four of the heroes that Supervision released with (Widowmaker, Reaper, McCree and Pharah) were shown in the Overwatch 2 presentation, now in the PlayOverwatch channel. Arnold Tsang, Character Art Director for Overwatch 2, explained the philosophy Blizzard uses to update new heroes. They want to show the growth and evolution of each character while preserving their legacies. Tsang went into more detail on how the art team goes for a more technical look for each hero, “What it really is to wear very tech fabrics, as well as having very intricate, yet polished straps, designed in a way that is aesthetically pleasing.”
McCree was the first hero to be shown. The art team wanted to preserve its classic cowboy style while giving it a grayer, more aged look. Next was Pharah. They didn’t want to change your model too much, but they play with the color scheme of her armor, bringing her back to SupervisionOriginal colors: white and blue. Pharah’s helmet was also changed as the art team made her visor more transparent to make her face more visible. Reaper received a more militaristic appearance compared to his ghostly appearance in the first Supervision. His iconic mask has also been changed from off-white to metallic silver. The team opted for a more cyberpunk look for Widowmaker, giving her more armor and ditching the ponytail for a long, braided hairstyle.
Good to finally get more details on Overwatch 2 after such a long dry spell. We probably would have gotten more details on the game last year, but going from working together at Blizzard HQ to working at home probably set things back. The game seems to be going well with much more content than originally intended. A release date has yet to be announced and it remains to be seen if there will be versions of the game for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S or if Blizzard will stick with the next generation consoles, PC and Nintendo Switch.
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Sources: PlayOverwatch / YouTube
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