Oh how time flies, we’ve already hit Season 3 in Overwatch 2. Blizzard has kept to their seasonal promise and given players plenty of things to unlock and events to experience. It doesn’t seem like they’re planning on slowing down either with this season bringing a new map, a new feature to improve streamer well-being, updates to the battle pass and competitive mode, the return of workshop (finally), an IP collab and… a Mercy/Genji love story.
NEW MAP: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
Journey across the frozen Antarctic Peninsula. Discover the abandoned station where the Overwatch Ecopoint team once searched for the source of a dangerous anomaly threatening the world and explore the wreckage of the icebreaker ship that failed to rescue Mei-Ling Zhou and her friends.
NEW FEATURE: STREAMER PROTECT
Players can now activate Streamer Protect options in-game settings. These options will provide players with ways to hide identifying information when livestreaming matches.
RETURN OF OVERWATCH CREDITS
Overwatch Credits, which were previously labeled “Legacy Credits” and were not earnable in Overwatch 2, can now once again be earned through progressing in the Season 3 Battle Pass.
All players can earn up to 1500 credits as free rewards, and another 500 credits are available as premium rewards in the Season 3 Battle Pass.
Credits can be spent in the Hero Gallery, which now contains nearly all seasonal Epic and Legendary-tier skins released prior to the launch of Overwatch 2. This includes many skins that were previously only available for purchase with Coins in the “Just for You” section of our Shop
COMPETITIVE PLAY JUST GOT BETTER
Season 3 competitive play begins now! Here are some of the latest updates aimed at improving the competitive experience in Overwatch 2:
– Skill tiers and divisions will adjust after every 5 wins or 15 losses and ties (formally 7 wins or 20 losses and ties)
– Players can select the “View Competitive Progress” button from the Competitive menu to view their progress toward receiving a rank update
Season three will bring back our advanced workshop tools for custom game creators to use. In doing this, we want to ensure that our custom games remain safe and enjoyable for all players. As such, we’re also introducing new moderation technology that will automatically remove custom games containing inappropriate titles or content, along with issuing restrictions or actioning accounts of those who create and post those games. If you see an inappropriate custom game, please report it! Our recent Defense Matrix update has more information.
ONE PUNCH MAN IP COLLABORATION
The first-ever major IP collaboration for Overwatch 2, Blizzard is looking to explore other potential collaborations in the future.
OVERWATCH DATING SIMULATOR
Can you feel the love? Our Ultimate Valentine event kicks off on Valentine’s Day this year with a Hanzo 4v4 Limited Time Mode and Support-themed challenges that can net you two earnable epic skins, among other rewards. In another first for Overwatch 2, don’t miss out on the Loverwatch dating simulator, which launches on February 13!
Loverwatch is a non-canon text-based dating sim where players will choose between two potential dating paths: Mercy or Genji. Players will be presented with dialogue options to interact with that hero and will be assisted by Cupid (who looks suspiciously like Hanzo). Unlock the secret ending, and you’ll be rewarded with a themed POTG Highlight!
Once live, Loverwatch will be accessible at https://www.Loverwatch.gg and available on web client only. The experience will be playable until February 28 in Korean, Japanese, Spanish, German, French, and English. The full playthrough lasts roughly 30 minutes.
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