BlizzCon Online’s Overwatch 2 update announced in February

If you are eagerly anticipating Overwatch 2, you’ll have to wait just a few more months as Overwatch manager Jeff Kaplan confirmed that the Overwatch 2 update is scheduled at BlizzCon Online in February. Developer update Kaplan confirmed that Overwatch fans will learn more about the upcoming BlizzCon Online segment that will take place from February 19-20. The two-day event is a fully digital alternative to the company’s annual BlizzCon event, which is usually a live fan event in Anaheim, California.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Blizzard announced that it will skip its physical event in 2020, and will host a fully digital alternative in 2021. Other agreements such as GDC and PAX have also moved online this year as a result of the pandemic.Overwatch 2 is the sequel to Blizzard’s competitive PvP shooter that will expand science and the universe with its story-focused PvE mode. There will also be new maps, modes, and rival heroes, but these additions will also come to the first Overwatch for free.

The rest of the Kaplan developer update focuses on a new free-for-all deathmatch map called Kanezaka. Based on a Japanese site, Kanezaka is a free map currently available for testing on PTR. The Winter Wonderland 2020 event also continues at Overwatch and will run until January 5.

Read IGN’s Overwatch 2 preview in action here.

Matt TM Kim is a reporter for IGN.

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