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.