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Apparently it was discussed at Blizcon, although I can't find a source outside of a panel interview on Youtube. However, assuming that things have stayed the same, the existing game will be updated to v2.0; OW1 will cease to exist and existing owners can buy the campaign mission packs if they want them. If you don't already own OW then I assume you'll be able to buy the base MP-only and buy the missions if you want them, and there'll probably be a bundle containing all of it.

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1 hour ago, Superunknown said:

OW1 will cease to exist

 

See this I find baffling. Why not keep the servers for both or open it up to allow people to run them?

 

Counterstrike: Source is still played today because there are people who still want to play that instead of CS: GO

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8 hours ago, carlospie said:

It's overwatch v 1.1.

 

The joke is 'this sequal could have been an email', which I tend to agree with. The changes from ow1 were minor enough that the updates the game.missed over two years because this was in development would have probably gotten to game to this state anyway. 

That being said, the size changes are about you'd expect for a sequal to an FPS. Better graphics, tweaked UI, a few new features, rebalanced classes. Multilayer shooter sequals have to be the same but more, or it's just a different game.

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They haven’t mentioned pve stuff for ages, not that I was particularly excited about it. By the looks of it it’s going to launch with 3 extra maps, 1 new hero and a bunch of changes to the existing ones.

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8 minutes ago, Benny said:

Though ironically, it's the same, but less (players).

 

From the reviews I'm seeing it's not. OW 1 was very much about grouping up behind shields while the opposing team shot the shields. From what I'm readin ght game now plays much more free form. The new maps are designed with multiple routes for attack with characters designed to be more self sufficient. I've seen comparisons to COD thrown around, but I don't play COD so I couldn't say.

The issue with that approach though is some characters intended for the OW1 style of play are being left behind. Zen and Mercy being two that are brought up alot. Mei would have also been in that list I imagine, but she had a fairly decent rework to make her fit.

I'd imagine we'll see some big changes to a few heroes who's style doesn't fit anymore. Zen, Mercy, Rein, and possibly Sym.

 

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11 hours ago, Superunknown said:

OW1 has had 'priority passes' for ages - they're tickets you earn playing in-demand roles that you can redeem to speed up queue times. They're not available to purchase now, and this new version would likely be the same.

 

Yeah, I more meant they won't do it for actual real money because holy fucking shit can you imagine?

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I imagine the new maps will be built around 5v5 but it’s still going to use all the existing ones with all their choke points. I can’t see Temple of Anubis being much fun without a shield so that and other similar maps will be fired into the sun.

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You won't have to. 2cp maps have been taken out of QP and comp rotation. So  no Anubis, Paris, or Anamura. Only the escort maps will be there from OW1, with more qe haven't seen yet for launch.

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It's strange to think that this basically means some digital places are being essentially erased from existence. I think about something as iconic as de_dust and I know that will always exist and be preserved and possible to explore, but with this sort of thing you've got just a virtual bulldozer being taken to worlds that have had so much work put into them and people have spent so much of their lives in.

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The old maps will still be in OW2, just not in rotation for comp or quick play games. Paris and Luna were taken out of comp for OW1 a while ago, which pissed me off no end. I loved Luna. And given they weren't releasing anything new, taking existing stuff away seemed stupid, but the OW devs have been adapting OW to please the minority since day 1.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Anniversary event now on. Nothing new, but potentially the last chance to use all the credits you have lying around on the unclocked event skins.

 

I'm assuming these skins won't be in OW2, but we'll see.

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I’m so bored of waiting for this to come out. OW1 is so broken and the modes and maps are so limited and all my brother ever wants to play online. :( 
 

Also, I wish they’d reinstate the Paris and Lunar Colony maps, even just in Arcade. 

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  • 2 weeks later...
On 21/05/2022 at 02:14, Strafe said:

I think they said all the skins will carry over

 

Would be good if they did. My assumption was they'd be worried about bloat, but that is just an assumption.

 

On 25/05/2022 at 20:08, shirubagan said:

Also, I wish they’d reinstate the Paris and Lunar Colony maps,

 

Same. Taking away content so late in a games life is stupid. But Blizzard have always made decisions for the top 0.5% of players.

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