Saturday, June 12th, 2021

“Overwatch 2” reduces the PvP team to 5 instead of 6



Today, Blizzard shared a major update of “Overwatch 2”, including a major change in the PvP experience. In “Overwatch 2”, PvP will be 5v5 experience instead of the current 6v6 team size. Team compensation will now include two damage levels, two support levels and one tank instead of two. Overwatch director Aaron Keller (Aaron Keller) said that this change will eliminate the help of cleanup battles and create a more fluid game style.

In addition, in the absence of a second tank to provide defense, players may use the environment more and be more strategic and offensive. And because “Overwatch” and “Overwatch 2” have the same status, this means that when “Overwatch 2” comes out, the PvP team will be reduced to two versions.

Blizzard said that the changes to 5v5 will update the classic role of Overwatch. From the beginning of the sequel, “Chariot” will undergo major changes than the fixed shield and become more frontline fighters.

In addition, each character will receive passive character rewards, which will complement the unique abilities of each hero.When the enemy is hurt, the tank’s knockback ability will be reduced, and will reduce the income of the final charge. Damaged heroes will get a bonus to movement speed, and if supporting heroes are not damaged for a long time, they will have an automatic self-repair function.

This is one of the biggest reorganizations of Overwatch and may reshape the competitive landscape. By reducing the number of teams to 5, it will no longer be possible to cause controversial 2-2-2 Meta (2 tanks, 2 damage, 2 healers), which will allow Tanks players to have greater action in action Advantage.

It remains to be seen how the number of this new team will move, and today‚Äôs “Overwatch 2” briefing will leave more news, which remains to be seen.

You can also check out IGN’s latest “Overwatch 2” large-scale report, including 55 new details of BlizzCon 2021, and our large-scale interview with the former director of “Overwatch 2” Jeff Kaplan.

Matt TM Kim is the news editor of IGN.