Published On: Tue, Oct 4th, 2022

‘Overwatch 2’ Review: Worth the Play—But at What Cost?

Kiriko unleashing her ultimate in Overwatch 2

For the past two weeks, I’ve been spending my nights playing Overwatch 2 matches with other games journalists across the industry. And no, I haven’t been playing all those matches just because I’m a studiously thorough reviewer. Overwatch is back, and it’s really fun.

For the completely uninitiated, Overwatch is a Blizzard first-person-shooter franchise that pioneered the contemporary hero shooter model. In hero shooters, players choose a specific character with a unique ability kit equipped with items and moves based around supportive, offensive, or defensive roles. Overwatch merges traditional class-based FPS mechanics (think Team Fortress 2) with multiplayer online battle arena tactics (like League of Legends or DOTA). To complete a set of map-based objectives, players group together and engage in team fights, picking off high value targets on the frontline in order to maintain control points or escort payloads to their destination.

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