December 1, 2022

Overwatch 2 gamers who’re new to the collection must play 100 matches to unlock the entire authentic heroes.

Blizzard confirmed on Tuesday that different options equivalent to in-game chat and aggressive play will even be blocked till new gamers meet sure necessities.

The choice to close down sure content material and options is a part of an introductory course of the studio calls First Consumer Expertise (FTUE).

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Blizzard has acknowledged that FTUE is meant to progressively make it simpler for gamers to get into the sport by way of fixed suggestions from new Overwatch customers who really feel overwhelmed by its varied modes and characters.

Entry to aggressive modes would require new gamers to first win 50 Fast Play matches.

“This targeted expertise makes it straightforward for brand new gamers to get acquainted with the world of Overwatch by instructing them the totally different modes, guidelines, and different high-level features of the sport in an accessible means,” Blizzard mentioned.

“Most FTUE restrictions are eliminated in a gaggle, so new gamers can group up with their buddies at any time to play nearly any recreation mode. Aggressive mode is an exception to this rule as a result of new gamers should full a sure process with the intention to acquire entry to this recreation mode.”

Overwatch 2 will launch in Early Entry on October 4th, and FTUE will solely have an effect on accounts created on or after that date.

Blizzard additionally confirmed on Tuesday that every one Overwatch 2 gamers might be required to have a telephone quantity linked to their Battle.internet account.

“This additional layer of safety is an industry-proven answer to fight dishonest and disruptive habits, additional defending your Overwatch 2 expertise from intruders,” the put up reads.

Blizzard lately launched Kiriko, the brand new Overwatch 2 hero, and defined how the free-to-play Battle Cross will work.

Each 9 weeks, the sport will function seasonal updates, in addition to a battle move with new content material, together with heroes, recreation modes, maps, and beauty gadgets.

If a brand new hero seems within the season, they are going to be instantly unlocked on the Premium Battle Cross Monitor, and for everybody else, at degree 55 on the Free Battle Cross Monitor.

New users of Overwatch 2 will have to play 100 matches to unlock all the original heroes.

The Premium Battle Cross will price 1,000 Overwatch Cash (equal to $10), which could be bought immediately or earned by finishing weekly challenges.

Right this moment, Blizzard started issuing the primary wave of invitations to the Diablo 4 closed beta.