Blizzard unveils 'Overwatch 2' at BlizzCon

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Following a leak about the game earlier this week, Blizzard revealed Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon, including a look at the gameplay. You can expect four-player story missions and hero missions across familiar maps as Blizzard expands the franchise's lore -- until now, much of the storytelling took place in and comics outside of the game.

Overwatch 2 will have an additional core mode called Push, which debuts on a map set in Toronto. It sees teams battling for control of a robot that pushes an objective to their opponents' side of the map.

The Overwatch team is introducing character leveling this time around, with unlockable and customizable abilities. You can expect to see several new heroes join the ranks, including the long-rumored Sojourn. There'll be a new look for the current roster, and Blizzard is refreshing the user interface too.

Overwatch now has more than 50 million players, and Blizzard doesn't plan to leave fans of the original game in the lurch. All your progression (including achievements and cosmetics) will carry over into Overwatch 2, and you'll get access to maps and heroes from the sequel. What's more, players across both Overwatch and Overwatch 2 can team up with each other or duke it out in the series' core 6 vs. 6 multiplayer mode.

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