Overwatch 2 launched earlier this month, and for sure it’s been a little bit of a rocky street, with log-in points, controversy over cellphone quantity necessities, and DDoS assaults raining on Blizzard’s parade. And all that’s not even moving into blended fan reactions to modifications to Overwatch’s core gameplay.

Regardless of all this, it appears the launch of Overwatch 2 multiplayer has been a stable success, because the game has attracted 25 million gamers since rolling out 10 days in the past.


Thanks to the 25 Million Gamers who’ve now jumped into #Overwatch2 with us 💙🧡 pic.twitter.com/2ESBr5Shmk

— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) October 14, 2022

In fact, Overwatch 2 multiplayer is now free-to-play, so pretty first rate launch numbers ought to have been anticipated. Nonetheless, Blizzard has a stable base to construct off right here. Talking of which, the studio supplied some particulars about their future plans for the game in a current weblog put up. Clearly, stability is essential given the introduction of three new Heroes and the tweaking of many extra, however Blizzard doesn’t plan a serious rebalancing go till Season 2 launches.

“Whereas some heroes are performing higher than others, and there are variations throughout participant ability ranges, we now have been pleased to see that no hero’s general energy stage is way out of line with our targets. Each hero on the roster has a win-rate between 45% and 55%, and we aren’t planning any instant stability modifications primarily based on what we’re seeing, excluding a focused adjustment to Zarya in Whole Mayhem which ought to go dwell with our subsequent main patch on October 25.

As an alternative, our staff is planning to make stability modifications for Season Two which might be in step with our design objective of guaranteeing the general game feels balanced and honest whereas giving every season a extra distinct id. Whereas we’ll proceed hero efficiency and listening to participant suggestions previous to finalizing any particular modifications to stability for Season Two, we need to share extra about what we’re seeing to date.”

One of many stability modifications coming is a nerf for Genji, one thing Overwatch 2 gamers have been asking for since early testing. Blizzard can be promising fixes for on-line rubberbanding and hit detection points gamers have recognized.

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Overwatch 2 is out there now on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Collection X/S, PS4, PS5, and Swap. Season 2 is slated on launch December 6.

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