“We have now disabled the Paríaso and Antarctica: Pennesula [sic] map as we examine a difficulty with efficiency when sure heroes are performed,” says a comparatively staid line from this week’s Overwatch 2 Recognized Points put up. 

It is sprinkles on prime of the cherry on prime of Overwatch 2’s worst month ever. You are not getting Overwatch 2’s long-awaited Hero mode, which so far as many individuals had been involved was the complete cause to have an Overwatch 2. In actual fact, you are going to go forward and pay $15 for the co-op PvE story missions coming in Overwatch 2: Invasion that you’ve got been ready for since 2019. 

And, effectively, now two of Overwatch 2’s new maps do not work. So say goodbye to Antarctica: Peninsula and Paríaso whereas they determine a nasty bug.

Paríaso was launched in at Overwatch 2’s launch, whereas Antarctica: Peninsula simply launched in February of this yr. The rationale appears to be that there is a bug involving switching character Mercy’s weapons round that slows game efficiency to a stuttering low-frame mess for everybody in a complete game foyer. Armed with the bug trolls had been (naturally) simply holding whole teams of different gamers’ enjoyable hostage by abusing it on objective.

It is one other straw on the proverbial camel’s again,  only one extra irritating second for a game where many gamers simply do not suppose the event workforce will get issues carried out anymore.

“Contemplating belief within the workforce’s means to ship on its guarantees is at an all-time-low, I had assumed Blizzard would not take this specific alternative to ask for more cash,” stated PC Gamer’s Tyler Colp earlier this week when the $15 cost was introduced.

Individually, I believe Tyler’s most likely right on the cash. The individuals who began enjoying Overwatch benefit from the game as a result of it is a departure from the fast-paced, militaristic shooters that dominated the style they’d have in any other case loved. They’re interested in the hopeful future that Overwatch sells. 

Now, although? I am going to depart that to Tyler: “Now, seven years and a free-to-play sequel later, these hopeful gamers have turn out to be the first targets of Overwatch 2’s dwell service monetization mannequin. With paid heroes, paid battle passes, paid skins, and now a paid co-op mode, Overwatch 2’s bazaar-like person expertise is critically making me miss the times when enjoying Overwatch for ‘free’ merely meant ignoring loot packing containers.”