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Blizzard will show Overwatch 2, Diablo 4 on BlizzCon

Published: 11:03, 17 December 2020
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Blizzard have some great news for their content-hungry community, as both Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 will be making important appearances on next year's BlizzCon, i.e. BlizzConline.

The news for Overwatch 2 comes from Overwatch's developer update with Jeff Kaplan, who also unveiled the game's new free-for-all map Kanezaka. 

Kanezaka is actually one of the first results of Blizzard's decision to expand the team, which itself was made in response to the growing requirements for developing Overwatch 2. The map will be rolling out sometime in 2021, most likely January.

Overwatch's lore was not ignored, as Kaplan stressed there's a lot of contextual storytelling in Overwatch 2's new map. This includes a bunch of Easter Eggs, and even a cat cafe in the middle of the map, which includes all the developer cats. Say what you want but that's pretty funny.

As for Overwatch 2, Blizzard weren't overly generous with additional info after the announcement, although the gist of it is clear. Namely, the game is being expanded with PvE and other storytelling-friendly content that will remain exclusive to those who purchase it. 

Disregarding the PvE content, though, Overwatch and Overwatch 2 will be pretty much the same in terms of gameplay, albeit the latter will feature some graphics improvements. 

Kaplan stressed that Overwatch 2 is currently the team's focus, and noted that more info will be coming on BlizzConline. 

This is pretty much what the Diablo 4 team said as well in the latest post. Blizzard's RPG assembly team was discussing items, skill tree advancement, and overall the general direction they're taking the iconic RPG in, and they too promised more info on BlizzConline. You can learn more about Diablo 4 here .

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