It's a new era for Blizzard's Overwatch series - with the company rolling out Overwatch 2 across multiple platforms including the Nintendo Switch today. It's free-to-play, features cross-platform play and progression and can be downloaded now from the Switch eShop.
Unfortunately, the launch hasn't gone entirely to plan. In a post on social media, company president Mike Ybarra revealed the game's servers have apparently been on the receiving end of a "mass DDoS attack", which has been creating a lot of drop and connection issues.
Blizzard's customer support page has shared a list of known issues and bugs, and what problems have been resolved so far.
Overwatch 2 game director Aaron Keller has also shared a brief update (via social media), mentioning how there's been a second attack, and the team would be "all hands on deck" throughout the night.
"We’re steadily making progress on server issues and stability, as well as working through a second DDoS attack. We’re all hands on deck and will continue to work throughout the night. Thank you for your patience - we’ll share more info as it becomes available."
When these issues are sorted - Overwatch 2 will offer players new heroes (Junker Queen, Sojourn and Kiriko), six new maps, a new 5v5 versus format, new modes (including Push and a redesigned comp mode), cosmetics, and a new ping system. A PvE mode will be released next year.
Loot Box have also been replaced by an all-new item shop, and there's now also a free and premium battle pass (1000 Overwatch coins - $10 USD) - giving players immediate access to new heroes when they're added, and other unlockables such as skins. Season One is now live and Season 2 will add a new tank hero and map. New seasons will follow every nine weeks.
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