Seeing the likes of Naruto and Goku in Overwatch might not be as far-fetched as it sounds, as Blizzard execs recently expressed interest in staging Overwatch 2 collaborations in a similar style to what we see in other battle royale games, namely Fortnite. .
Overwatch VP John Spector made the comments in an exclusive interview with Game Informer’s Alex Van Aken, where he discussed alternative ideas the team is considering to help generate revenue. In-game ads, like the ones Meta and a handful of other companies experimented with in early 2022, emerged as a possible option, as did the ability to charge money for Mythic skins. However, Spector said he wanted to try something that would allow the team and other players to explore their interests.
“We’ve seen some really fun examples of games working with other brands or other games,” Spector told Game Informer. “I’m a huge anime nerd. I think it’s cool when I see Naruto appear in Fortnite. I don’t even play Fortnite, but that’s awesome. And as we look at the Overwatch 2 space, those are things we’re interested in exploring. If and when we do that, one of our key values is to do it in a way that feels like a great fit for the Overwatch franchise.”
It didn’t come up how that might work in Overwatch 2, though it seems likely that Blizzard will have to adopt a different kind of model. Where Fortnite has no set playable characters and opts instead for themed skins, like Dragon Ball Z skins, Blizzard built Overwatch around its heroes, their backgrounds, and their unique playstyles.
While Blizzard might simply choose to add new heroes, similar to Genshin Impact’s unique crossover with Horizon Zero Dawn, the depth and attention to detail that goes into each hero feels like it might be more effort than it’s worth.
In any case, expect to see some sort of outside influence on the battle pass once the Overwatch 2 release date rolls around. In the meantime, be sure to check out our Overwatch 2 tier list to pick the best Overwatch 2 heroes to go for. you.