Overwatch could have crossovers in the future, according to Vice President Jon Spector’s interview with Game Informer. Spector specifically addressed Naruto’s collaboration with Fortnite, saying those are things the development team wants to explore, but in a way that makes sense for Overwatch.
“We’ve seen some really fun examples of games that work with other brands or other games,” Spector said. “I’m a huge anime nerd. I think it’s cool when I see Naruto show up in Fortnite. I don’t even play Fortnite, but that’s awesome. And when we look at the Overwatch 2 space, those are things that they’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.”
Blizzard will make Overwatch 2 free to play and new heroes will be unlocked through the battle pass. This can be done right away by purchasing the battle pass, or via the free route, progressing through the battle pass to level 55. Blizzard has run into some controversy regarding the new hero unlock setting, and will now offer the new hero Kiriko for free to any players who already own Overwatch 1.
Overwatch 2 will run on a nine-week seasonal model, with each battle pass having a unique theme. Overwatch will officially shut down on October 2, and Overwatch 2 will officially replace it on October 4.
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