Rumors have been swirling regarding the potential announcement of Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon 2019. Many of those early leaked details about Overwatch 2 are reportedly true, according to ESPN, which claims to have access to an official BlizzCon 2019 "training document." This document, as well as the img that provided it, confirm that Overwatch 2 will be announced at BlizzCon 2019 and that it will feature a new character announcement, a new multiplayer mode, as well as early details about a robust PvE-focused story mode.

To start, exactly what the PvE mode in Overwatch 2 is and how it will work isn't made clear. It exists and has 4-player cooperative gameplay, but just how large of a part of Overwatch 2 is remains to be clarified. The document does indicate, however, that it will be adding certain features. For example, Overwatch's heroes will have access to "Hero talents" of some kind and a variety of in-game items. There's also mention of a "story experience," presumably a playable stage, set in Rio de Janeiro.

Also going to be announced is a brand new multiplayer mode to go along with Overwatch's existing modes. This new mode is named Push and, again unfortunately, there are no details describing exactly what the mode entails. It will be Overwatch's eigth multiplayer mode, though likely just its fifth in competitive play, and confirms that Overwatch 2 will continue to support the series' brand of competitive Team-based multiplayer, though that's not so surprising. A new "Toronto" map is also mentioned.

The final Overwatch 2 reveal pulled from the document is Overwatch's newest hero, or more appropriately Overwatch 2's first new hero. The character's name is Echo who is a character that's previously been rumored and teased, revealed during Overwatch's "Reunion" cinematic. She's a robot that's been in stasis and McCree lets her free so that she can regroup with Overwatch. She's been missing in action since her reveal, apparently because Blizzard decided to reserve her for release in Overwatch 2.

Much remains to be said about Overwatch 2, clearly. The details stemming from this "training guide" appear to refer to the content Blizzard will have available via playable demos at BlizzCon. So attendees should be able to try both the 4-player PvE story mode and Overwatch 2's new competitive Push mode, with Echo available to play. That means that Blizzard is likely to reveal plenty of other details about the FPS throughout BlizzCon, which starts on November 1.

Overwatch 2 is currently unannounced and has no release date or supported platforms.

Source: ESPN