While it hasn't been officially announced, leaks from multiple imgs have claimed that Blizzard is going to announce Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon 2019 on November 1. Blizzard itself has yet to confirm or deny that the game exists, but that hasn't stopped leakers from potentially spilling the beans about what it will entail. One such leaker is a Twitter user known by the handle Metro_OW, who leaked Damage character Ashe last year, and has started revealing information about Overwatch 2.

Now, fans should take any information from Metro_OW about Overwatch 2 with a grain of salt. Even though they have a proven track record when it comes to Overwatch leaks, fans should always be skeptical unless the news is coming from Blizzard itself. That being said, if Metro_OW's latest Overwatch 2 leak is real, then it has the potential to seriously upset some fans of the hero-shooter.

According to Metro_OW, there are no plans to transfer anything from the original Overwatch to Overwatch 2. This would presumably include skins, sprays, and the host of other cosmetic items that players have worked hard (and spent money on loot boxes) to unlock. Metro_OW stressed that this decision by Blizzard is "hopefully not set in stone."

While people normally wouldn't expect progress or customization items to carry over from one game to its sequel, Overwatch seems like it would be an exception. The reason for this is the significant amount of real world dollars some players have invested in the original Overwatch to unlock all of its skins. An Overwatch 2 would presumably make the original game more or less obsolete, and so many players may be hit with a sudden case of buyer's remorse.

Then again, one theory states that Overwatch 2 will just feature the PvP experience from the original Overwatch game, with the rumored PvE mode added on. For the uninitiated, multiple imgs have reported that Overwatch 2 will have PvE, which has been compared to the Left 4 Dead franchise of all things. Considering how much Blizzard itself has invested in the competitive Overwatch scene for the original game, it would be surprising to see it abandon it in favor of Overwatch 2, which is where this theory comes from.

Ultimately, we won't know anything for sure about Overwatch 2 until it's announced by Blizzard. Fans will just have to tune in to BlizzCon 2019 to see if any announcements for the game are made.

Overwatch is out now for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.