By Mitchel / Sep 28, 2022

Overwatch 2 sounds more and more like it will be a nightmare for free-to-play games

With the release of Overwatch 2 just a week away, Blizzard has revealed more information about what will be different in the free-to-play sequel. All the game's returning heroes will be available to returning players

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The details were shared in a new blog post that, among other things, goes into detail about the "first-time user experience" (FTUE) for Overwatch 2, which has been highly anticipated for a long time

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New players will have to win 50 quick play matches before they can play in competitive mode, and they will have to play about 100 matches to unlock all 32 heroes in Overwatch

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During the early onboarding stages, chat and other game modes will be unlocked "rapidly." Blizzard wrote, "This focused experience helps new players ease into the world of Overwatch by teaching them about the different game modes, rules, and other high-level parts

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Most quick-play games last between 10 and 15 minutes. That's about 20 hours if you don't count the time you have to wait in line to get Tracer, Genji, and the rest of the crew. The first Overwatch costs $60

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All of this is related to the fact that Overwatch 2's first new hero, the support character Kiriko, is locked behind level 55 of the battle pass, which has already caused a lot of trouble.

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Blizzard also explained today a few other changes that will be made to Overwatch 2: – Only one type of endorsement per match – The borders on player portraits that show their level are going away.

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– With the new ping system, players can chat without chatting. – Machine-learning audio transcriptions will be used to monitor toxic player behavior. – Player accounts will now need a phone number to add more security and stop cheating

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