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Overwatch 2 requires unlocking heroes through gameplay for new players

Overwatch 2 requires unlocking heroes through gameplay for new players

Monitor 2 Players completely new to the franchise – meaning those who have never played the original Note and watch – You will need to spend a lot of time with the sequel to unlock the current game’s roster of 32 heroes. Blizzard Entertainment said Tuesday that as part of Note and watch 2“User experience for the first time,” new players will unlock game modes and all of the original Overwatch heroes “over approximately 100 matches.”

Blizzard cited “consistent feedback from new players feeling overwhelmed by the many game modes and heroes” in its Blog post Explain how the game maker plans to accommodate the influx of newcomers A free transition to play in Overwatch.

Monitor 2Blizzard said the first-time user experience will quickly unlock all game modes and in-game chat, but new players will need to win 50 matches in Quick Play mode to access competitive games and complete around 100 matches to unlock almost all games. game characters.

Blizzard said most new player restrictions are lifted when playing in a group “so that new players can join their friends at any time to play almost any game modes,” with the competitive mode being the exception. Transfer of players from the original Note and watch to me Monitor 2 He will be able to reach 34 of the game’s 35 heroes at launch. (New Support Champion Kiriko also restricted to Monitor 2battle pass.)

Existing Note and watch Players can also expect some changes in 2where things like player picture limits, player levels, and competitive skill levels will not be displayed in the game. Note and watchEndorsements are also simplified, from three options to one.

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Monitor 2 Players of all stripes will also face a new requirement: starting October 4th, Monitor 2launch dayPlayers will need to attach a phone number to their Battle.net account to play. This feature is called SMS Protect, and it is described as an extra layer of security meant to prevent cheating and other bad player behavior. Blizzard says that the phone number associated with a Battle.net account “cannot be used on multiple accounts at the same time, and players cannot use the same phone number to create multiple accounts”, and that “certain types of numbers, including prepaid and VOIP cannot be used SMS protection.

Activision Blizzard plans to implement the same SMS Protect system for call of duty modern warfare 2which also launches in October.