During the first day of Blizzcon 2017 yesterday, Jeff Kaplan and the Overwatch team revealed tons of gaming goodness. We learned the first information about Moira, a new support healer. We got a preview of an amazing new map called Blizzard World. Blizzard World will also bring in new skins from other games. Lastly, Reinhardt starred in a brand new animated story called “Honor and Glory”.
Blizzcon 2017 Overwatch videos
Overwatch places players into two teams of six with each person selecting one of the roster of heroes categorized as Assault, Defense, Tank or Support. Maps are set in futuristic versions of real world locations and feature several different game modes, including Escort the Payload, Control Points and Capture the Flag. Winning a match earns players experience and at certain points lootboxes that contain any one of a number of cosmetic rewards or in-game currency.
Overwatch is Blizzard’s first effort in an online multiplayer shooter and is based off of project Titan which was an MMORPG in development for several years before being cancelled in 2014.