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Overwatch 2 may launch with a Battle Pass system

Unlike other popular multiplayer shooters, Overwatch never had a battle pass system, with Blizzard sticking to cosmetic crates as the game's form of monetisation. That might be changing with Overwatch 2 though, with a recent leak pointing to a battle pass menu in the sequel. 

As spotted by Attack of the Fanboy, a Senior UI Artist at Blizzard posted concept art he created for the game on Artstation, as many industry artists do. The concept art shows the Overwatch 2 menu, a notification system in the corner, and Battle Pass listed under the shop on the main menu. This doesn't necessarily mean Overwatch 2 will have a Battle Pass, but it shows there has been some discussion around the idea internally.

We should have much more information on this later this month, as Overwatch 2 is set to begin its first multiplayer beta test. At that point, we'll no doubt see some gameplay clips and leaks through datamining.

During the beta, Blizzard will be testing “new features, content and systems”. More specifically, players will have the chance to try the new 5v5 gameplay, a new hero character ‘Sojourn’, the new Push game mode, and reworked versions of Overwatch 1 heroes, including Orisa, Doomfist, Bastion and Sombra. All of the maps from Overwatch 1 will be available in OW2, including four new maps – Circuit Royal, Midtown, Toronto and Rome. Finally, the Overwatch 2 beta will also debut a new ping system, making it easier to communicate in-game.

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