OVERWATCH 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the popular arena shooter, but fans aren’t happy with how long it takes to unlock the characters.
The original Overwatch gained popularity because you could switch characters on the fly and adapt to your opponents’ strategy.
However, if you don’t have the account that you used to play the original game for the sequel, it will take a while before you can play as everyone.
Developer Blizzard previously announced that new players won’t have the full roster of characters to choose from at launch.
Game Director Aaron Keller defended the decision, saying, “We believe Overwatch will remain a highly competitive game with this change.
“Internally, we’ve talked about this topic as much, if not more, than any other topic related to the game over the past year.
“And we think it’s fair and allows Overwatch to maintain its competitive nature.”
Early access was granted to a select group of players, and we now know exactly how many games a new player needs to play before they can play as their favorite hero.
To unlock the full roster of heroes, someone needs to play at least a hundred games.
However, if you played the original game on the same account, your heroes are already unlocked.
While players knew this change was coming, it was still disappointing to see how many games someone had to play before making their character choices.
Despite the large number of games required to unlock heroes, fans of competitive games were more disappointed.
To participate in ranked matches, players must participate in 50 battles instead of the quick play format.
With competition being by far the most popular way to play Overwatch, fans have been concerned about how long it will take them to get into the game.
The original Overwatch will be removed once the free sequel is released.
While we won’t know exactly how the changes will affect players until the season is fully underway, fans seem to be holding back their excitement.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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