Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Blizzard has announced that it will skip its physical event in 2020 and host a full digital alternative in 2021. Other conventions such as GDC and PAX have also gone online this year as a result of the pandemic.Overwatch 2 is a sequel to Blizzard’s competitive PvP shooter that will expand the knowledge and the universe with a story-focused PvE mode. New competitive maps, modes and heroes are also coming, but these additions are also coming to the first Overwatch for free.
The rest of Kaplan’s developer update focuses on a new free deathmatch card called Kanezaka. Based in a Japanese location, Kanezaka is a free map currently available for testing on the PTR. Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland 2020 event is also underway and will run through January 5th.
Read IGN’s Overwatch 2 hands-on preview here.
Matt TM Kim is a reporter for IGN.