Tag: Overwatch

12
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

‘Overwatch 2’ Playable Version Could Reportedly Release Soon

KEY POINTS

  • Blizzard announced “Overwatch 2” at BlizzCon 2019
  • The studio has not said anything about the team shooter’s sequel
  • New report claims to have discovered files hinting about Blizzard’s plan for “Overwatch 2”

Blizzard is still silent about “Overwatch 2,” following its official launch at BlizzCon 2019. Interestingly, a recent Battle.net launcher update could be hinting that something related to the team shooter’s sequel could be announced soon, according to a new leak.

Dexerto recently reported about a set of newly uncovered files suggesting the potential existence of the playable version of “Overwatch 2.” these alleged files are found through the studio’s Battle.net Launcher that gamers use to play Blizzard games on PC. The leak claimed that the files are named “prov2,” which could be interpreted as “ov2.”

These files are Content Distribution Network (CDN) files, usually reserved for pre-distributing data that expedites downloading of a patch or update, the site revealed. Industry veterans and watchers pointed out that if these “prov2” files are indeed references to “Overwatch 2,” then a beta version could be well on its way.

Overwatch 2 - The heroes assemble for the newly-announced Overwatch 2. While Blizzard’s Jeff Kaplan does not want to give us any hint about the release date of “Overwatch 2,” it appears that a French retailer may have accidentally leaked it online already. Photo: Blizzard Entertainment

Several others speculated that this recent CDN update could mean Blizzard is starting to ship the “Overwatch 2” version to commence the game’s localization process. It is possible that the gaming studio is already sending parts out to record voice acting in various languages. At this point, these are all just speculations and theories.

Also, the term available soon could have lots of implications. It could also mean that “Overwatch 2” would only be available to select players. It is worth mentioning, however, that, regardless