Overwatch 2 could see more ‘Mercy-Style’ support heroes added after launch, according to developer

Overwatch 2 could see more ‘Mercy-Style’ support heroes added after launch, according to developer

Overwatch 2 could see more ‘Mercy-Style’ support heroes added after launch, according to developer

It would probably be an understatement to say that the past few weeks have been an exciting time for fans of Overwatch 2† While gamers have been waiting for a long time to get an in-depth look at the game, their patience finally seems to be paying off. Recently, Blizzard’s developers held a Overwatch 2: Reveal event that gave players a much better idea of ​​what to expect from the game, including a glimpse of a new character called the Junker Queen.

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In addition to the Junker Queen, Blizzard has noted that even more heroes will be coming to the game. In particular, the developer stated that a new character will be added to the free-to-play title every two seasons. While details about these post-launch heroes are scarce, a developer recently hinted at their potential gameplay style.RELATED: Overwatch 2 PvE Coming In 2023 And Released As Seasonal Content

Not long ago, Geoff Goodman, the game’s chief designer, took part in an interview where he discussed the design philosophy regarding potential new heroes for Overwatch 2† While the developer hasn’t revealed a specific new hero coming after launch, he did note that the development team wanted to create more “Mercy-style” support characters.


According to Goodman, there had to be viable healers for players to choose from those required skills beyond targeting. He pointed to Mercy as an example and didn’t believe in the idea that she was a low-skilled hero. The developer claimed that it takes a large amount of skill to play the character at a high level. “There’s so much skill that goes into positioning yourself well and deciding when to Rez,” Goodman said.

This news from Goodman is likely to spark the debate within the overwatch fan base. Support heroes like Ana, Zenyatta, and even Baptiste have gameplay elements that focus on precise aiming. According to Goodman, the goal of adding more healers is similar to Mercy to allow players to create crucial plays for their teams in more creative ways that place less emphasis on targeting. “That’s definitely something we talk about a lot, and we plan to do more in the future,” Goodman said of adding more Mercy-esque heroes to the sequel.


It will be interesting to see what the future of Overwatch 2 holds. According to the developers Overwatch 2 is supposed to start with three new characters. While gamers have already learned a lot about Sojourn and Junker Queen, the third character is still unconfirmed. It’s worth noting, though, that some players thought they’d spotted a potential new hero who looked like a blue fox during a trailer on the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase. Time will tell if this potential hero could be one of the Mercy-esque characters Goodman spoke of.

Overwatch 2 is scheduled to release on October 4 for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.


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