Story missions of Overwatch 2 to cost players. Players will reportedly get access to three story missions as well as skins and premium currency for $15 as the new story missions of the game will be paywalled. In general. This means that you will have to pay in order to play Overwatch 2’s new story missions.
Story Missions of Overwatch 2
During the Summer Game Fest presentation of Xbox, we got a tease of Overwatch 2’s story missions. And although the content will not be arriving until August 6th, a Game Informer story, as well as a developer blog, shared details in regards to the new story missions, which is including one big, unexpected twist: that is very much unlike any new game mode or seasonal event that is launched after Overwatch 2 went free-to-play, these story missions, on the other hand, would not be free.
For $15, players will get access to three-story missions and a legendary skin for Sojourn, as well as $10 in Overwatch premium currency. There is also a premium bundle for $40 price, which will give players the missions, legendary skins for Sojourn, Cassidy, and Kiriko, $20 of premium currency, and then access to the premium battle pass with 20 levels skips.
What Paying For Story Missions Mean
Paying for the story missions will immediately and permanently unlock them for you. The Verge has asked Blizzard if all of the future story missions will be paid content and if players will be able to buy the missions after the season ends. That being said, we will update when we get confirmation.
As per Game Informer, the one-story mission that its reporter played ran for about 30 minutes and this is not including the cutscenes. That’s quite a huge chunk of Overwatch, as past story events all tend to last between 10 and 15 minutes on average. And if all three reported missions are roughly of the same length, then it is that you are looking at almost two hours of story content, but however for just $15.
Reported Changes with Overwatch 2
And in the transition from Overwatch to Overwatch 2, Blizzard has ended loot boxes, implemented a battle pass, and then went free-to-play. If it is that I get to play a free-to-play game, my expectation is that, even if I don’t even get to spend any money, I’m still very much getting largely the same game as any other person.
I may however not have the same colorful bells and whistles, just so you know. It may also take me quite a longer time to get new content which is kind of like how Overwatch 2 requires players to grind the battle pass for a new hero now unless you get to pay $10, but the thing here is that my experience remains fundamentally the same as anyone else’s.
Hero Mode Canceled
And with the reported cancellation of hero mode, story missions were essentially the last component of what was supposed to justify the “2” in Overwatch 2. And while I’m really excited to get into what really is going on with my favorite heroes finally, I’m also less thrilled that a fundamental / defining characteristic of the game has been paywalled. And if I don’t get to pay, then my experience on the platform and with the game is no longer the same.
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