Overwatch 2 PvE Mode: Blizzard Entertainment inadvertently opens an area that looks like Overwatch 2 PvE – Overwatch 2 PvE is still a ways off, but Blizzard seems to have mistakenly opened a secret area of the game’s map used for story mode, and if bounty hunters are set to “Friends Only”, allowing you to explore entirely new areas of the map. These added areas don’t give a clear indication of what Overwatch 2 PvE will look like or how it will unfold, but at least it will shed some light on where some of the missions will take place.
Despite being criticized for its Combat pass, controversial personal information requests, and being too similar to the first game, Overwatch 2 is by no means a failure. Blizzard’s sequel has already earned him 25 million players in less than two weeks, but the game is still missing something: the long-awaited story mode. Overwatch servers are gone, but this would be a step in a new direction for the current series, as the original game was an entirely team-based online experience, with no single player or campaign. Blizzard hasn’t said much about it since Blizzard announced that the PvE side of the game won’t be included at launch in early 2022.
Overwatch 2 PvE Mode: Blizzard Entertainment inadvertently opens an area that looks like Overwatch 2 PvE
According to June 16, 2022, reveal event, it will be released in 2023. We also know that it will feature a much larger map and the explorable world than the online mode, but so far players haven’t had many clues as to what these cards should look like. In a video posted about two weeks after the game’s launch, Overwatch 2 player Squiggle posted a clip showing an area outside of King’s Row’s normal explorable area. Obviously, he’s not the only Overwatch 2 map with a PvE section outside the normal range.
In this 50-second clip, Squiggle plays as Genji, speeding up exploration of the winding corridors and empty rooms that line the streets of the King’s Row PvE Zone, as well as the unique Subway Zone. Squiggle also responded by posting a screenshot of the no-go zone on the Havana map, but it doesn’t look as “finished” as the King’s Row area due to the low-poly model and low-res textures. Having interactive elements outside of normal boundaries is nothing new in video games, but these areas are usually unstructured or lit and not well-developed for players to see.
In the standard visual example about 5 seconds after this “Half-Life 2” clip by YouTuber Burny, the low-res textured areas are barely visible and out of sight of the player. These areas are intentionally designed to be low resolution and low polygon percentages to save space and rendering power, but the two areas shown in squiggly lines look almost perfect.