Gamers new to the Overwatch sequence will slowly unlock its character roster over the course of 100 Overwatch 2 matches, Blizzard has revealed.
The upcoming sequel’s First Time Consumer Expertise (FTUE) may also see gamers “quickly” unlock recreation modes and the flexibility to talk in-game.
Blizzard has mentioned this FTUE has been designed to introduce newcomers to the sport’s many characters, techniques and modes in an approachable means – with out disadvantaging those that have performed already.
Certainly, Blizzard’s suggestion is that this gating of content material will really profit veteran gamers, as it would cease newbies being matched with skilled teammates, and lower down on the benefit wherein cheaters can merely create new accounts.
Most of those restrictions might be lifted when enjoying with others who do have entry – aside from entry into the sport’s Aggressive mode, which would require 50 Fast Play wins.
“FTUE was designed to make Overwatch 2 a welcoming, approachable, and enjoyable recreation for everybody who chooses to play,” Blizzard wrote. “This expertise solely impacts accounts made on or after the October 4 launch date: anybody who performed prior, in addition to Watchpoint Pack house owners, won’t need to play via the First Time Consumer Expertise.”
The small print are included in a dense weblog publish designed to advertise Blizzard’s want to guard the sport from dishonest and misuse, through a snazzy-sounding however imprecise initiative named Protection Matrix, and the addition of two-factor authentication through cell phone textual content.
Additional down, Blizzard reveals it would start utilizing audio transcription software program to file voice chat of “reported” gamers and analyse it for unhealthy behaviour. Gamers ought to report disruptive behaviour as quickly as potential so this method kicks in, Blizzard says. Textual content recordsdata are then saved for a most of 30 days earlier than being deleted.
There’s additionally phrase of latest options being added (equivalent to a ping system) and brought away (equivalent to the sport’s common chat in menus).