Blizzard isn't "completely satisfied" with Overwatch 2's rewards

By Heidi Nicholas,

Blizzard has outlined some plans on how it aims to improve rewards and progression, queue times, and more in Overwatch 2.

Blizzard has a number of changes in mind for Overwatch 2 and is discussing other possibilities for the game, saying it's not "completely satisfied" with rewards and progression, and outlining how it plans to improve queue times and more.

Blizzard addresses upcoming changes in new developer blog

In a new dev blog, Overwatch 2's new executive producer Jared Neuss first addresses rewards and progression, noting that while a move to a free-to-play model has meant more new players in Overwatch 2, Blizzard isn't "completely satisfied" with the new systems to do with rewards. "We want you to feel more rewarded just for sitting down and playing. We want you to have new accomplishments to chase outside of your Competitive Rank and Battle Pass level," Neuss says. To that end, each event in Season 2 will offer a skin which can be unlocked just through playing. Blizzard's long-term plans for Season 3 onwards include "a mix of Battle Pass changes, more interesting Challenges to pursue, and more exciting play-focused progression systems for you all to dig into."

While discussing queue times, Neuss explains that there are long queues for tank and damage players, and that one of the team's ideas is to look at how the support role could be made "more fun and more rewarding to play" through hero reworks or "role-wide changes." As for now, the team will "experiment with our Battle Pass XP rewards for those who queue as support/all roles." Blizzard has also implemented "adjustments" to the matchmaking system, and will have more to say on competitive systems later. The team is also looking to make more balance changes for heroes at the start of Season 2.

We'll keep an eye out for more news on what to expect with Season 2 and beyond. In the meantime, the latest patch for Overwatch 2 added Mei back in, or, if you're looking for other games to play, you can check out a list of some of the best free Xbox games!
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Heidi graduated with an MA in English Literature, and now enjoys writing news, reviews, and features across TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. When she’s not writing, Heidi is usually either looking for her next RPG, or trying to convince the rest of the team to hear about yet another delightfully wholesome game she has found.