Not that it was a massive secret, but BlizzCon's biggest announcement yet is that Diablo IV is indeed coming and it will feature the long-await PvP while also affording players "opportunities for groups to encounter each other in the same shared world".
Kaplan did officially confirm that Sojourn will be a new hero, a notable addition to the Overwatch squad as she'll be the first black woman in the game and something fans have been requesting for some time.
Right off the heels of announcing Diablo IV, Blizzard reveals Overwatch 2, the sequel to the popular team shooter Overwatch, at BlizzCon 2019. All of the original heroes are present and accounted for, and players can expect to see the same maps and modes.
There will still be PVP, including a new mode called Push. Afterward, Game Director Jeff Kaplan and Assistant Director Aaron Keller took the stage to debut more, including a cinematic story trailer and a gameplay trailer. Today, players finally got confirmation that she will be playable in the next Overwatch game. "The routes end up having a lot of flanking in them", Kaplan said in response to a question from ESPN.
While Kaplan emphasized that this sequel is nowhere near ready for release, telling ESPN that the new heroes, maps and mode would not be ready for the third season of the Overwatch League, he did talk about what this sequel would have on the competitive scene.
The Opening Ceremony starts at 6pm GMT (11am PT) and will probably lean heavily on any new content being worked on. "We're excited to be returning to the dark, quintessential Diablo gameplay that players love while expanding the world and story in new ways, and we can't wait for more people to be able to experience it". My only hope is, with iOS now supporting PS4 and Xbox One controllers, interested parties like myself will be able to use either of those to play the game.
No firm word yet on when Overwatch 2 will launch.
As far as the existing heroes, every one of our favorites will be getting a glow up, or "new look" as it's referred to in the trailer.
Only time will tell, but we'll be sure to keep you updated as more information comes to light.