Activision Blizzard plans to move its games to Steam and drop Battle.net exclusivity on PC. The first project under this initiative Overwatch 2, a popular free hero shooter game. Unfortunately, his debut on the Valve platform was far from ideal.
Although the free-to-play game reached a significant peak of 75,608 concurrent players in its first 24 hours on Steam, the reaction was overwhelmingly negative. This situation shows that the community is very upset about some of the decisions that the development team has made in recent months.
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At the time of this writing, only 10% of the 47,984 reviews were positive. If we read the comments, we can see that fans are frustrated with the free-to-play model that the game has adopted since its launch late last year and the popularity of microtransactions. In addition, users scold the fact that new story missions cost $15.
“Overwatch 2 disrespects you, this is an attempt to open your wallet pretending to be the game it used to be,” wrote one frustrated fan. “While it retains its charming design, great characters, and some of the best multiplayer maps I’ve ever played, Overwatch 2 introduced some fundamental flaws that make it critically flawed,” wrote another player.
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Fans also criticized the cancellation of the original plans for the PvE mode. While the game received 3 story missions, the progression tree promised by the developers in 2019 is conspicuous by its absence. On the other hand, users are mourning the death of the original title.
While many of the reviews are honest and reflect genuinely upset users, it seems that there are also people who have joined the survey bombing only in an attempt to troll. Either way, it’s clear that Blizzard Entertainment’s free-to-play game is having a hard time, at least when it comes to public image.
Debut Overwatch 2 on Steam coincides with the premiere of Season 6: Invasion, featuring a new heroine, 2 new maps, a new game mode, 3 story missions, hero challenges, a battle pass with 80 tiers of rewards, and more.
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