Blizzard's Overwatch 2 has been a disaster, let's face it. It took forever to come out, forced players to move from the original, and launched without all the promised features. Now, the PvE mode is finally on the horizon, but they want your hard-earned cash for it.
In a blog post about the launch of Season 5, Blizzard has announced that its new Story Missions mode - the long-awaited PvE mode that explores the series' backstory - will be dropping in August alongside Overwatch 2: Invasion.
The catch is that if you want to play this mode, then you'll have to fork out at least $15 to buy the Invasion bundle that offers access to it. This is obviously not going down well with fans, as the mode has long been touted as one of the benefits of upgrading to Overwatch 2.
"As someone who has put 2,000+ hours into Overwatch and Overwatch 2, this is the nail in the coffin for me," says Meg Bethany Koepp on Twitter.
A ResetEra thread is also rife with discourse. While many are unhappy at the change, there are those that wonder what the "permanent access" wording on Blizzard's blog post actually means.
According to Forbes, a Blizzard spokesperson confirmed that you will need to pay for the bundle to play the mode in any way at launch. However, it's yet to be seen if many months down the line we get the option of access any of this content for free.
Activision Blizzard has been dodging controversy for the past few years now, so upsetting the fans of one of their core games is just more fuel to the dumpster fire.
When Overwatch 2 originally launched, it had bags of character and novelty, but it's slowly eroded with corporate tinkering.
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