Overwatch 2: Invasion Brings a New Wave of Chaos and Adventure

Overwatch 2: Invasion unveils a new plot of worldwide destruction, offering players exciting missions, engaging modes, and diverse characters to immerse themselves in this dynamic gaming world.
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In the latest update of Blizzard Entertainment’s free-to-play, team-based hero shooter, Overwatch 2, the world is plunged into turmoil. The update, aptly named “Overwatch 2: Invasion,” revealed during the Xbox Games Showcase, unravels a narrative where a rogue assembly of machines poses a global threat. Starting August 10, players on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One will join the fight to preserve humanity, engaging in thrilling Story Missions featuring a wide cast of Overwatch heroes.

The Overwatch universe is an optimistic projection of the future where every game is a riveting 5v5 battlefield brawl. With a wide range of unique heroes available, players can take on various roles, ranging from a time-jumping freedom fighter to a beat-dropping battlefield DJ, to partake in exhilarating PVP battles. From August 10, players can delve into fresh Story Missions brought about by Overwatch 2: Invasion.

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The update introduces a wealth of new features. It delivers new Story Missions, a brand-new PVP core game mode, improved ways to hone skills with favorite heroes, a novel Support hero, and much more. For those with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, all Overwatch 2 heroes can be unlocked via the Overwatch 2 New Heroes Starter Pack, included as part of the Game Pass Ultimate Perks starting August 10.

The Story Missions chronicle the rise of Null Sector, a time after Overwatch disbanded and the world is exposed to fresh threats. When Null Sector instigates an attack in Paris, several heroes successfully prevent the city’s destruction. But the rescue mission uncovers the commencement of a global invasion. The new Overwatch team is tasked to counter this force, relying on both past allies and new characters for their mission.

Overwatch 2: Invasion offers additional co-op events, including a bonus co-op mission on Kings Row. The update also launches Flashpoint, a unique PVP core game mode that adds new locales and challenges players to seize key positions across the map, labeled as “Flashpoints.”

Moreover, the update is tailored to both novice and veteran players, introducing new ways to play and master favorite heroes. The Hero Mastery mode offers engaging training courses for individual heroes. Plus, the Practice Range gets an overhaul with a new firing range, offering dozens of practice settings and multiple targets to refine aim with any hero.

For those new to Overwatch 2, the Overwatch 2 New Heroes Starter Pack provides immediate access to six heroes, including Sojourn, Junker Queen, Kiriko, Ramattra, Lifeweaver, and an unrevealed hero, available exclusively via Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks starting August 10.

Overwatch 2 remains free-to-play, with Season 5 launching on June 13. The update is filled with new game modes and seasonal events, along with a new Mythic skin for Tracer available with the Premium Battle Pass. Overwatch 2: Invasion is set to hit Xbox starting August 10, promising a new era of immersive gaming adventures.

Source: Xbox Blog

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage is the founder and editor-in-chief of Try Hard Guides. He has been covering and writing about video games for over 9 years. He is a 2013 graduate of the Academy of Art University with an A.A. in Web Design and New Media. In his off-time, he enjoys playing video games, watching bad movies, and spending time with his family.


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