Overwatch: Return has officially launched for free on October 5. Despite the initial bugs, the game was a fairly successful launch for Blizzard, at least keeping the Overwatch franchise alive.
At this year's live event, Blizzard also revealed that Overwatch will launch PvE content in 2023, IT House reported. Blizzard has hinted that Overwatch 2's PvE will act as a series of missions to move the game's overall story forward.
In addition, PvE content allows players to visit familiar locations, such as the Torbjorn Factory. One of Overwatch's biggest enemies, NullSector, has also confirmed its return. Blizzard's Director of games, AaronKeller, said that with PvE, Blizzard will be able to expand the Overwatch universe even further, with a deeper diversity of storytelling.
However, Blizzard executive producer JaredNeuss hinted yesterday that a PVE mode for Overwatch 2 won't be coming soon when he replied to a question about whether there's any new information about PVE mode for Overwatch 2.
"In the near term we will be very focused on the 'coming soon' second season," he said. We'll talk about the PvE mode and other highly anticipated features in the future, but players may keep waiting. I know that's probably not a very satisfying answer, but I honestly can't tell you much more."