One of the most controversial things about Overlook 2 has been the beloved hero shooter’s shift from paid game to free-to-play download supported by grindy battle passes. Blizzard now says it wants to address these concerns in the future and smooth out the game’s progression in future seasons so that players “feel more rewarded just for sitting and playing.”
“For Season 3 and beyond, we’re looking at a mix of Battle Pass changes, more interesting challenges to pursue, and more exciting game-oriented progression systems for you all to dig into. We’ll be able to talk about some of these changes soon, but other changes may take longer to break in,” recently hired executive producer, Jared Neuss, wrote in a new update.
In the meantime, Season 2, which begins December 6 and adds Ramattrasees each new special event introduce its own unique skin that can be unlocked just by playing. Twitch goes downwhich give players access to new cosmetics by looking at their favorite Overlook 2 streamers, also continues. I don’t think this will immediately satisfy the game’s most vocal critics, but at least it’s an admission that the status quo isn’t sustainable.
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Since the game’s launch, players have been frustrated with new heroes being stuck behind the paid battle pass, the time it takes to level up, and the high prices of all skins. Due to the current state of affairs, some players are even craving the loot boxes from the first game. And all this is only compounded by broken characters, delayed patchesand random bugs like a recent glitch that stuck with some players unable to advance in ranked play.
For now, Blizzard is working on granting more XP to support players to incentivize them to choose that role and reduce queues. Overlook 2 is also currently handing out Sojourn, Junker Queen, and Kiriko highlight intros to those who log in during certain time periods the coming week. Blizzard even has crossplay aim assist enabled for console players in all modes except competitive because the alternative was a “bad experience.”
“Players who have stayed with us, players who have returned and players who are just now jumping into the fun – thank you for playing Overlook 2Neuss wrote today. “We have an incredible community and I hope we can continue to grow together by being open about what we think.”