Blizzard wants Fortnite-style Overwatch 2 crossovers

Seeing characters like Naruto and Goku in Overwatch might not be as strange as it sounds, as Blizzard execs recently expressed interest in hosting Overwatch 2 collabs in a style similar to what we’re seeing. in other battle royale games, namely Fortnite.

Overwatch Vice President John Spector made the comments in an exclusive interview with game informant‘s Alex Van Aken, where he discussed alternative ideas the team is considering to generate revenue. In-game ads, such as what Meta and a handful of other companies experimented with earlier in 2022, emerged as a possible option, as did the prospect of charging money for Mythic skins. However, Spector said he wanted to try something that would allow the team and other players to explore their interests.

“We’ve seen some really fun examples of games working with other brands or other games,” Spector told Game Informer. “I’m a huge anime fan myself. I think it’s super cool when I see Naruto appear in Fortnite. I don’t even play Fortnite, but it’s awesome. And as we watch the Overwatch 2 space, these are things we want to explore. If and when we do, one of our key values ​​is to do it in a way that is right for the Overwatch franchise.

How this might work in Overwatch 2 hasn’t been hinted at, although it seems likely that Blizzard should adopt a different kind of model. Where Fortnite doesn’t have established playable characters and instead opts for themed skins, such as Dragon Ball Z skins, Blizzard has built Overwatch around its heroes, backgrounds, and unique playstyles.

While Blizzard might simply choose to add new heroes, like Genshin Impact’s unique crossover with Horizon Zero Dawn, the depth and attention to detail of each hero seems like more effort than it’s worth. sadness.

Either way, expect to see some sort of outside influence in the battle pass once the Overwatch 2 release date rolls around. In the meantime, be sure to check out our Overwatch 2 tier list to pick the best Overwatch 2 heroes for you.

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