Overwatch 2 Gets “Overwhelmingly Negative” User Reviews On Steam
Overwatch 2 appears to be getting review bombed on Valve’s digital distribution platform, Steam, with “overwhelmingly negative” user reviews.
Out of a total of 22,619 user reviews for Overwatch 2 as of writing, the consensus has been “overwhelmingly negative”, according to Steam. The game’s arrival on Valve’s platform was expected to give it a boost in active players after Blizzard acknowledged that player engagement had decreased, and that has indeed happened.
As of writing, Overwatch 2 has a concurrent player count of over 52,000 users on Steam. However, the negative sentiment surrounding the game on Steam may not help with player engagement in the long run if Blizzard doesn’t look into the issues being faced by users.
In their reviews, many users have been critical of acquiring heroes through the Battle Pass, while others have expressed their disappointment with the cancellation of the PvE mode that was announced back in 2019. Additionally, certain users have expressed dissatisfaction with the matchmaking system, as it appears to fall short of being welcoming to newcomers.
Based on the current system. all players, including those who begin playing in future seasons and those who did not level up their previous Battle Passes to the required level to unlock a hero, are able to acquire the heroes introduced in earlier seasons by playing. Heroes from previous seasons are available for players to earn through challenges. Alternatively, they can be bought directly from the store with Overwatch Coins.
Overwatch 2 is a 2022 first-person shooter game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. Serving as both a sequel and successor to the 2016 hero shooter Overwatch, the game strives to provide a communal arena for player-versus-player (PvP) modes. A noteworthy change in PvP modes from the previous game involved the reduction of team sizes from six to five members. Notable characters also underwent major changes. The game is free to play title is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. Its early access commenced on October 4, complete with full cross-platform play integration.