The hype and excitement surrounding Overwatch 2 are palpable. With the closed beta only four days away, expectations are brewing. And boy, did the pot start bubbling yesterday. The NDA embargo on the Alpha being lifted at 6 pm local time yesterday sent everyone into a frenzy, myself included.
Despite an extended power outage at that time, nothing stopped me from watching the newly released content from those that participated in Overwatch 2’s Alpha. Witnessing the reworks to Doomfist and Orisa alongside many other changes, has fueled a fire for Overwatch 2.
Over the past few weeks, I have found myself getting back into Overwatch, and it has been fun playing alongside friends. Perhaps the expectation for Overwatch 2 has brought me back to the game for now. Of course, there is still doubt in my mind. I still do not know if I will have access to the beta, something most of us will only find out on the 26th of April.
But what is it with Overwatch 2 that excites me the most? For I do not know how long it has been, but I have been craving big changes to Overwatch. The lack of changes is why I fell out of favour with the game, which made me turn towards games like League of Legends and Destiny 2 to satisfy my gaming urge. Overwatch 2 is fresh, no matter how you look at it, sure, I am expecting most heroes to retain the same feel, but the game itself will feel different. It is 5v5 Overwatch, something that brings both excitement and skepticism.
The nerd coach in me can not wait to learn the game again. Learning is my comfort zone, and it is where I thrive and enjoy competitive games the most. Learning new metas, compositions, and how heroes can be fully optimized is just the tip of the iceberg of what is to learn in Overwatch 2. And I am salivating at the idea.
For now, I have decided to lower my consumption of Overwatch 2 Alpha content for the pure fact that I want to experience the game myself. If it comes to the point where I do not get access, there will be tons of content I can absorb. Am I going to have FOMO; there is without a doubt, but at the very least, there is something for which I am hyped.
My excitement for Overwatch 2 has reached the levels that Witch Queen did on its release day, and we are still four days away. Perhaps the level stays on the day of beta release, or perhaps it grows even more. I am going to say now I apologize to anyone who has to deal with me on that day. I am going to be an uncontrollable mess.
My last sentiment before I sign off is, please be willing to give the game a try. Do not write it off just yet. Even if your first experience of it does not meet your expectations, know that this is just the closed beta. There is still the open beta and the game’s official release to come. Take any issues and balance errors with a pinch of salt. So sit back, relax and enjoy the days unfolding before our eyes.