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The latest update from the Overwatch 2 developers details the new features coming to the game with season 10. The game's director, Aaron Keller, shared information about the change in the way heroes are unlocked, mythical skins, increased coin earnings and more.

Starting with Season 10, all new heroes will be unlocked immediately upon release. Additionally, existing characters will also be available to players without the need to unlock them through the Battle Pass.

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Overwatch 2 newcomers will still have to go through the user induction experience to unlock heroes while learning the basics. After unlocking the heroes from the game's original roster, all characters will be automatically released.

Last year, during BlizzCon, we got a sneak peek at the 40th champion, Venture, showcasing his unique underground mechanics and bold, adventurous spirit. She is the highlight of the game's cast in the next season.

Mythic changes in Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2 will offer more control over how players acquire Mythic hero skins. In Season 10, changes will be implemented in the way skins can be obtained, upgraded and unlocked, through the new Mythical Shop.

The Mythic Shop will allow players to work towards acquiring Mythic skins for heroes from past and current seasons as they progress through the Premium Battle Pass. They will have control over how far they want to advance in each Mythic skin.

So, for example, if they don't want to unlock all color or model variations of a skin, they can spread their progress across other Mythic hero skins.

Additionally, past Mythic skins will be included in the Mythic Shop, giving players the opportunity to purchase their favorites. Mythic hero skins from each season of Overwatch 2 will be available two seasons after their debut.

This means that Mythic skins from Seasons 1 to 7 will be available in the Mythic Shop starting in Season 10. More information about the Mythic Shop and other changes to the Premium Battle Pass will be shared in the coming weeks.

Challenges and coins

Starting in Season 10 of Overwatch 2, players will earn coins as they progress through the free and premium Battle Pass tracks, making them more accessible and consistent to earn.

Additionally, the amount of coins players can earn for free will increase from 540 to 600 coins per season. Weekly Challenges will be more flexible to suit each player's play style, and they will now also reward Battle Pass XP.

Keeping the gameplay fresh

In addition to heroes and customization, ways were also sought to renew the essence of Overwatch 2's gameplay. In Season 9, major changes to Competitive and core gameplay mechanics were introduced.

The long-term vision is to maintain constant momentum in the game, regularly introducing new or updated systems, changing the meta, restarting ranks and adding new rewards.

The frequency of these changes is being evaluated and player feedback is being listened to carefully. The goal is to make Overwatch 2 as fair, fun, and competitive as possible.

More maps to explore

The new mode introduced at BlizzCon 2023, Clash, will make its debut this year, along with two additional maps. The limited-time test of Clash, on the new Hanaoka map, will take place at the start of Season 10.

Season 11 will introduce Runasapi, the new Breakthrough map set against the stunning backdrop of Peru, in the world of Illari and the Inti Warriors. Additionally, some existing maps are being reworked and Season 11 will also bring a revamped Colosseum.

Feedback was also received about Dorado, Circuit Royal, Havana and Numbani. Significant updates are in development for these maps. Other details of the developer update can be read on the blog.

Overwatch 2 is available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch and PC.

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