Overwatch 2 PVE Cancelled: Backlash Reaction & Refunds

Karan Pahuja
4 Min Read

Overwatch 2 PVE (the way it was originally envisioned & announced in 2019) is canceled and this news has led to backlash from players, with many asking for refunds. Yes, the dedicated PvE mode has been in development for more than 3 years but unfortunately has gotten scrapped. Now, the developers have revealed a new roadmap and their future plans for the story elements of the game.

Why was Overwatch 2 PVE Cancelled?

Overwatch 2 PvE Mode Scrapped

Overwatch 2 developers revealed that they “won’t be delivering the Hero Mode with Talent trees”. This was revealed in the Dev Chat stream on the official PlayOverwatch Twitch channel. Jared Neuss said, “With everything we have learned about what it takes to operate this game at the level that you deserve, it’s clear that we can’t deliver on that original vision for PvE that was shown in 2019.”

But while the Hero mode, Talent trees, and power progress might be gone Aaron Keller did say that “Going Forward though, rather than doing a big one-time PvE release, and rather than pouring all of our efforts into these singular releases. We’re planning to make co-op gameplay, and co-op experiences just part of our live roadmap.” He also added that they have “a lot more co-op features planned, some canon and some very not canon”.


Will there be no PvE in Overwatch 2 at all?

No, Overwatch 2 will have PvE features in the game in the future, but it won’t be a separate game mode. The game will have new Story missions in Season 6 along with a new support hero and other features. An Overwatch 2 season typically runs for 9 weeks, so we can assume to get PvE features on 17th October. Remember that this is a speculated date and not the actual date when season 6 will start.

Can you Get a Refund on Overwatch 2 for PvE being Scrapped?

While nothing has been officially announced, the answer is mostly no. The skins, emotes, battle passes, and other stuff the game offers have cosmetic changes on the characters. So it is unlikely that you can get a refund on your purchases for the PvP element of the game. The reason people are wondering if it’s an option is because the game was originally advertised as a PvE experience.

Backlash and Fans Reaction to OW2 PvE Being Canceled

Most fans that were excited for the PvE and those that got into OW2 because of it have been disappointed by this news. This reaction is pretty common and can be seen on Reddit and Blizzard official Forums as well.

You can check out our video below to see how different streamers took this news of it being scrapped away.

That’s everything about why Overwatch 2 PvE got cancelled, possibility of refunds and its plans for the future. If you decide to play the game regardless of its PvP mode then head over Overwatch 2 section. Here you can find useful guides on the best heroes, their counters, and more.

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