Overwatch 2 concept art hints at a possible battle pass

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Concept art for Overwatch 2 has raised the possibility that Blizzard’s hero shooter sequel will include a battle pass.

A concept for the game’s main menu, designed by Blizzard Senior UI Artist Jayson Kirby, has appeared online via Artstation (as spotted by Attack of the Fanboy).

The image shows off a new look for the game’s homepage, with familiar options for accessing its hero roster, shop, and challenges – but also a separate battle pass option.

It’s worth pointing out that this image is just a concept, and Blizzard hasn’t said anything about Overwatch 2 moving to a Battle Pass-style system.

Similarly, Kirby called the image “early concept work” for the sequel, and the game’s listing of major console platforms (Xbox One and PS4 rather than Series X/S and PS5) suggests it was did some time ago. Indeed, Kirby moved on to another project within Blizzard in 2020.

We contacted Blizzard to find out more.

After a long wait, the Overwatch 2 closed beta is set to begin later this month with access to new maps, a new hero, and more.

The long-awaited sequel still doesn’t have a full release date, though things seem to be moving a bit faster since Blizzard said it had “decoupled” its work on the game’s PVP and PVE modes.

Last year brought little news about the game, as both Blizzard and parent company Activision faced a deluge of damning reports regarding its working culture.

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