Overwatch 2 to Test New Heroes and Speed Up Gameplay

# Overwatch 2 Extends Halloween Celebrations and Teases Future Updates

## Keeping the Spooky Spirit Alive Beyond Halloween

Overwatch 2, the popular team-based shooter, continues to ride the Halloween wave with a variety of spooky cosmetics still available for players to snatch up. While the official Halloween event has ended, fans of the game need not worry. They still have the opportunity to unlock a myriad of terrifying in-game items through both the store and the current battle pass. However, time is of the essence as the new season is fast approaching, set to begin on December 5.

## Anticipation Builds for Upcoming Overwatch 2 Seasons

Details about the next season of Overwatch 2 might still be shrouded in mystery, but developers are not shy about sharing exciting developments set to unfold in the foreseeable future. One of the more significant announcements came from BlizzCon 2023, where they revealed two new characters set to join the fray following the debut of Mauga, the new tank hero.

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## Successful Testing Leads to Future Hero Previews

A new entry in the “Director’s Corner” features Aaron Keller, who speaks on the success of Mauga’s test run, available for players during an entire weekend. The overwhelmingly positive feedback from the community suggests that future hero tests might be a regular occurrence.

“The Mauga event was the first time we released a hero as a test”, Keller explains. “We got a lot of player feedback, good data on the hero, and had enough time to make a number of changes, as well as a really fun event for the game. We think this could be a great model for the future.” Keller hints at not just future heroes, but other significant content potentially following this testing model.

## Mauga and Season 8: What’s in Store?

The upcoming eighth season promises to deliver a fortified Mauga, with several changes to enhance the hero’s capabilities. In addition to Mauga’s improvements, players can expect gameplay tweaks such as a reduction in spawn times.

“We are also excited about the idea of carrying out some experiments to make the game more fun. For example, what would happen if spawn times were drastically reduced?” Keller posits, confirming that this experimentation will be part of Season 8.

## A Look Back at Season 7 and Beyond

As Season 7 concludes on December 5, players reflect on its unique offerings, such as the first-ever musical collaboration in the game. Although the ominous Halloween theme predominated, there is much excitement surrounding the Overwatch League and speculation on whether Overwatch 2 will branch out into animated series territory.

Stay tuned for more updates, and make sure to mark your calendars for the launch of Season 8. Here’s to another exciting chapter in the Overwatch 2 saga, promising new heroes, gameplay enhancements, and continuous entertainment for its players.

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