# OVERWATCH 2 CANCELS HERO MISSIONS PVE MODE
If you are a fan of Overwatch 2, you might have been looking forward to the game’s PvE-based hero missions. However, it has recently been announced that the long-awaited mode has been canceled in favor of continued seasonal story-focused events.
# ORIGINAL VISION FOR PVE
When the game was first announced, it was teased that there would be two PvE campaign modes in addition to competitive modes. Hero missions were presented as an always-available mode with RPG-like qualities that featured talent trees to grant different buffs to heroes.
Story missions, on the other hand, would be like the original Overwatch’s story-focused events where players would group up and fight against AI-controlled enemies instead of teams of other players. These missions would either cover the game’s overall story or be fantastical side stories. They would also be seasonal, rotating out every few months.
# CANCELING HERO MISSIONS
According to executive producer Jared Neuss, the canceled hero missions would have required pulling developers from the live game to create the PvE mode as it was originally conceived. This would have taken focus away from the live game and would not have been beneficial for players.
# FOCUS ON LIVE GAME
Blizzard’s focus is now on the live game. They have promised to release new content and events regularly, so players will not have to wait for years between new heroes or events.
While the loss of hero missions is unfortunate, story missions will still be available, and the game’s first big story event is expected to arrive in season 6. Additionally, developers are planning to introduce new support and tank heroes, bring back the Summer Games event, and introduce the creator workshop.
We hope you found this information helpful. Stay tuned for more updates on Overwatch 2 and its development.