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Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Overwatch 2 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Ben Kendall and updated 10 weeks ago.
There is a range of modes, each with a different objective, such as capturing an area of land longer than the other team, controlling a robot, and stealing the other team's flag and bringing it back to your base. Each mode features team-based combat with two opposing sides. At the start of each match, you select your character from one of the many characters in the game, each with a unique skill and attributes that need to be mastered to be effective. Characters are further divided into three categories:
- Damage: offensive-focused characters of which there are two per team.
- Tank: defensive characters of which there is one per team.
- Support: characters who can heal teammates of which there are two per team.
The result is a game where communication and teamwork are just as important as shooting prowess. Learning which roles you excel at and working as a team to coordinate who takes what roles to maximise your effectiveness is essential to a successful team.
Cross-Platform: You can play with people on other consoles as well as PC.
You can play this game in the following styles:
10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Younger players can enjoy this if they are comfortable with highly competitive games and quick reactions. It can be frustrating when you lose, and you have to rely on teammates which is another tension point for youngsters.
Account RatingIf you are under 18-years-old, your parent or legal guardian must consent when making an account to play online.
You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.
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- In-Game Loot Boxes: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. These include in-game purchases of random items (known as 'loot boxes') that offer a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent.
- In-Game Pass: Purchase a season/battle pass to gain access to limited in-game purchases, reward items and other aspects of the game.
The game is free to download, but then you can buy in-game currency and loot boxes for extra cosmetics and new heroes.
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Release Date: 24/05/2016, updated in 2022
Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Players: 1 (10 online)
Accessibility: 27 features
Components: 3D First-Person
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