Overwatch Fans Want Sojourn Added to Game to Make Up for Sequel Delay
Overwatch 2 has officially been delayed, and fans of the franchise are wanting more content to be added to the original game. The latest delay has left a gaping hole of content, which fans think will even become wider since it will almost be two years since Overwatch got a new hero.
Overwatch fans have taken to social media to discuss—and debate—about adding Sojourn to the Overwatch universe. The last time that a new hero, Echo, was introduced into the game was last April. Apart from that, it has also been a while since there was a new map for the game’s core modes.
“I think they should release Sojourn since her ability kit has already been shown, and she is clearly playable,” one Overwatch fan stated.”It would be good damage control for the derailed O2 hype train.”
Those who follow the franchise strongly think that Sojourn, the series’ first Black female hero, will breathe life and bring a fresh lore to a game that may have gone barren. According to those who have been clamoring for Sojourn’s addition to Overwatch, the character has an exciting kit that was showcased at the recent 2021 BlizzConline. Sojourn will reportedly play an integral part in the backstory for Overwatch 2.
Blizzard has already previously announced that they will no longer be bringing any new heroes to the original Overwatch title, and that any work done for the game will be mostly bug fixes and balancing. Moreover, Sojourn’s weapons and abilities have already been designed for the sandbox that surrounds the upcoming Overwatch 2. With that said, it is expected that tweaking Sojourn’s movement abilities to effectively downgrade her character model for her to work well with Overwatch will not be a simple task.
Clearly, the Overwatch community is grasping at straws for anything that could keep the original Overwatch game going intrinsically. Introducing a new character will certainly achieve this, but, with all the internal controversies going on within Blizzard, this is most likely not on their list of priorities.
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