On October 26th, an Overwatch 2 photo leaked on Twitter, causing a lot of confusion on whether or not the leak is real. There are many things that may lead people to believe that the leak is fake, but there is some pushback from others who seem to know what is to come for Overwatch 2.
A Twitter user going by the name of WeakAuras posted the photo with the caption: “And some #overwatch2.” The account is the UI framework for World of Warcraft which has people wondering if Overwatch 2 is using a different graphics engine. The very detailed design of Tracer has some people believing that this leak could be legit.
Many Overwatch fans have pointed out that the logo has some imperfections. There is some misalignment going on with the Overwatch symbol and the number 2. Fans are also pointing out that the finish on parts of the leaked photo such as Tracer’s hair and the Overwatch logo resembles brush strokes from Photoshop.
What else has been leaked for Overwatch 2?
A Twitch streamer named Metro leaked Ashe last year at Blizzcon. He was notable for leaking Ashe’s cinematic and moveset for BlizzCon 2018. They posted predictions of what will be shown for Overwatch 2 and content for a cinematic.
Rumors about Overwatch 2 have been on everyone’s minds since the summer. Metro claims that the game’s major switch will be that Overwatch becoming a PvE and PvP game. In addition, there will be a new leveling system that can change your hero’s abilities and how they are used. Tracer’s upgraded Pulse Bomb was the talk amongst fans; it latches onto enemies, so anyone close enough to it also becomes attached to the Pulse Bomb.
Within Metro’s predictions, he also claims that after the cinematic short and the new logo reveal, Jeff Kaplan will appear and talk more about Overwatch 2. In addition, Metro said the leaks are from “someone tied directly to a Blizzard dev.” Right now, no one knows what the gameplay looks like or if it is any different from the normal gameplay we see. Many people are still skeptical about the leaks, but it does seem like many fans are going in with a grain of salt.