Overwatch 2‘s launch on Steam this year was not met with the positive reception that Blizzard Entertainment might’ve hoped for. As of writing, it’s currently the lowest-rated game on the platform with an Overwhelmingly Negative consensus and only 9% of positive reviews. Overwatch 2 director Aaron Keller has now come out to address the review bombing and reassure fans that more content is coming in the near future.
Overwatch 2 launched on Steam on 10 August and was immediately met with negative reviews. A lot of this is due to the game’s cancelled PvE hero mode which Blizzard promised would differentiate the sequel from its predecessor. Unfortunately the mode was scrapped, much to the dismay of players who were looking forward to it. This led to the community questioning why the game even exists if it doesn’t contain anything unique to justify its sequel status.
Back in June, Overwatch 2 faced even greater backlash when it was revealed that Blizzard basically paywalled new PvE content. One angry user wrote, “They cancelled PvE and decided to sell us the parts they finished.”
This has all culminated in the mass downvoting on the game’s Steam page. However, Keller has now directly addressed the Steam review bombing on Blizzard’s official website, claiming that players were understandably still upset with the cancelled PvE content:
“Many of the reviews on Steam mention the cancellation of the much larger component of PvE that was announced in 2019 as one of their primary reasons for dissatisfaction with the game. I get that. That announcement was about an ambitious project that we ultimately couldn’t deliver.”
Keller assured players that the team can only look ahead and continue delivering new content and updates:
“If we can’t turn back the clock, then what can we do? We can keep adding to and improving Overwatch 2. That is how we move forward. This means more maps, heroes, game modes, missions, stories, events, cool cosmetics, and features – an ever-expanding, evolving, and improving game. This is the future of Overwatch. One where we will continually create and innovate on what is making the game great now for the players who are playing now.”
Overwatch 2 is currently available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC.