Twitch streamer Felix “xQc” Lengyel is not impressed with Overwatch 2.
Overwatch fans are anxiously awaiting the release of Overwatch 2, which will feature new competitive game modes and maps, hero-driven campaigns, and the introduction of five-person teams. Overwatch League players got to test out the new Push game mode on September 25, giving the first competitive look at the one-tank team compositions in action.
But according to xQc, the gameplay didn’t build any hype in the way Blizzard may have hoped. xQc recently streamed his reaction to the gameplay and was very underwhelmed with what he was seeing.
While watching the match unfold, xQc squinted at the screen, looking quite judgmental. After a while, he turned towards the camera with the same disgruntled face and simply said, “it’s the same game.”
Seeming perplexed, xQc stared at the game again, possibly trying to see if he was missing something. Scratching his chin, he added, “I don’t know how I feel about this.”
xQc isn’t the only one to feel this way about Overwatch 2. Fans of the game have been skeptical for a while, stating that Blizzard could have simply updated Overwatch instead of making players pay for an entirely new game. Adding heroes, game modes, and other content could easily be implemented in the existing title as can new roster requirements like five-man teams.
Making matters worse is the fact that the game has been plagued by development issues and was reportedly being pushed back multiple years. Blizzard is now reportedly eyeing a 2022 release for Overwatch 2.
xQc used to be an Overwatch streamer and before Twitch, he played for the Dallas Fuel in the Overwatch League so he has a bit more insight into the competitive side of Overwatch than others in the community. He eventually stepped away from the competitive end of the game after multiple controversies due to outside-the-game behavior.
Today he stands as one of the most successful streamers on Twitch according to a massive leak that revealed his income, playing a number of games including Grand Theft Auto Online.