The First Bit of Overwatch 2’s Toned Down Co-Op Mode Lands in August Plus a New PVP Mode

Overwatch 2's new update is coming this August.

by Christian Bognar
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Xbox Showcase gave us the first look at Overwatch 2’s new update coming soon. This is the most significant update the game has ever seen, which looks to make the online game even more fun than before. Read on for everything you need regarding Overwatch 2 new Invasion update.

Overwatch 2’s New Co-op Events and PVP Information

Overwatch 2 is getting new content on August 10, 2023 through an add-on called Invasion. Invasion will bring new story missions, a new co-op mode, a new playable hero, and much more. According to Xbox Wire, the update includes co-op events, similar to what we saw in the first Overwatch through special events. Furthermore, players can participate in Hero Mastery Mode — a mode with hero-specific training missions. This is a great way to understand better how to use each character’s abilities properly.

Possibly the best mode in the Invasion update will be the new game mode, Flashpoint. Flashpoint will have teams face off against each other as everyone tries to take control of three specific points on the map — similar to domination in the Call of Duty series. Flashpoint is a great way to mix up the standard gameplay of Overwatch, and could possibly be the perfect way to bring in new players to the online game.

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There is a lot to look forward to in the upcoming update, and Xbox has even gone as far as to tweet that it is the largest update to ever come to the game. You can see the tweet below.

Xbox Wire goes into further detail, letting players know that if they are new to the game, they can jump right into the game with all playable characters by purchasing the Overwatch 2 New Heroes Starter Pack. If you are interested in the Invasion update, getting this starter pack is highly recommended so you are prepared for every possible combat encounter, as each character has a unique ability that does well in different situations. The starter pack also includes legendary cosmetic skins — if that is something you are into.

For more information on the latest Overwatch 2 update — check out the gameplay trailer below.

Overwatch 2 Invasion update arrives for the game on August 10, 2023.

- This article was updated on June 12th, 2023

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Christian has been a writer of Attack of the Fanboy for about a year and has covered Shadows of Rose, Wild Hearts, Remnant 2, Lies of P, and more; his favorite genre is Survival Horror. He has a business degree but felt the need to take his love for video games to the gaming community. Outside of writing, you can find him listening to all types of podcasts, especially Always Sunny Podcast and Morbid True Crime.