Overwatch 2: Director Responds to Steam Review Bombing

Overwatch 2 has had many ups and downs since its release. The community of Blizzard fans who frequently boot up Overwatch 2 has been vocal on a number of issues about the game, including the new Invasion content and Season 6 updates. Since going live, many players have taken to forums and Steam threads to voice their opinion about the game, which resulted in a wave of negative reviews and comments. Despite the backlash from the Overwatch community, Blizzard has been silent and given no response. But that changed on Friday with an unexpected response from an unlikely source.

Aaron Keller, the director of Overwatch 2, finally shared a response to the overwhelming backlash and negative reviews of the game on its Steam page, shared on the official Overwatch blog. The number of reviews shared on there from fans led to Overwatch 2 garnering a “mostly negative” display and becoming one of the most negatively reviewed games on Steam to date. Aaron’s statement touched on what it’s been like seeing the response from the community and how much he understood why it was happening.

“…Although being review-bombed isn’t a fun experience, it’s been great to see lots of new players jump into Overwatch 2 for the first time. Our goal with Overwatch 2 has been to make the game more accessible than ever for more people than ever before. 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…”

Aaron went on in the blog post to discuss some stats about the game since launching Overwatch 2, as well as how the team learned much when launching some of the latest new content. “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.”

For many, there was a lot of disappointment with Overwatch 2 after PvE content that was initially planned was canceled. Much of the excitement about the launch of the sequel was the potential for PvE content to become a big deal among players. But despite changes being made, a lot of people continue to play Overwatch 2 online, even with so many negative reviews of the game being passed around. Hopefully, things will change going forward as more content is released and Overwatch 2 receives more updates. With any luck, it’ll change the outlook of it to the community who are still very passionate about the game.

What do you think of Overwatch 2 and the statement from the game’s director? Do you still play Overwatch 2 online? What kind of things do you want to see Blizzard add to the game? Let us know your thoughts down below in the comments!

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