Overwatch 2: Jeff Kaplan Answers Our Questions


Despite the Overwatch 2 Behind-the-Scenes panel at Blizzcon 2021 revealing a glut of new details about the game, there's still a lot to discuss about Blizzard's shooter sequel. Thankfully, we managed to speak to exactly the right person about that - game director Jeff Kaplan.


  • Роман
    Роман12 dni temu

    Pve pve pvepve

  • Douglas Heathfield
    Douglas Heathfield19 dni temu

    Welcome to Overwatch, where the characters don’t even fit in the game. - Jeff

  • Supernoel64
    Supernoel64Miesiąc temu

    Campaign better be multiplayer with friends 😡

  • William Richardson
    William RichardsonMiesiąc temu

    Will this game include respect for the citizens of Hong Kong?

  • cash findme
    cash findmeMiesiąc temu

    Basically this game isn’t even close too being done

  • ausernameicanuse


    Miesiąc temu


  • No Commentary Gameplay

    No Commentary Gameplay

    Miesiąc temu

    Sounds like a 2022 release

  • Littleman787
    Littleman787Miesiąc temu

    Jeff needs a pop filter...

  • Hunter Thibodeaux
    Hunter ThibodeauxMiesiąc temu

    There is no way the talents will be in pvp. This game is wayyyy too full of cry babies. If it makes it, I’ll be very surprised.

  • Bodyful09


    Miesiąc temu

    Only in PvE but maybe there would be a arcade mode for the PvE talents to play on all game mode (hybrid,Assault,Escort,CTF and more...)

  • Gizmo
    GizmoMiesiąc temu

    Blizzard support Chinese vilonce

  • Hallerty 14

    Hallerty 14

    Miesiąc temu

    If they said they didn't they'd get shut down

    RICHARDFLORES2100Miesiąc temu

    So no cross play guys. Trust me. Which is sad af.

  • Evanz111
    Evanz111Miesiąc temu

    This is reminding me more and more of Battleborn, so let’s hope it doesn’t flop.

  • Stark
    StarkMiesiąc temu

    if aim assist on controller comes to overwatch 2. it will be a very bad decision

  • Stark


    Miesiąc temu

    Then it shouldnt be cross platform or controller on pc shouldnt be allowed. The game shouldnt help you aim, ever

  • Kristian Dee

    Kristian Dee

    Miesiąc temu

    @Stark yes lol

  • Stark


    Miesiąc temu

    @Cap Scarce naw is there aim assist?

  • Cap Scarce

    Cap Scarce

    Miesiąc temu

    Have you played overwatch on consoles

  • Steven Cooper
    Steven CooperMiesiąc temu

    That ice rink around 2:30 ARE WE FINALLY GETTING A CANADIAN HERO!?!?

  • Ian Vaillancourt

    Ian Vaillancourt

    Miesiąc temu

    yeah the new hero is canadian she has the electric rifle thingy

  • K Person
    K PersonMiesiąc temu

    He's more worried about cartoon frogs than making the glacial pace faster

  • Batonya12561
    Batonya12561Miesiąc temu

    So, they want me to buy pve gamemode with a price of the full game? Nah, I'll pass

  • Batonya12561
    Batonya12561Miesiąc temu

    Any fundamental changes? -WHE ChANged ThA RolE NAm

  • JDTW
    JDTWMiesiąc temu

    The gaming community is so toxic nowadays, so sad 😞..

  • MV
    MVMiesiąc temu

    They could make a level where some place is being attacked and they say that two hero’s are protecting the people and it turns out those hero’s where just junkrat and roadhog because they hate Omnics and stuff

  • Pachanas
    PachanasMiesiąc temu

    Reinhardt/Wrecking Ball build? So Wreckhardt?

  • Google it
    Google itMiesiąc temu

    Not buying the game because it's a Blizzard game.

  • Tuyen Pitts
    Tuyen PittsMiesiąc temu

    All the gameplay is on maps with mild changes from the Overwatch. Hmm....

  • Carson Diaz
    Carson DiazMiesiąc temu

    It is 2021, you have to have crossplay.

  • Jessi Olson

    Jessi Olson

    Miesiąc temu

    Between consoles. Not with pc no one wants that

  • Carson Diaz
    Carson DiazMiesiąc temu

    Does anyone even care anymore?

  • calvin snr
    calvin snrMiesiąc temu

    Dead game before it got released

  • Егор Башков
    Егор БашковMiesiąc temu

    Isn’t this the same game?

  • Antonio Starch

    Antonio Starch

    Miesiąc temu

    Sequels are typically similar to the original, yes

  • CheeksDaFreak 305
    CheeksDaFreak 305Miesiąc temu

    can't wait for overwatch 2! Hanzo all day.

  • Na Cl
    Na ClMiesiąc temu

    OW2 looks like a DLC for OW1...the PVP looks exactly the same...still has no release date...really disappointing.

  • mehmet gurdal
    mehmet gurdalMiesiąc temu

    Dual wielding on junkrat? Now that's fun :D

  • NEX 56
    NEX 56Miesiąc temu

    8:24 this is what metro ow is like

  • CallMeNick
    CallMeNickMiesiąc temu

    El Jefe is a legend. Game looks absolutely stunning, worth any wait.

  • Sir FluffyLJ
    Sir FluffyLJMiesiąc temu

    Take your time get it right.

  • Menroth
    MenrothMiesiąc temu

    Jeff tries to consume his mic for 8 minutes.

  • Rick Vee
    Rick VeeMiesiąc temu

    Crossplay between console and PC would be problematic for Competitive. But if they can get a PS4/5 & Xbox Competitive thing working, that would be amazing.

  • ///PASSIVE///
    ///PASSIVE///Miesiąc temu

    Hey Jeff why won’t you let us carry our skins over different platforms like Fortnite and Warzone have?

  • Patrick Hanks
    Patrick HanksMiesiąc temu

    Multiplayer story. Dual wielding weapons. Skill trees. Shield based builds. Fully aggressive builds. PvE vs PvP balance. So, Borderlands?

  • Tehman93
    Tehman93Miesiąc temu

    IGN: What do you think about this game? JK: It's horribly broken IGN: Ok

  • Londry
    LondryMiesiąc temu

    crossplay comp would ruin the game

  • unchartedrocks1
    unchartedrocks1Miesiąc temu

    Hi im Jeff from the Overwatch team this game is going to go through years of buffing this & nerfing that without ever solving the issue. Hope u buy it. 🙂

  • JacksoN64
    JacksoN64Miesiąc temu

    0:27 Rome is a Push map confirmed

  • Raven Ronin Streams
    Raven Ronin StreamsMiesiąc temu

    Why dont they just delete ball 4head

  • sweaterguy
    sweaterguyMiesiąc temu

    3:41 you're welcom

  • Richard Wainwright
    Richard WainwrightMiesiąc temu

    Free Hong Kong

  • Miles Filby
    Miles FilbyMiesiąc temu

    “Will we see a lot of original hero abilities return in talent trees?” Jeff: yes HANZO SCATTER ARROW RETURN CONFIRMED

  • AlexxSubZero


    26 dni temu

    @Luke Pace They could had lowered the dmg of the scatter.

  • Luke Pace

    Luke Pace

    26 dni temu

    Scatter was such an elegant ability. It's disappointing there was never a solution found to balance it.

  • AlexxSubZero


    Miesiąc temu

    Mercy whole team rez😂😂😂.Reaper teleportation only while on the ground,no hp recover from hits,only after eliminating somebody.Sombra limited invisibility with a faster run.Hog standing still while healing.Dva without the rockets while her ultimate also eliminates you :)) Junkrat with a single mine.Torb without being able to throw the turret,you have to place it.Also the old ultimate,lv 3 turret.

  • huh woah

    huh woah

    Miesiąc temu

    Only with pve

  • Miles Filby

    Miles Filby

    Miesiąc temu

    @Kevin OoO oh heeeeeel no. But they can nerd bastion quite a bit with that

  • jubi
    jubiMiesiąc temu

    Please give us cross progress

  • jon bruni
    jon bruniMiesiąc temu

    Are we there yet?

  • Jack Allman
    Jack AllmanMiesiąc temu

    Rienhart would be just turning 11 now

  • CR0W
    CR0WMiesiąc temu

    I'm all down for crossplay. Just give the Switch version a 60fps option before yo do that.

  • Carson Diaz

    Carson Diaz

    Miesiąc temu

    Thats impossible. Overwatch 2 won't come out for Switch either

  • Kevins Knives
    Kevins KnivesMiesiąc temu

    Put it on a blockchain.

  • Anthony Marline
    Anthony MarlineMiesiąc temu

    “How would Hanzo and wrecking ball be on a mission?” Well you made the hamster in a ball so maybeeeee have them be relevant to overwatch? Genji is in overwatch hamster knows Winston, Winston and genji were on a mission together. Figure it out

  • Gabriel GabrielGabrielGabriel

    Gabriel GabrielGabrielGabriel

    Miesiąc temu

    wrecking ball and hanzo solo mission. boom

  • Kev H
    Kev HMiesiąc temu

    I'm mostly interested in talents from the PvE trees being able to be utilised on PvP. Surprised you never asked about ongoing support for the current OW1 too in order to keep the current player base engaged, especially if OW2 isn't gonna be out this year even.

  • Christopher Eckerdt
    Christopher EckerdtMiesiąc temu

    Does he though?

  • darko hunter
    darko hunterMiesiąc temu

    In my opinion the talents would be as broken as mayhem so just throw it in arcade and some people will enjoy it

  • IllumiNoEye Gaming
    IllumiNoEye GamingMiesiąc temu

    Yooo Jeff from the Overwatch Team

    ADOLF HITLERMiesiąc temu

    It’s better if cross-play is a console exclusive because of all the pc hakers

  • Luke Pace
    Luke PaceMiesiąc temu

    Summary: CONFIRMED: Old abilities return in story mode LIKELY: Open beta Solo story mode Story mode abilities available in custom modes More info soon POSSIBLE Big changes to how roles are considered (like renaming Tank to Brawler) Cross play UNLIKELY Release date soon All characters in story mode

  • Star Shot

    Star Shot

    Miesiąc temu

    For the all characters in story mode being unlikely. It might mean that you can play everyone but some characters just aren't in the story

  • Gen G

    Gen G

    Miesiąc temu

    You’re cute ☺️

  • Luke Pace
    Luke PaceMiesiąc temu

    "Null Sector or Talon doesnt go to Reddit and complain when Mercy has 5 man rez" lmao

  • revseanchan


    Miesiąc temu

    @Littleman787 a lot of the time fanbases don't deserve respect though, especially the loud parts of it on twitter

  • Littleman787


    Miesiąc temu

    Could you say a more dismissive or disrespectful thing to your fanbase...

  • The Gheist

    The Gheist

    Miesiąc temu

    Twitter would be more accurate nowadays

  • Sean O’Brien

    Sean O’Brien

    Miesiąc temu

    Best quote ever

  • Water
    WaterMiesiąc temu

    “Null Sector and Talon won’t go to reddit and complain” - Jeff Kaplan 2021

  • Shane McAllister
    Shane McAllisterMiesiąc temu

    can't wait to play this upon its release Summer of 2025!

  • Joey Vela
    Joey VelaMiesiąc temu

    This still looks really far out, not that hyped tbh

  • bhuvi mehta
    bhuvi mehtaMiesiąc temu

    Atleast a new cinematic short!

  • Dylan Seay
    Dylan SeayMiesiąc temu

    Idk why but this Bilzzcon restored a lot of my faith in Blizzard so I'm really excited to see whats next

  • Issy
    IssyMiesiąc temu

    does it take place in the same year the shorts did?

  • Turritar
    TurritarMiesiąc temu

    Not buying the game if Torbjörn doesn’t get the ability ”pyramid of Torbjörns”.

  • ً


    Miesiąc temu

    What's that now?

  • Raikeran


    Miesiąc temu


  • Nova Enforcer15

    Nova Enforcer15

    Miesiąc temu

    But the framerates

    FEELITMiesiąc temu


  • Captain Obvious!!!
    Captain Obvious!!!Miesiąc temu

    So is this a DLC? Or overwatch 1.5?

  • mitchkat123


    Miesiąc temu

    It is a complete upgrade and sequel to OW. It is not DLC. It is it’s own full new game and owners of OW will be bumped up to this new version for PVP in OW2

  • alice
    aliceMiesiąc temu

    Overwatch 2 is what Battleborn should have been

  • Xxx Khalil xxX
    Xxx Khalil xxXMiesiąc temu

    Different game same toxic community just migrating to it

  • Greg Wilkinson
    Greg WilkinsonMiesiąc temu

    Would be cool to see a map in an underwater city(big dome underwater, could do a really cool level then when you look up you see the ocean overhead)

  • ppokih Li
    ppokih LiMiesiąc temu

    How about a talent PvP in arcade (definetely not in comp tho that's for sure lol)

  • Oscar Foerster
    Oscar FoersterMiesiąc temu

    I'm so happy that this game is at least somewhat on the way!

  • Brandon Moore
    Brandon MooreMiesiąc temu

    "Hey! Mah naem is Jeff!"

  • I Love Trap & Futanari Hentai
    I Love Trap & Futanari HentaiMiesiąc temu

    I'm ready for that Rule 34 Art

  • CocoMura
    CocoMuraMiesiąc temu

    Rein firestrike should deal Melee damage at super close

  • Sekiro
    SekiroMiesiąc temu

    so is the weather only for PVE.?

  • cashuwal
    cashuwalMiesiąc temu

    wjat Id like to see is how the story or campaign introduce new heroes or characters to play Im so hyped on the story really

  • Jose Gamez
    Jose GamezMiesiąc temu

    Let them take their time. This game is too important to many people and the expectations are super high.

  • lel liron9690
    lel liron9690Miesiąc temu

    crossplay would be HUGE for the pve part of ow2

  • ipraytovodka


    Miesiąc temu

    @scumbag supreme yeah but skill is a bit of an abstract idea and as you can see varies based on the pool of people you play with. as you can verify for yourself right now by comparing same mmr skill between desktop and console players

  • scumbag supreme

    scumbag supreme

    Miesiąc temu

    @ipraytovodka wouldn’t it be skilled based match making?

  • ipraytovodka


    Miesiąc temu

    until you match with switch players and they perform at the level of 5 year olds cuz of lags and framerate issues

  • zach leslie

    zach leslie

    Miesiąc temu


  • Big Black Glock
    Big Black GlockMiesiąc temu

    They better give wrecking ball a story

  • Macho Fantastico
    Macho FantasticoMiesiąc temu

    I love the idea of them having a PVP mode where talents are activated. It'll probably be unbalanced as hell, but fun nonetheless.

  • IllMasta
    IllMastaMiesiąc temu

    Why not create a mode where there's a "level-up" system during the game and include some of the trees? Hmm..

  • Luke Pace

    Luke Pace

    26 dni temu

    Perfect for arcade. Ever play one of those quest modes

  • Matt


    Miesiąc temu

    So basically a moba

  • ax2323


    Miesiąc temu

    Not to mention more moving parts = more balancing problems.

  • Jeff Ulloa

    Jeff Ulloa

    Miesiąc temu

    For such a fast-paced game, it would clash with the gameplay.

  • Roumi
    RoumiMiesiąc temu

    Between all the hero’s in overwatch, I want to see a Hanzo story

  • Tyria Taylor-Matthews
    Tyria Taylor-MatthewsMiesiąc temu

    This reminds me of subspace from ssb (edit) the story i mean

  • CyborgCorgi777
    CyborgCorgi777Miesiąc temu

    For crossplay, I think it would be cool if you could like tick off a system you would or would not want to play crossplay with like as a ps5 player, I could tick off Xbox players to play with and not tick off PC players

  • Henbot
    HenbotMiesiąc temu

    Don’t see how OW2 heroes will work in OW if they using a new engine and 5 on 5

  • Tego
    TegoMiesiąc temu

    Jeff says how would hanzo fit into a mission with Overwatch, easy make a mission where hanamura is getting attacked and there is a cutscene were Overwatch is losing the fight in hanamura and hanzo comes in and saves them so he can help protect his home town, he settles his differences and helps fight.

  • Bodyful09


    Miesiąc temu

    More like Hanzo could be Captured by Talon and like Mercy,Genji,Echo and Winston would have to save him bc if you don’t know in Ow 1 there is interaction between Widowmaker/Doomfist and Hanzo bc they are trying to recruit Hanzo into Talon but he keep declining so maybe Talon would stop trying to ask him and capture him while meditating in Hanamura like in the dragon Animation when Hanzo visit His home to mourn his Brother that he killed

  • Nicolaos
    NicolaosMiesiąc temu

    I hope there will be way more rewards for pvp. One of biggest cons of OW1 was rewardless gameplay. I would love to see tons of unlockables as a rewards.

  • Zero Genesis
    Zero GenesisMiesiąc temu

    I'll never forgive him. He ran mercy to the ground and made her the weakest sht in the game. All for the whiny dps players who can kill everyone in 1 sec but bitched and moaned about her being able to resurrect their ult kills.

  • SF Brick Films

    SF Brick Films

    Miesiąc temu

    Just say you’re hard stuck silver and leave

  • Lee Hamlet
    Lee HamletMiesiąc temu

    I really want a beginning and ending to the story mode, or just a movie!

  • Joshua Newton-Kerr
    Joshua Newton-KerrMiesiąc temu

    I actually enjoyed this video. As a game developer, I know Jeff, and the time for Overwatch 2 is memeable, but he answer all these questions that I had with proper lengthy answers that gave proper insight rather than just gonna Uh can't tell you here's an answer that doesn't relate at all. Big props to Jeff here for being actual really awesome in this interview.

  • Lapát Jani

    Lapát Jani

    Miesiąc temu

    Are you deaf or smth?

  • Ape Sibe

    Ape Sibe

    Miesiąc temu

    What game did you develop?



    Miesiąc temu

    Will it have better ai

  • imam aziz
    imam azizMiesiąc temu

    the new pharah is so cool

  • James R.
    James R.Miesiąc temu

    Cross play please!

  • gattsu glory
    gattsu gloryMiesiąc temu

    there will be someone who will make a dota version of this game!

  • Mecha Robots
    Mecha RobotsMiesiąc temu

    This game won't be out until 2023 by the sounds of it .

  • ZEB I
    ZEB IMiesiąc temu

    wish overwatch 1 was on geforce now

  • BlamedAxis
    BlamedAxisMiesiąc temu

    Jeff is so cool

  • KevinGame3
    KevinGame3Miesiąc temu

    1:37 this part kind of ticked me off I'm worried that some characters. We know and love might not have enough screen Since Mortal Kombat story mode some characters are going to be background characters

  • Lewis Norden
    Lewis NordenMiesiąc temu

    What they showed was great! I'm just going to wait and hope the game is truly amazing, and play the original now and again.

  • dingaia
    dingaiaMiesiąc temu

    ah blizzard just does PR like nobody else, love it. High quality assets all around, great animation, storytelling, game design, innovative and cooperative efforts with community, all around blizzard is the place to be in the industry.

  • Random Hajile
    Random HajileMiesiąc temu

    Hey Jeff: How much ham-fisted politics are in the new game's lore this time?

  • Luis Arturo Montoya Peña
    Luis Arturo Montoya PeñaMiesiąc temu

    Last question: Is Bastion finally gonna get nerfed?

  • Sina Madani
    Sina MadaniMiesiąc temu

    Cross-platform must be all but confirmed, why else would they be focusing so heavily on PvE? There's literally no excuse now, cross-play is successful in most games it's been implemented in.