Overwatch 2 One Punch Man may herald map IP crossovers, Blizzard says

With the Overwatch 2 One Punch Man crossover here, Blizzard has addressed the possibility of map IP crossovers in the multiplayer game, saying it's hard to do.

Overwatch 2 One Punch Man may herald map IP crossovers, Blizzard says

With a handful of popular Overwatch 2 characters getting One Punch Man skins, like Genji Genos, Mumen Ride Soldier 76, and Kiriko Terrible Tornado, developer Blizzard has addressed if we can expect further IP crossovers for the multiplayer game, with Overwatch 2 maps a possibility in the future.

Plenty One Punch Man characters arrive as Overwatch 2 skins in the game today, as the Overwatch 2 One Punch Man crossover comes out swinging. While this crossover is limited to Overwatch 2 skins, weapon charms, name cards, and victory poses, Blizzard is aware that it could be making crossover Overwatch 2 maps as well, but they’re an entirely different beast.

“The difficult part with map crossovers is that it does take a lot of work to make an Overwatch map, and we play test them to death, and even then they still have their challenges,” Overwatch 2 art director Dio Rogers says in a press interview (via Dexerto).

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Rogers then refers to the multiple layers of Overwatch 2 map development, which sets them apart from a crossover like Overwatch 2 One Punch Man, with balancing, competitive, readiness, and visibility all playing a part.

That said, Rogers would love to see something like Naruto’s Hidden leaf Village in Overwatch 2, so we can all dream right? This is by no means a confirmation of the next Overwatch 2 crossover, or that we will be getting maps, but it definitely seems like it’ll happen.

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