YouTube content creator TimTheTatman made some candid remarks about the state of Overwatch 2, revealing why he thinks the series has moved in the wrong direction. It is no secret that Overwatch 2 has faced a number of controversies since its release in early access in October 2022, with the cancelation of some of the game’s promised PvE elements being the latest issue to frustrate fans.

The cancelation of the much-hyped PvE campaign mode for Overwatch 2 emerged on May 16, dealing a disappointing blow to many fans anticipating the content. While the executive producer for the game, Jared Neuss, clarified that other Overwatch 2 PvE-centric content was still coming, the news of the cut campaign first revealed at Blizzcon 2019 shook many fans' faith in the franchise.

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In a recent YouTube video, TimTheTatman gave his thoughts on the scrapped plans for the PvE mode in Overwatch 2. Unsurprisingly, he expressed his disappointment with the cancelation of certain PvE features. However, he went further, noting where he believed Blizzard went wrong with the franchise. According to the streamer, a lack of regular updates for the original Overwatch following the announcement of the sequel “ruined” the series.

Interestingly, the streamer suggested that the developer would have been better off not releasing a sequel and only updating the first game instead. He reasoned this would have prevented some of the content droughts that happened later in the life of 2016’s Overwatch. Furthermore, he claimed that the canceled PvE would not have been as big of an issue if it was only an add-on for the original game. According to the streamer, the promised PvE for Overwatch 2 was one of the main compelling factors justifying a sequel, causing its cancelation to be a massive disappointment to many fans.

It is worth pointing out that TimTheTatman said that he still loved the series and hoped things would change. While the streamer can often be found these days playing games like Call of Duty: Warzone 2, among other titles, he noted in the video that 2016’s Overwatch was one of his most-played games when starting as a content creator. As a result, he said the game held a special place in his heart. Nevertheless, he said that Overwatch 2 was "struggling" currently. "I hope somehow Overwatch makes a return arc, but I don’t know how that’s going to happen," he said.

Despite many fans, including TimTheTatman, being disappointed with the game's current state, Blizzard has revealed that it has lots more planned for the free-to-play hero shooter. The developer has released a roadmap for Overwatch 2 teasing new events, Heroes, maps, and more. However, it remains to be seen if this upcoming content is enough to keep fans interested in the game in the coming months.

Overwatch 2 is out now in early access for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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Source: Dexerto