Overwatch art fans have reason to rejoice as a new book announced

Sitting in front of the computer if fun until it's not

No matter how much you love Overwatch, at some point you have to accept that man, woman, the family cat, and great-grandmother Myrtle were not meant to sit in front of the computer 16 hours per day. Looking to scale back your screen time without spending any less time with Tracer, Widowmaker, D.Va, Genji, Zarya, and Doomfist? Then get ready to break out the credit card for a new Overwatch book headed our way this fall. Overseen by Dark Horse, and written by Matt Burns of game developer Blizzard, The Art of Overwatch Vol. 2 will deliver exactly what one might expect from its title.

The bones of the book will consist of Overwatch 2 artworks, including the new characters (hello Doomfist!), skins, modes, and levels that have been rolled out since the release of 2017’s The Art of Overwatch Vol. 1.

There will be both a regular edition of The Art of Overwatch Vol. 2 and a deluxe edition. Bonus features for the later will include a cover rendered in gold foil. Both will have enclosed lithograph art prints as well as insights from the game’s developers.

At the risk of stating the obvious, The Art of Overwatch Vol. 2 is meant as a bookend for The Art of Overwatch Vol. 1.

The book will also double as something of a placeholder for those who can’t wait for the release of Overwatch 2—the actual game that is. At Blizzcon this past February, game developer Jeff Kaplan revealed that the second installment of the first-person shooter will be a proper sequel with new heroes, story missions, and hero missions.

What he was reluctant to do was provide Overwatch fans with an actual release date for Overwatch 2. The reason for that is simple, namely that the game’s developers at Blizzard have no idea when they’ll be ready to roll with a finished product.

In other words, Overwatch fans hoping to do something other than sit in front of the computer for 16 hours a day playing the first installment of the series have a wait on their hands. That includes not only you but the family cat and great grandmother Myrtle.

Mike Usinger once took the better part of two years to finish Grand Theft Auto. Over the course of his career he has written about everything from eSports to music to movies to travel.

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