On the off-chance anyone still cares, Overwatch 2 story missions begin soon

Overwatch 2, the hero shooter of choice for people who haven't heard of an obscure little indie novelty called Team Fortress 2, has been teasing players with a mysterious character called the Enigma. The hacker has appeared in games and streams to drop hints about the upcoming Invasion story missions, before being revealed in a recent reveal trailer. Spoiler, it's John Cena.

Those story missions will feature the notorious Null Sector attacking notable world cities Rio de Janeiro, Gothenburg, and I guess Toronto as well. As civilians flee, the violent omnic liberation group begins rounding up robots and the heroes of the Overwatch task force are dispatched to fight back.

The Invasion story missions will be available this month. As Blizzard explains, "On August 10, answer our enigma, John Cena's call with the Overwatch 2 Ultimate Invasion Bundle featuring permanent access to the Invasion Story Missions, the Invasion Premium Battle Pass featuring over 80 tiers of cosmetics, including an all-new Mythic skin for Ana, 20 Battle Pass Tier Skips, 2,000 Overwatch Coins, and two exclusive Legendary Null Sector themed skins for Cassidy and Kiriko."

Blizzard has also debuted another animated short, this time for Overwatch 2's first new hero, Sojourn. It's premiered in-game, so you'll have to actually launch Overwatch 2 and help get the numbers back up to find out exactly how adorable they've made her dog.

Overwatch 2 is coming to Steam on the same day as Invasion begins, with more of Blizzard's library to follow. We'll see how much the Steam bump helps, as Blizzard recently admitted that Overwatch 2's "engagement and player investment" is in decline.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.