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Overwatch doesn’t have definitive DLC plans

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Overwatch, Blizzard’s upcoming Saturday morning cartoon shooter that stars heroes and villains who can actually aim worth a damn, is going to cost you a few pennies. Well, several thousand of them of to be exact. Widely expected to be a free-to-play game, Blizzard bucked the trend of hero shooters by announcing that Overwatch would be priced at $60 for the base edition.

$60 for all the heroes, maps and tricks. With no DLC in sight. Which is frankly impossible. There has to be some DLC in the pipeline, right? I mean, that’s how video games work these days. You pay full price for most of a game, and more for the rest of it. Thing is, even Blizzard doesn’t know what the plan is for DLC, because there is plan for such content right now.

“We’re not sure if and when and how we’re going to add new heroes to the game at all,” game director Jeff Kaplan said to PC Gamer, explaining that Blizzard “absolutely” doesn’t have “a definitive answer and a definitive plan”, and not just because the team “just don’t want to tell you what it is yet”.

We’re not sure if and when and how we’re going to add new heroes to the game at all. I think there was a misconception that went around early on—and I’m not sure how this came about—that you would get 21 heroes when the game launched, but there would be a ‘hero store’ with other heroes for sale at launch also, and that just couldn’t be further from the truth.

There was also a misconception that we would be selling maps, and we’ve never had any intention of selling maps.

Of course plans can change between now and the June release, although I’d put easy money on the game being supported post-launch with cosmetic fluff such as more skins.

Last Updated: November 9, 2015


  1. I just want Blizzard to make a new game with an awesome single player…

    Although I will keep an eye on this one to see what they do with it.


    • Nikola

      November 9, 2015 at 11:55

      Would be great…


  2. Ottokie

    November 9, 2015 at 11:04

    With the Rand sitting around R14 to the dollar, it’s gonna be a very long time until I play AAA titles again 🙁


    • 40 Insane Frogs

      November 9, 2015 at 11:12

      During the crunch, the best thing to do is to clear the backlog 😀


      • Ottokie

        November 9, 2015 at 11:14

        And with December so close, that is exactly what I will be doing with my vacation time 😛


    • Snowlockk

      November 9, 2015 at 12:32

      For me it seems to be I buy one game, my friend buys the other and we swap when we done.


  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    November 9, 2015 at 11:05

    I can believe that they don’t have a definitive plan. I can’t believe they don’t have an initial plan, a partial plan or a broad view plan.


    • 40 Insane Frogs

      November 9, 2015 at 11:13

      It’s almost like they’re actually Bungie…. 😮


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        November 9, 2015 at 11:20

        One’d swear there’s something linking these companies together…


        • 40 Insane Frogs

          November 9, 2015 at 11:24



  4. 40 Insane Frogs

    November 9, 2015 at 11:12

    But can we trust Blizzard? Error 37…


  5. Hammersteyn

    November 9, 2015 at 11:15



  6. Loftus

    November 9, 2015 at 11:40

    NO DLC ??? Do I not have Nipples ? I demand to milked!!!


  7. SmurFyZA

    November 9, 2015 at 11:49

    Well considering how we are being bent over the barrel already with the current state of our Rand, I hope its a once off amount.


  8. miaau

    November 9, 2015 at 12:03

    Yes, yes, but how much do they want for the Season Pass?


  9. SargonTheRebornBatpanda

    November 9, 2015 at 13:07

    I figured it out. There are no DLC plans because Overwatch is little more than packaged DLC itself… 😉


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