Overwatch’s Kaplan confirms new content “every single month between now and the end of the year”

Overwatch’s first anniversary event has barely gotten underway, and game director Jeff Kaplan has already confirmed that the game will have new content arriving “every single month between now and the end of the year.”

This is no doubt exciting for fans, with new content bringing skins, emotes and other collectibles regularly. For the competitive scene, players will want to take not of the new maps, which will be “core” maps, in addition to the three new battlegrounds added to Arena with the Anniversary patch.

Kaplan made the comments on PlayOverwatch’s Twitch channel for the channel’s Anniversary Community Stream, embedded below.

“Right now we are literally working on content all the way through the end of the year,” said Kaplan. “That’s cool content drops every single month between now and the end of the year.”

Then he mentioned a new hero on the horizon. The hero, which fans hope will be the long-awaited Doomfist, hasn’t been dated or identified further than: “There’s also some really cool hero news just on the horizon, so hopefully people will be excited by that.”

Overwatch’s first birthday was yesterday. In the last year, there’s been a trio of new heroes: Ana, Sombra and Orisa. Heroes have released roughly every three-four months, so it’s reasonable to expect a new hero to arrive in a month or two.

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