Overwatch 2 receives worst reviews on Steam, becomes lowest-rated game

Overwatch 2 receives negative user reviews, causing its Steam rating to plummet as player count drops.

Overwatch 2 receives worst reviews on Steam, becomes lowest-rated game
Published by Liam @ PC Game Spotlight 10 months ago

Overwatch 2 becomes the lowest-rated game on Steam

Overwatch 2 receives the worst reviews on Steam, as the multiplayer game’s concurrent player count drops and the Blizzard FPS receives a deluge of negative reviews flooding Valve’s storefront. In the wake of the Overwatch 2 season 5 finale, developer Blizzard Entertainment announces plans for the next season but fails to address the cancelled PvE mode announced in 2019, leading to a review bomb that sees the game’s Steam rating plummet to the lowest possible.

Overwatch 2, one of the biggest multiplayer games on PC, receives the worst reviews on Steam as the Blizzard FPS game registers a ‘Overwhelmingly Negative’ rating with over 140,000 negative user reviews. The issue appears to stem from the cancellation of an ambitious PvE component announced in 2019, with fans expressing dissatisfaction at the development team’s inability to reverse time.

“I understand the frustration around Alfheim,” Overwatch 2 director Aaron Keller says in a video response, referencing the cancelled mode. “The thing I want to focus on is that we’re really excited about the future of Overwatch 2 and where we’re taking the game. We can’t reverse time, but we’re really committed to making the best game we can.”

Keller also acknowledges the review bombing, responding with a smile emoticon when asked about the influx of negative reviews. He also expresses gratitude at new players joining the game, and says that he is “really proud of the team” for developing the game thus far.

Despite Keller’s response, Overwatch 2’s concurrent player count drops precipitously and the game’s daily peak on Steam drops to 50,000, with over 75,000 concurrent players on release day. In the subsequent days, however, the game’s player count drops to around 30,000, with the game now ranked 64th on Steam’s top sellers list.

Fans then initiate a Twitter campaign under the hashtag #OWDevAppreciation2023 in support of developers. Fans and developers share stories and experiences regarding the game, with Keller himself responding to the campaign and thanking players for their support.

As for Overwatch 2, Blizzard’s multiplayer shooter is set to kick off its next season, with the sixth season, Invasion, introducing a new support hero, PvP mode, and story missions. While the PvE missions offer a welcome distraction, the continued wait for news on the game’s future sees fans leave negative reviews en masse.

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