Blizzard previously admitted that the launch of Overwatch 2, which was marred by a slew of bugs, DDoS attacks, and other issues, did not live up to the company’s expectations.
While the company has made significant progress toward making the game playable — many players were unable to log in at first — its work is far from finished.
Now, the developer is attempting to make amends with fans by providing freebies and hosting events.
It will host several Double Match XP weekends to allow players to accumulate points and rank up. Blizzard will announce specific dates for the events in the near future.
It will also provide a Cursed Captain Reaper Legendary skin and a Health Pack Weapon Charm to players who log in between October 25th and the end of Season One.
Both items will be added to people’s collections automatically if they log in during that time period. Blizzard stated in its announcement that it will deploy more stability updates, beginning with another patch scheduled for release this week.
It also stated that it is closely monitoring the game for any new issues or bugs that may arise.
On its forum, the developer keeps a public list of known issues, but players are discovering more that it has yet to acknowledge.
According to Kotaku, users are reporting issues with specific characters in the game, such as Mei, whose ice wall has been behaving inconsistently. Blizzard even had to remove two heroes from the game entirely to fix a few bugs in the ability kits.