Overwatch is basically Team Fortress 3, and I mean that in the most respectful and complimenting way possible towards both games. Team Fortress 2 should be recognized as one of the greatest games of the last generation. It has been supported for nearly 10 years, and still continues to captivate a stable audience with its timeless visuals, easy to pick up and play gameplay, and of course, hats. TF2 players love their hats.
Blizzard’s latest hit, Overwatch, seems poised to be this generation’s crazy fun and batsh!t silly shooter. And, given Blizzard’s track record of supporting their franchises, could also capture that same longevity as well.
However, it’s not hard to see that Overwatch draws A LOT of inspiration from Team Fortress 2, both in terms of gameplay, and in style. That’s not a bad thing, though. Team Fortress 2 is an amazing game, and if Blizzard wants reuse some of Team Fortress 2’s most successful and fun ideas in their own universe, no complaints here. It’s the Team Fortress 3 we all want, and given Valve’s track record, may never get.
With that said, let’s run through five instances where Overwatch very obviously peeked into the Team Fortress 2 playbook.