However, Daniel Ahmad, a well-known analyst, wanted to offer a more in-depth analysis of the problem and pointed out: two-thirds of negative reviews are in Chinese. Of course, western reviews are also mostly negative, but it is curious that the reviews come from the eastern market en masse.
Reasons behind China’s hatred of Overwatch 2
There Negativity of Chinese players Ahmad explains that this is due to many reasons. To begin with, details such as the cancellation of the Hero mode and the cost of micropayments, which Western players also mentioned, were criticized.
But at the same time, the problem is that Chinese players I couldn’t play Overwatch 2 It’s been around eight months since the agreement between Blizzard and NetEase preventing distribution of Blizzard games in China was terminated in January 2023.
Coming to Steam has now allowed Chinese players to return to the game (Steam is accessible without a VPN in China, and Overwatch 2 also includes Simplified Chinese in its international version), but they cannot use their original account and then it should start over. The lack of country servers is also not liked by the players.
It is therefore a matter of criticism not only about the game, but also about the distribution method.