Overwatch 2 is doing things quite a bit different from your standard game sequel. All the content that appears in this second game will also be available to those who are playing the first. That has lead some to believe that Overwatch 2 is just glorified DLC, but director Jeff Kaplan wants to change that thinking. He offered up a comment on the matter in an interview with the Washington Post.
“This isn’t just DLC or an expansion. I play a lot of games. I can’t think of a single DLC or expansion of this magnitude.”