Blizzard reveals Overwatch 2 launch balance changes and patch notes

What you need to know

  • Developer Blizzard has announced the balance changes that will be coming to Overwatch 2 when it’s released on October 4, 2022.
  • Patch notes include nerfs for Junker Queen’s Commanding Shout, Orisa and Bastion survival nerfs, and many other small mods.
  • Additionally, Blizzard is also adding a new damage passive role that allows damage heroes to gain 25 percent movement and increase their reload speed whenever they score an elimination.
  • Ancient idle damage that allowed damage players to preserve up to 30% of the final charge when switching heroes was applied All Heroes, including tanks and support.

Overwatch 2 is set to release in just under two weeks on October 4, 2022, and ahead of the game’s full release, developer Blizzard Entertainment has announced all credit changes that will begin on release day. These include a variety of buffs and power-ups for specific heroes, as well as some broader changes that will affect a variety of characters.

The biggest change players can expect and when Monitor 2 The direct transition is that the negative role of damage heroes that allowed players to transfer 30% of the final charge when the character switch is applied to all heroes, including tank and support characters. Damage Heroes now have a new idle item that gives them 25 percent faster movement and reload speed whenever they score an elimination target. This power-up will last for 2.5 seconds, and while players won’t be able to stack it, they do will Being able to update and extend it by having additional deletes.

Blizzard also mods the temporary health (green bars of HP) provided by certain abilities and Ultimates to grant a 50% reduced Ultimate charge instead of zero Ultimate charge when they are dealt damage by enemy players. This will make health-conscious opponents more rewarding, while maintaining the usefulness of Overhealth as an effective tool to counter competing abilities and goals.

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many hero changes It’s also made, with the power downs for Junker Queen and Buffs for Orisa and Bastion standing out as the most important mods. Junker Queen’s Commanding Shout ability had her health bonus lowered from 100 to 50, although Overhealth would no longer degrade over the duration of the ability. Its duration is also reduced from 5 seconds to 3 seconds, and its cooldown is increased from 11 to 15 seconds as well.