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[Blizzard] Overwatch 2 Retail Patch Notes – May 24, 2024 (Yep, another patch. Hog nerf / Sigma old ult returns)
  • Roadhog

    Developer comments: Roadhog benefitted greatly from the recent headshot reduction passive for Tanks so we are nerfing his survivability. This change to Take a Breather is aimed at encouraging more mindful resource management. The change to Whole Hog will make the ultimate more of a zoning tool while lowering its lethality, especially against tanks with their recently increased knockback resistance.

    Take a Breather

    • Resource regeneration rate reduced from 10 to 8 per second.
    • Maximum healing reduced from 450 to 400.
    • Cooldown reduced from 1.5 to 1.25 seconds.

    Whole Hog

    • Knockback increased from 14 to 16.
    • Damage per pellet reduced from 7 to 6.

     

    Sigma

    Developer comments: Our last patch aimed to make some Tank ultimates more forgiving to use during combat. Sigma’s Gravitic Flux can suffer from missing due to slight line of sight checks but we don’t believe this change had proper communication for all instances. We may return to this change for Sigma down the line with updated visuals.

    Gravitic Flux

    • Gravitic Flux now requires line-of-sight to lift targets again.
  • [Blizzard] Overwatch 2 Retail Patch Notes – May 21, 2024 (Venture Buff)
  • Venture

    Drill Dash

    • Cooldown now begins when the ability is used.
    • Cooldown is no longer decreased by half when used underground.
    • Cooldown is accelerated by 90% when underground.

    Burrow

    • Added a 0.2-second grace period after the Burrow timer runs out where emerging can still be charged.

    Developer Comments: As we continue to monitor Venture’s gameplay throughout their release Season, we are making a change today that adds more flexibility to using Drill Dashes. Players will now be less punished for using their Drill Dash above ground and immediately burrowing due to the new accelerated cooldown while underground.

  • [Blizzard] Overwatch 2 Retail Patch Notes – May 14, 2024
  • MATCHMAKING UPDATES

    • When a player is currently on a loss streak, the matchmaker will try to avoid putting the player on a team that is statistically calculated to have a lower chance of winning.

    HERO UPDATES

    GENERAL

    • Armor health has been reverted to provide a flat damage reduction of 5 per projectile, up to a maximum of 50% damage reduction.
    • Out-of-combat health regeneration changed from 20 health per second to 10 health per second + 5% of maximum health.

    Developer comment: Armor is being reverted to its original functionality to better resistance rapid fire damage and shotgun-type weapons. Out-of-combat health regeneration has been a positive but subtle addition to the game, but had a much smaller impact for tank heroes due to their massive health pools, so we’re adjusting it to heal for a percentage of maximum health.

    TANKS

    Role Passive

    • Tanks now have 25% damage reduction against critical headshot damage.
    • Knockback resistance increased from 30% to 50%

    Developer Comment: Although armor health will now be more effective in some of the more difficult matchups, it will also be losing potency against the typically slower, higher damage instances. To help reduce the feeling of tanks being taken out too quickly by high bursts of damage, the role-wide passive now provides improved defense against critical headshot damage.

    Junker Queen

    Commanding Shout

    • Can now be activated while using other abilities.
    • Cooldown reduced from 14 to 12 seconds.

    Developer Comment: Junker Queen being able to activate Commanding Shout while swinging her axe or during her Ultimate ability will make it more responsive for when an additional burst of health or movement speed is needed.

    Sigma

    Gravitic Flux

    • No longer requires line of sight to the center of the effect.

    Developer Comment: Similar to how Graviton Surge functions, Gravitic Flux no longer needs line of sight to affect enemy targets in its area. There are a fair amount of counterplay options to deal with this ultimate so we’re making it more reliable to grab enemy targets within its area of effect.

    Wrecking Ball

    Grappling Claw

    • Impact damage increased from 50 to 60.

    Piledriver

    • Movement lockout duration for enemies increased from 0.5 to 0.75 seconds.

    Minefield

    • Damage increased from 130 to 165.
    • Explosion knockback increased from 5 to 10.

    Developer Comment: Wrecking Ball has been performing much better after his recent update and these tuning changes will help his abilities feel more impactful.

    Zarya

    Graviton Surge

    • Radius increased from 6 to 7 meters.
    • Duration increased from 3.5 to 4 seconds

    Developer Comment: We have been increasing the value of some tank ultimate abilities to account for the increased health pools and it helps to make the decision of when to counter-swap more of an interesting tradeoff. Graviton Surge was still very useful to set up combos with other ultimate abilities but we want to makes sure it’s powerful enough on its own.

    DAMAGE

    Junkrat

    Frag Launcher

    • Impact damage increased from 40 to 45 (Total damage increased from 120 to 125).

    Developer Comment: Junkrat’s weapon has great damage output but is unreliable outside of close range due to its slow projectile speed, which is an intended drawback to its high output. The Season 9 health changes affected Junkrat more than most other heroes since it now requires one more shot to secure an elimination. We’re increasing the damage on direct impacts to return to 2 direct hits for an elimination, without making his combo with Concussion Mine as deadly as before since that one is much easier to execute.

    Echo

    Duplicate

    • Ultimate gain multiplier while transformed increased from 4 to 4.5.

    Developer Comment: While the main benefit of Duplicate is a second health pool and the utility of another hero’s abilities, it was often too difficult to charge an ultimate in the Duplicate time limit so we’re increasing the bonus multiplier slightly.

    Hanzo

    Dragonstrike

    • Speed increased from 12 to 15 meters per second.

    Developer Comment: The Dragonstrike ultimate hasn’t been very effective outside of being used in a combo with other abilities that restrict enemy movement, so we’re increasing its speed to help position it as less of a zoning tool and more likely to deal some damage.

    SUPPORT

    Brigitte

    Rally

    • Now resets Shield Bash cooldown upon activation.

    Developer Comment: Resetting the Shield Bash cooldown on ultimate activation was too much potential burst damage for Brigitte when the average maximum health of everyone was lower, but it’s much more reasonable now that it won’t be as lethal.

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  • [Blizzard] Overwatch 2 Retail Patch Notes – April 30, 2024
  • HERO UPDATES

    • Damage role passive healing reduction increased from 15% to 20%.

    Tank

    Orisa

    Fortify

    • Duration reduced from 4.5 to 3.5 seconds.
    • Orisa now moves 20% slower while fortified.

    Javelin Spin

    • Cooldown increased from 7 to 9 seconds.

    Damage

    Venture

    SMART Excavator

    • Maximum explosion damage decreased from 45 to 40.

    Drill Dash

    • Initial impact damage decreased from 40 to 30.

    Tectonic Shock

    • Ultimate charge cost increased by 10%.
  • [Blizzard] Director’s Take: Addressing Unapproved Peripherals on Consoles (banning XIMmers)
  • TL;DR in S11 Ximmers will be restricted to play competitive, forced to play against PC players in Quick Play with aim assist off

  • [Blizzard] Overwatch 2 Retail Patch Notes - April 16, 2024 - Announcements - Overwatch Forums
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    [Blizzard] Overwatch 2 Retail Patch Notes - March 19, 2024 (Mauga, Sombra and Sym nerf)
  • HERO UPDATES

    TANK

    Mauga

    • Base Health decreased from 400 to 375.

    Cardiac Overdrive

    • No longer fills overhealth on activation.
    • Duration increased from 4 to 5 seconds.
    • Cooldown increased from 10 to 12 seconds.

    DAMAGE

    Sombra

    EMP

    • The previous reduction to ultimate cost has been reverted.

    Symmetra

    Photon Projector

    • Primary fire damage per second decreased from 65 to 60, scaling with all levels. Maximum damage per second is 180.

    Sentry Turret

    • Health decreased from 50 to 40.
  • [Blizzard] Overwatch 2 Quick Play: Hacked – March 18, 2024 (only 24 hours QP event)
    • Double Trouble will take over the Quick Play ruleset for only 24 hours and will be available until 11:00 AM PDT on Tuesday, March 19.
    • Team can have up to two of the same hero at any time.
    • In Role Queue, there is still only one player playing the Tank role.
    • All other rules for both Quick Play and Role Queue remain the same.
  • [Blizzard] Overwatch Patch Notes - March 12, 2024
  • HERO UPDATES

    Developer Comments: This patch is focused on fine-tuning some of the systemic hero changes made in Season 9. In addition, we’re adjusting individual abilities to make them feel more impactful due to heroes having larger health pools.

    PROJECTILE SIZE UPDATES

    • Global projectile size modifier for travel time projectiles with a speed greater than 50 meters per second reduced from 0.1 to 0.075 meters.

    Developer Comments: We are decreasing the size of the fastest travel time projectiles because it reduces the frequency of these projectiles failing to headshot due to hitting the enemy’s chest hit volume first.

    ROLE PASSIVES UPDATES

    • Heal reduction applied by the damage role passive lowered from 20% to 15%.

    Developer Comments: The Damage role passive reduces the potency of in-combat healing and helps equalize the effectiveness between burst and damage over time. Nevertheless, we are going to experiment with a lower value to relieve some of the pressure on tank and support roles. We’ll be keeping a close eye on this change as we want the healing reduction to still be noticeable.

    OTHER HERO UPDATES

    Added a new UI element above the player’s first-person health bar to show all active healing status effects (Anti-Heal, Amplified Healing, Reduced Healing).


    TANK

    Doomfist

    Meteor Strike

    • Minimum damage increased from 15 to 50.

     

    Mauga

    Developer Comments: We are changing Cardiac Overdrive to make it more forgiving when used for yourself especially when Mauga is low health.

    Overrun

    • Stomp damage increased from 45 to 60.

    Cardiac Overdrive

    • Duration reduced from 5 to 4 seconds.
    • Cooldown reduced from 12 to 10 seconds.
    • Now fills his passive overhealth by 100.

     

    Orisa

    Terra Surge

    • Charge rate for the first 2.5 seconds increased by 25%.

     

    Ramattra

    Ravenous Vortex

    • Total damage increased from 45 to 70.
    • Cooldown decreased from 12 to 11 seconds.

     

    Reinhardt
    • Armor increased from 275 to 300.

     

    Fire Strike

    • Damage increased from 100 to 120.

     

    Roadhog

    Developer Comments: We’re improving the consistency of the Hook combo. Enemies are pulled closer to Roadhog and aren’t launched as high when Pig Pen activates, making the Scrap Gun follow-up shot more consistent.

    Chain Hook

    • The enemy final position distance from Roadhog after being pulled decreased from 4 to 3 meters.

    Pig Pen

    • Vertical knockback on activation decreased by 43%

    DAMAGE

     

    Hanzo

    Developer Comments: We’re reverting the previous change to the base projectile size of Hanzo’s arrows and replacing it with the general global reduction, which affects all travel time projectiles with a speed greater than 50 meters per second, resulting in Hanzo’s arrow projectile staying the same total size as before this patch.

    • Base projectile sizes increased from 0.075 to 0.1 meters. The total projectile size, when combined with the general hero change, is still 0.175 meters.

     

    Mei

     

    Endothermic Blaster

    • Ammo increased from 120 to 140.

    Cryofreeze

    • Heal per second increased from 50 to 62.5.

     

    Reaper

    Death Blossom

    • Damage per second increased from 170 to 185.
    • Ultimate cost decreased by 12%.

     

    Sombra

    Developer Comments: Virus deals critical impact damage when it hits Hacked targets, and this change makes using it as a follow-up more compelling. The Translocator now destroys breakable objects, preventing Sombra from teleporting a shorter distance than expected.

    Virus

    • Impact damage increased from 10 to 25.

    Translocator

    • Destroys breakables while in flight.

    EMP

    • Ultimate cost reduced by 8%.
    Symmetra

    Photon Projector

    • Primary fire damage per second increased from 60 to 65, scaling with each stage. The new maximum damage per second is 195.

    Sentry Turret

    • Health increased from 30 to 50.
    • Damage per second increased from 25 to 30.

    Teleporter

    • Health increased from 50 to 100.
    • Shields increased from 150 to 200.

     

    Torbjörn

    Deploy Turret

    • Turret damage increased from 11 to 13.

     


    SUPPORT

     

    Ana

    Biotic Grenade

    • Explosion damage and healing increased from 60 to 90.

     

    Brigitte

    Repair Pack

    • Cooldown reduced from 6 to 5 seconds.

    Rally

    • Cost reduced 8%.
    Illari

    Developer Comments: We are adjusting the firing cadence of the Solar Rifle, making it more responsive to use and increasing the damage per second but not the burst damage.

    Solar Rifle

    • Primary fire recovery time reduced from 0.3 to 0.2 seconds.
    • Maximum charge time reduced from 0.7 to 0.65 seconds.

     

    Lifeweaver

    Developer Comments: We’re increasing the burst potential of the Heal Blossom to reinforce Lifeweaver’s role as a high healing throughput support. The heal per second is roughly the same as before, but individual Heal Blossoms can be charged further.

    Heal Blossom

    • Maximum heal amount increased from 70 to 80.
    • Maximum charge time increased from 1 to 1.15 seconds.h
  • [Blizzard] Director’s Take – Mixing Up the Meta in Midseason - News - Overwatch (Mid season balance patch revealed)
  • DPS passive nerf

    • healing reduction from 20% to 15%

    Ana

    • Biotic Granade buff - from 60 to 90

    Lifeweaver

    Healing Blossom buff

    • Maximum heal from 70 to 80
    • Maximum charge from 1 to 1.5 seconds

    Doomfist

    Meteor Strike buff

    • Minimum damage from 15 to 50

    Mauga

    Cardilac Overdrive adjust

    • Duration from 5 to 4 seconds
    • Cooldown from 12 to 10
    • It will fill Passive Overhealth to 100

    Overrun buff

    • Stomp damage from 45 to 60

    Additional info

    Wrecking Ball

    • small rework in S10

    Mid season update will be release next march. 12

  • [Blizzard] Overwatch 2 Retail Patch Notes - February 13, 2024
  • HERO UPDATES

    GENERAL

    Developer Comments: Season 9 features changes to the fundamentals of Overwatch 2 gameplay that affect every hero. We’ve heard the community feedback around some gameplay pain points, and these changes are in response to many of those.

    Most damage-dealing projectile sizes have been increased by a new global modifier added to their base size.

    • +0.05 meters for hitscan projectiles with a high rate of fire or spread (e.g., Tracer’s Pulse Pistols or Reaper’s Hellfire Shotguns).
    • +0.08 meters for hitscan projectiles that are more precise (e.g., Cassidy’s Peacekeeper or Soldier:76’s Heavy Pulse Rifle).
    • +0.05 meters for travel time projectiles that are shotguns or have a very high rate of fire (e.g., Roadhog’s Scrap Gun or Ramattra’s Void Accelerator).
    • +0.10 meters for travel time projectile with a speed greater than 50 meters per second (e.g., Zenyatta’s Destruction Orb).
    • +0.15 meters for travel time projectile with a speed less than or equal to 50 meters per second (e.g., Pharah’s Rocket Launcher).
    • Very large projectiles with a base size greater than 0.5 meters have been excluded from these increases (e.g., Orisa’s Energy Javelin or Reinhardt’s Fire Strike).

    Hero combined HP (base health/armor/shields) increased by 15-25%.

    • 150-175 HP heroes increased by 25 HP.
    • 200-300 HP heroes increased by 50 HP.
    • 300+ HP (Tanks) increased by 75-100 HP.
    • Each hero’s precise health increases are listed in their patch notes below.

    Ultimate Charge

    • All Ultimate ability costs increased by 10%.

    Regenerative Passive for All Heroes

    • All heroes now regenerate 20 health per second after 5 seconds of not taking damage.

    Support Role Passive

    • Now reduces the delay before regeneration begins by half (2.5 seconds).

    Damage Role Passive

    • Reload speed bonus on elimination has been removed.
    • New role passive: Dealing damage reduces enemy healing received by 20% for 2 seconds.

    Quick Melee

    • Damage increased from 30 to 40.

    TANK

    D.Va

    • Pilot health increased from 150 to 175.
    • Mech armor increased from 300 to 375.

    Self Destruct

    • Explosion maximum damage increased from 900 to 1000.
    • Inner explosion radius (range for maximum damage before falloff begins) increased from 4 to 6 meters.

    Doomfist

    • Health increased from 300 to 375.

    Rocket Punch

    • Max impact damage increased from 50 to 75.
    • Max wall slam damage increased from 30 to 40.

    Junker Queen

    • Health increased from 300 to 375.

    Rampage

    • Wound damage over time increased from 60 to 90.

    Mauga

    • Health increased from 300 to 400.

    Orisa

    • Armor increased from 275 to 350.

    Ramattra

    • Health increased from 200 to 275.

    Reinhardt

    • Health increased from 200 to 250.
    • Armor increased from 250 to 275.

    Rocket Hammer

    • Damage increased from 85 to 100.

    Charge

    • Wall impact damage increased from 225 to 275.

    Roadhog

    • Health increased from 550 to 650.

    Sigma

    • Shields increased from 200 to 275.

    Winston

    • Health increased from 200 to 225.
    • Armor increased from 200 to 250.

    Tesla Cannon

    • Damage increased from 60 to 75 damage per second.

    Primal Rage

    • Punch damage increased from 40 to 50.

    Wrecking Ball

    • Armor increased from 100 to 175.

    Zarya

    • Health increased from 100 to 175.

    Particle Cannon

    • Primary fire beam width increased from 0.15 to 0.2 meters.

    DAMAGE

    Ashe

    • Health increased from 200 to 250.

    B.O.B.

    • B.O.B.’s weapon damage increased from 14 to 17.

    Bastion

    • Health increased from 200 to 250.

    Cassidy

    • Health increased from 225 to 275.

    Deadeye

    • Initial damage rate increased from 130 to 150.
    • Damage rate increased from 260 to 300.

    Echo

    • Health increased from 200 to 250.

    Focusing Beam

    • Width increased from 0.2 to 0.25 meters.

    Duplicate

    • Maximum combined health value increased from 300 to 350.

    Genji

    • Health increased from 200 to 250.

    Dragonblade

    Swing recovery decreased from 0.9 to 0.7 seconds.

    Hanzo

    • Health increased from 200 to 250.

    Storm Arrows

    • Damage increased from 65 to 75.
    • Cooldown reduced from 10 to 8 seconds.

    Junkrat

    • Health increased from 200 to 250.

    Frag Launcher

    • Base projectile size reduced from 0.25 to 0.2 meters.

    Mei

    • Health increased from 250 to 300.

    Pharah

    • Health increased from 200 to 250.

    Rocket Launcher

    • Recovery reduced from 0.85 to 0.80 seconds.
    • Projectile speed increased from 35 to 40 meters per second.
    • Explosion self-damage reduced from 50% to 25%.

    Jet Dash

    • New Secondary Fire Ability.
    • Provides a quick horizontal boost in the direction Pharah is moving.
    • 8-second cooldown.
    • Added a setting to activate Jet Dash on Double Jump instead.

    Jump Jet

    • Now restores 50% of Hover Jets fuel and can briefly overfill the maximum fuel amount.
    • Vertical boost height reduced by 20%.
    • Cooldown increased from 10 to 14 seconds.

    Concussive Blast

    • Cooldown decreased from 9 to 7 seconds.
    • Explosion now deals 30 damage to enemy targets.
    • Explosion radius reduced from 8 to 6 meters.
    • Knockback reduced by 10%.

    Barrage

    • Now instantly refills Hover Jets fuel.

    Hover Jets

    • Speed boost increased from 20% to 40%.
    • Now requires landing to recharge fuel.
    • Can now be activated without fuel to slow your descent.

    Developer Comments: Pharah has a significant update that empowers more individual plays and shifting her movement capabilities from high up in the air to more horizontal movement that can cover distance quickly.

    Reaper

    • Health increased from 250 to 300.

    Sojourn

    • Health increased from 200 to 250.

    Railgun

    • Secondary Fire base projectile size reduced from 0.1 to 0.07 meters.

    Soldier: 76

    • Health increased from 200 to 250.

    Sombra

    • Health increased from 200 to 250.

    Symmetra

    • Shields increased from 100 to 150.

    Photon Projector

    • Primary fire beam width increased from 0.2 to 0.25 meters.

    Torbjörn

    • Health increased from 200 to 250.

    Tracer

    • Health increased from 150 to 175.

    Widowmaker

    • Health increased from 175 to 200.

    SUPPORT

    Ana

    • Health increased from 200 to 250.

    Baptiste

    • Health increased from 200 to 250.

    Brigitte

    • Health increased from 150 to 200.

    Rocket Flail

    • Damage increased from 35 to 45.

    Illari

    • Health increased from 200 to 250.

    Kiriko

    • Health increased from 200 to 250.

    Kunai

    • Base projectile size reduced from 0.18 to 0.15 meters.

    Lifeweaver

    • Health increased from 175 to 225.

    Lúcio

    • Health increased from 200 to 250.

    Soundwave

    • Damage increased from 25 to 35.
    • Knockback increased 12%.
    • Movement lockout duration increased from 0.3 to 0.45 seconds.

    Mercy

    • Health increased from 200 to 250.

    Guardian Angel

    • Active duration on jump/crouch cancel reduced from 1.5 to 1 second.

    Sympathetic Recovery passive

    • Health recovered increased from 25% to 40% of healing dealt.

    Moira

    • Health increased from 200 to 250.

    Biotic Grasp

    • Secondary fire damage increased from 50 to 65 damage per second.
    • Secondary fire target acquisition radius increased from 0.6 to 0.7 meters.

    Zenyatta

    • Health increased from 75 to 100.
    • Shields increased from 150 to 175.

    JUNKERTOWN UPDATE

  • [Blizzard] This Weekend Only: Jump into Quick Play: Hacked - Quicker Play
  • This weekend only, Sombra is changing up the rules for Quick Play. Enjoy Quick Play: Hacked – Quicker Play - a fun, new way to play with faster capture speeds, payloads, and respawn times. Experience more team fights, more games, and new strategies. Here are the changes:

    • Respawning times are now 75% of their original time.
    • Payloads in Escort and Hybrid maps will move 60% faster.
    • Taking control of the Objective Point in Hybrid is 40% faster than normal.
    • Taking control of the objective point in Control is 40% faster than normal, and scoring the capture progress percentage is 80% faster.
    • Taking control of the objective point in Flashpoint is 20% faster than normal, and scoring the capture progress percentage is 40% faster.
    • When you play an Escort, Hybrid, or Push map, the initial match time has been reduced to 70% of the original time, and any time extensions are also reduced to 70% of the total time added.
    • These changes only apply to all players who play in Role Queue and Open Queue Quick Play modes during the duration of the event and will return to normal after January 14. Competitive Play and Arcade modes are not affected by these changes.

    Quicker Play is the first Quick Play: Hacked. We want to explore new and fun ways to change core Quick Play gameplay. Changes will happen periodically and only for a limited time.

    [...]

  • [Blizzard] Overwatch 2 Known Issues - January 9, 2024
  • To the heroes of Overwatch,

    We want to keep you up to date on some of the bugs and issues we’re aware of that are affecting the game. This is not a complete list of all currently tracked issues affecting Overwatch 2, rather, this is a targeted list of some known specific issues with this release.

    We’re sorry for any inconvenience, and we appreciate y’all’s understanding. Our team is working to resolve these issues, and we will provide more information as soon as we have updates!

    Current Issues

    • Illari has been disabled for Competitive Play as we investigate an issue with her ammunition not resetting correctly.
    • We are investigating an issue where crosshair settings is not working correctly when setting the center gap.
    • Career Profile may not be updating correctly for console players.
    • Some players are experiencing an LC-208 error.
  • [Blizzard] Overwatch Patch Notes - January 9, 2024
  • HERO UPDATES

    TANK

    Mauga

    • Base Health increased from 250 to 300.
    • Base Armor decreased from 250 to 200.

    Incendiary and Volatile Chainguns

    • Ammo decreased from 350 to 300.

    Cardiac Overdrive

    • Lifesteal decreased from 70% to 60%.
    • Cooldown increased from 10 seconds to 12 seconds.

    Cage Fight

    • No longer grants infinite ammo. Still reloads Mauga’s Chainguns at the start of the ultimate.

    Berserker

    • Overhealth conversion rate decreased from 60% to 50%.

    Orisa

    Augmented Fusion Driver

    • Removed falloff damage penalty.

    Fortify

    • Now immune to taking forced critical hit damage. Fortify already prevents direct critical damage from headshots.

    Roadhog

    Take a Breather

    • Total amount healed reduced from 500 to 450.
    • Cooldown between usages increased from 1 to 1.5 seconds.

    DAMAGE

    Sojourn

    Railgun

    • Gradual energy no longer decays below 25%.

    Sombra

    Stealth

    • Grace period where Stealth can be canceled immediately after entering it increased from 0.5 to 0.75 seconds.
    • Cooldown now pauses at 1 second while capturing or contesting objectives from 1.5 seconds.
    • Cooldown on respawning decreased from 1.5 to 1 second.

    SUPPORTS

    Ana

    Biotic Grenade

    • Effect duration reduced from 3.5 to 3 seconds.

    Illari

    Solar Rifle

    • Primary fire charge gain is no longer paused by secondary fire, nor channeling Captive Sun.
    • Ammo increased from 14 to 16.

    Captive Sun

    • Now fully refills secondary fire resource and resets overheated status.
    • Removed the damage falloff penalty on the Sunstruck explosion.

    Lifeweaver

    Thorn Volley

    • Projectile speed increased from 70 to 80 meters per second.

    Petal Platform

    • No longer pierced by piercing projectiles.
  • [Blizzard] Overwatch Patch Notes - November 12, 2023 (Mauga nerf)
  • Cage Fight ability remind me when Ramattra was released. Imagine how hard it was to deal 2 Ramattras ulting at the same time in defense mode for long time like an endurance.

    I'm feeling someway like that watching Cage Fight duel.

  • [Blizzard] Overwatch 2 Retail Patch Notes - December 5, 2023
  • HERO UPDATES

    • Maximum ultimate charge preserved on hero swap reduced from 25 to 15%.
    • Added Hero-Specific Options to every character to adjust the rumble strength of each of their abilities.

    TANK

    Doomfist

    Meteor Strike

    • Now regenerates 75 health per second while in the air.
    • Ultimate cost increased 16%.  

    Junker Queen

    Scattergun

    • Spread reduced 8%.

      Mauga

    • Base health reduced from 500 to 350.
    • Base armor increased from 0 to 150.
    • Head hit volume reduced 15%.

    Incendiary and Volatile Chainguns

    • Spread for firing both guns reduced 15%.
    • Fire rate multiplier for firing both guns reduced from 25% to 0%.
    • Damage per shot increased from 4.5 to 5.
    • Damage falloff range increased from 25 to 30 meters.
    • Max ammo increased from 300 to 350.
    • Movement speed penalty reduced from 20% to 15% per gun.

    Overrun

    • Can no longer be interrupted by Hack.
    • Damage reduction increased from 30 to 50%.

    Cardiac Overdrive

    • Lifesteal increased from 60 to 70%.

    Berserker (Passive)

    • Overhealth conversion rate increased from 40% to 50%.

    Ramattra

    • Base health reduced from 300 to 200.
    • Base armor increased from 0 to 100.

    Void Accelerator

    • Projectile size increased from 0.075 to 0.1 meters.
    • Damage increased from 4.5 to 5.

    Sigma

    Experimental Barrier

    • Regeneration rate reduced from 100 to 85 health per second.

    Winston

    Tesla Cannon

    • Now ignores armor damage reduction.

    Developer Comments: This is a special property for the Tesla Cannon intended to increase Winston’s effectiveness against other tanks with large armor health pools. He still won’t specialize in dealing with tanks since his single target damage output is low, but it will be less of an extreme disadvantage.

    DAMAGE

    Mei

    Endothermic Blaster

    • Maximum ammo reduced from 150 to 120.

    Developer Comments: We’re reducing the maximum ammo to limit how long Mei is able to continuously slow an enemy target now that the primary fire deals more damage.

    Soldier: 76

    Biotic Field

    • Cooldown increased from 15 to 18 seconds.

    Developer Comments: Soldier’s self-sustain ability is potent and makes him difficult to deal with while he’s in its area. Rather than reduce its raw healing output again we’re increasing the amount of time between consecutive uses to open up longer periods of vulnerability.

    Sombra

    EMP

    • Ability lockout duration increased from 1.5 to 3 seconds.
    • Damage reduced from 30 to 25% of current health.

    Developer Comments: The 1.5 second lockout duration didn’t feel impactful enough for an ultimate ability but generally EMP is more interesting and effective when it’s focused on the disabling aspect rather than the damage.

    Torbjörn

    Overload

    • Overhealth increased from 75 to 100.

    Developer Comments: The health decrease on Overload severely impacted Torbjorn’s overall effectiveness so we’re reverting that change.

    Tracer

    Pulse Pistols

    • Damage increased from 5.5 to 6.

    Developer Comments: This damage value has been changed a few times over the course of OW2 and is now back to Tracer’s original damage. It was previously adjusted due to a couple of bugs with the Pulse Pistol falloff range and spread being much better than they should have.

    SUPPORT

    Baptiste

    Biotic Launcher

    • Primary fire ammo reduced from 45 to 36.

    Developer Comments: Baptiste has a high amount of sustained damage in addition to his various survival tools. We would prefer to keep his long cooldown abilities feeling impactful so we’re going to be pulling back on some of his damage potential here.

    Brigitte

    Whip Shot

    • Damage reduced from 80 to 70.

    Developer Comments: Brigitte ended up being the best performing support hero in the game by a fair margin since the last patch. It’s likely a result of more than just the damage breakpoint change that she received but it was a significant increase to her offense so we’re reverting it and will continue to evaluate further.

    Kiriko

    Healing Ofuda

    • Projectile speed increased from 14 to 18 meters per second.

    Protection Suzu

    • Invulnerability duration reduced from 0.85 to 0.65 seconds.
    • Healing explosion increased from 40 to 80 health.

    Developer Comments: Reducing the Protection Suzu invulnerability time further will help it feel less frustrating to play against but still enable it to have big play making moments although with a stricter timing requirement. To counterbalance that power loss we’re making Kiriko’s healing more reliable.

    Mercy

    Valkyrie

    • Activating Valkyrie no longer disconnects Caduceus Staff from its target.

    Developer Comments: This is just a small quality-of-life improvement to help keep Mercy healing or powering up her allies without penalty for activating her ultimate.

  • Preview - S08 - Grand Beast Orisa - Mythic Skin
  • Yeah that's the reason that I farm and use Coins to buys it. Actually, it's one of the worst system in F2P games. Almost Skin Pack wrapped in BP and hero paywall.

    I'm not so positive about that, but at BlizzCon was announced some improvement of BP (S10 ahead?). Hope they make it more attractive and better for dedicated players.

  • Preview - S08 - Grand Beast Orisa - Mythic Skin
  • You can have it through Battle Pass by playing the game to earn XP and reach the tier 80. The Battle Pass usually costs $10, $40 (for premium) or 1000 Coins (in game currency)

  • [Blizzard] Overwatch Patch Notes - November 14, 2023
  • Overwatch 2 Retail Patch Notes – November 16, 2023

    HERO UPDATES

    TANK

    Roadhog

    Developer Comments: We're adjusting a few things with the new Take a Breather, as our initial landing spot was slightly conservative. These tweaks should offer Roadhog more healing throughput and damage resistance from moment to moment. While we are shortening the maximum duration, this gives Roadhog faster healing and should alleviate some of the feelings players had around being locked into using Take a Breather for a large chunk of their gameplay.

    Take a Breather

    • Total healing increased from 450 to 500
    • Damage reduction increased from 30 to 40%
    • Maximum duration reduced from 3 to 2.5 seconds
    • Recharge time reduced from 12 to 10 seconds
  • [Blizzard] Aaron Keller/Twitter - "...The Roadhog rework goes live next Tuesday, the 14th!"
  • No leaks for the moment. We have to wait it or until Blizz publish about that.

    Thinking about what happened to Sombra, I don't think Blizz will remove hook, cuz It's something that makes him unique. (I guess) The heal it's something that they can possibly change, something like buff or little armor to near teammates. Hog players use to ignore the rest of his team.

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