The most recent patch for Blizzard’s Overwatch 2 introduces some significant changes to some of the game’s heroes, following a mid-season patch earlier this year that disappointed some gamers with its few adjustments to hero balance. The patch begins the One-Punch Man and Overwatch 2 collaboration, which runs through April 6, and modifies some of the characters’ weapons and skills.
The companion to Blizzard’s wildly successful 2016 debut in the hero shooter industry, Overwatch was released in 2017. While many gamers were delighted to see Blizzard release a follow-up to the original Overwatch, particularly once it was revealed that the game would be free to play, some fans of the brand were put off by the inclusion of micropayments and the switch to a 5-v-5 gameplay model. Some new players have expressed dissatisfaction over what they believe to be unfair matchmaking for low-ranked players in Overwatch 2, in addition to complaints from series veterans regarding changes to the basic gameplay.
The most recent patch for Blizzard’s cross-platform shooter introduces some significant adjustments to hero balance in Overwatch 2, a development that will undoubtedly be welcomed by players who have become frustrated with the game’s occasionally unequal heroes. The March 7 update delivers improvements for several of the game’s heroes, with Tank characters, in particular, benefiting from many of the new balancing changes, as described in the patch notes on the official Overwatch 2 blog. As an illustration, Ramattra’s extra armour will now be renewed when using Annihilation in Nemesis Form, and Roadhog’s Chain Hook’s cooldown has been lowered by two seconds and moved to the beginning of the ability.
Also, some Damage heroes received improvements that might assist gamers in maintaining their competitiveness when taking on some of Overwatch 2’s deadlier heroes. Fans of Ashe will be able to receive some specialised aid from her Omnic butler B.O.B., who now prefers to shoot at foes the player hits with their rifle. With the new update, fans of the high-flying Pharah have access to some new mobility choices, as directional controls now affect her movement when utilising the Jump Jet. But not all heroes benefited from the latest patch; Sojourn’s torso hit volume was boosted by 20% as a result of being “more difficult to hit compared to similarly sized heroes.” You can view the whole patch notes here.
Although this most recent patch might not have included all the balancing adjustments that Overwatch 2 fans were looking for, it should help the game feel a little bit more even for both experienced players and brand-new players. Those who were hoping to see Sigma dressed in Kiriko’s One-Punch Man skin will be disappointed to learn that the humorous fan-made cosmetic option is not part of the patch.