As everyone is aware, the eagerly awaited sequel to Blizzard’s creation had a difficult beginning.The game faced a plethora of problems, including preventing gamers from accessing their transferred over content or starting the game. As well as causing PCs to crash occasionally. Additionally,Numerous DDoS attacks targeted Overwatch 2. On launch day, Activision Blizzard apologized for the issues and offered free in-game items to their player base in response to the trouble that was caused.
The game’s new playable character, Lifeweaver, may undergo some big alterations, according to Overwatch 2 director Aaron Keller. Although Lifeweaver was added to the Overwatch 2 roster during Season 4, there are already plans to overhaul him in order to enhance the gameplay for those that select him. Although Keller’s suggestions haven’t been confirmed, Season 5 of Overwatch 2 is most likely when they’ll be introduced.
Leaks from Devs
The first support character to be included in Overwatch 2 is Lifeweaver, the most recent addition to the Overwatch franchise. Although Lifeweaver’s powers and debut initially pleased supporters, it turns out that he hasn’t been doing as well as some might hope. Lifeweaver is frequently criticised for having an unreasonably huge hitbox when compared to other healers like Mercy and for having a weak Thorn Volley strike. Despite the fact that Lifeweaver was only added to the game formally in April, his forthcoming season in the game is already expected to include a big makeover. In an essay on the official Overwatch website, Overwatch 2 director Aaron Keller discussed the numerous adjustments that might be made to Lifeweaver and his abilities.
Overwatch 2 has been out for more than a week, and the creators have already released post-launch patches for the game. The user will better comprehend the upcoming modifications to the gameplay, map pool, competitive mode, and hero balancing thanks to these revisions.
The modifications listed in Keller’s post attempt to significantly modify Lifeweaver’s gameplay and basic mechanics while also following previous adjustments to the control system. A smaller hitbox for Lifeweaver, a little improvement to his Thorn Volley, and a new passive ability that would emphasise the character’s healing abilities are some of the suggested modifications. Despite the lack of official confirmation, Keller seems adamant that Lifeweaver would undergo a makeover.
New Hero balance
As far as the developers can tell, the heroes are already quite evenly matched, and no one’s total strength level significantly deviates from their objectives. The win rates of each hero on the Overwatch 2 roster range from 45% to 55%. Therefore, they do not have any imminent plans to update anything, with the exception of a targeted modification to Zarya in Total Mayhem, which will be implemented with the following patch on October 25, 2022. Their whole attention is now devoted to the balancing adjustments for Season 2 of the game, which will guarantee that the overall experience is fair and balanced while providing each season a distinct personality.
New Damage dealers
At first, Genji and Sojourn were the heroes that people liked the best, but with time, their popularity waned and they began to match the others. Genji once had an impressive win percentage, but it has since dropped to 52%. They have thought about changing the damage role passive and will keep a watch on Genji to make sure he doesn’t become overpowering.
One of the other strong damage dealers is Sombra; her damage potential has been altered to be optimal for the target she hacks. As we get closer to Season 2, the devs will balance hack ability-lockout length in order to provide the players who have been hacked by her ample time to defend themselves.
Each map in the game will seem unique and interesting because it is based on a different worldwide location. When necessary, the team will modify the maps in order to further that purpose. The following maps are available for Quick and Competitive Play during Season 1:
|Control||· Ilios – Evening Lighting|
· Lijiang Tower – Dawn Lighting
· Oasis – Night Lighting
· Nepal – Morning Lighting
. Busan – Night Lighting
|Escort||· Circuit royal – Night Lighting|
· Dorado – Evening Lighting
· Route 66 – Night Lighting
· Gibraltar – Morning Lighting
· Junkertown – Morning Lighting
|Hybrid||· Midtown – Morning Lighting|
· King’s Row – Evening Lighting
· Eichenwalde – Evening Lighting
· Hollywood – Morning Lighting
· Paraíso – Morning Lighting
|Push||· New Queen Street – Morning Lighting|
· Colosseo – Evening Lighting
. Esperança – Morning Lighting
The game’s creators have apologised for placing the players too low during the opening week. Many players were trapped at Bronze 5 when they should have been far higher due to a glitch that was affecting player skill ratings, which was fixed. The most recent patch will hasten players’ ascent to their true rank. And the next competitive ranking update will reflect this.
According to Keller
Keller also states in the post that Lifeweaver’s various skills aren’t working properly. Which is another problem that Blizzard has noted. According to Keller, “Life Grip and Petal Platform both can be game-changing abilities, but they’re also inconsistent.” When employed correctly, Lifeweaver’s Life Grip ability can act as a counter to Roadhog’s hook. However, players frequently abuse the power. According to Keller, Lifeweaver boasts one of the highest healing outputs and one of the lowest death rates of any support character, but statistics by themselves aren’t enough to sustain keeping him in his current state, the report claims.
As a new support character, Lifeweaver provided a change of pace for Overwatch 2 and its expanding cast. Before Lifeweaver, the supporting cast only had eight characters, which is severely underpopulated. In fact, some fans have demanded adjustments to every support in Overwatch 2. Although Lifeweaver isn’t performing as Blizzard had anticipated, his mechanics are likely to undergo considerable alteration in the coming future.
On PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, Overwatch 2 is currently accessible.