Overwatch 2’s first big balance patch targets problematic heroes | Biden News


The next Overwatch 2 patch will target some of the strongest heroes currently in the game. In a post on the Blizzard forums (opens in a new tab), Overwatch 2 community manager Andy “AndyB” Belford outlined a selection of nerfs set to take effect on November 15. The changes target Sombra, Genji, Zarya, D.Va, and the new ninja-themed support, Kiriko. The full list of changes is as follows:


  • Hack ability lockout duration reduced from 1.75 to 1.5 seconds
  • Hacked enemies are no longer valid targets for hacking for the duration of the effect
  • Chop damage multiplier reduced from 40 to 25%


  • Max ammo reduced from 30 to 24
  • Shuriken damage reduced from 29 to 27


  • Barrier duration reduced from 2.5 to 2 seconds
  • Barrier cooldown increased from 10 to 11 seconds


  • Fusion Cannon spread increased from 3.5 to 3.75
  • Acceleration effect damage reduced from 25 to 15


  • Swift Step invulnerability duration reduced from 0.4 to 0.25 seconds

We previously covered how all the best tanks in North America (opens in a new tab) played Zarya. With Overwatch 2’s shift to a single tank meta, many feared damage-oriented secondary tanks like the Russian heavyweight would be left behind. Looks like Blizzard overcorrected, as her new dual bubbles let her become a bit of a raid boss with almost permanent invulnerability.


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