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Developers Reveal Overwatch 2 PvP Beta July 14 Patch Notes

We've grabbed the latest notes from the Overwatch 2 PvP Beta patch that dropped yesterday, Thursday, July 14.
We've grabbed the latest notes from the Overwatch 2 PvP Beta patch that dropped yesterday, Thursday, July 14. / Blizzard Entertainment

We've grabbed the latest notes from the Overwatch 2 PvP Beta patch that dropped yesterday, Thursday, July 14.

True to their word, Blizzard has implemented some of their proposed changes discussed in a developer log blog post, including nerfs to Sojourn, Junker Queen, and Zenyatta. Symmetra has had her beam adjusted to allow for more versatile play. Additionally, several bug fixes have been installed to help bring more stability to the game.

Below, we've lifted the full notes for reader convenience.

Overwatch 2 PvP Beta July 14 Patch Notes Explained

The following changes have been made to these heroes in Overwatch 2's beta going forward:

Doomfist

Power Block

  • Minimum damage mitigated required to empower Rocket Punch reduced from 100 to 90 damage
  • Movement speed penalty while blocking reduced from 50 to 35%

Rocket Punch

  • Now deals damage to all enemies knocked back instead of only the first target impacted

Junker Queen

Commanding Shout

  • Radius reduced from 20 to 15 meters
  • Allied bonus health now decays over its duration
  • Maximum duration increased from 4 to 5 seconds

Rampage

  • Radius reduced from 6 to 5 meters

Orisa

Fortify

  • Now disables critical damage

Javelin Spin

  • Bonus movement speed increased from 40 to 50%

Sojourn

Railgun

  • Fire rate reduced from 15 to 14 shots per second

Railgun Alt Fire

  • Projectile radius now scales with energy level from 0 up to the previous 0.1 meters
  • The higher the energy level, the bigger the projectile radius

Symmetra

Photon Projector Alt Fire

  • Charge time reduced from 1.2 seconds to 1 second
  • Projectile radius increased from 0.4 to 0.5 meters

Teleporter

  • Cooldown reduced from 16 to 12 seconds

Zenyatta

  • Shield health reduced from 175 to 150 (225 to 200 total max HP)

Overwatch 2 PvP Beta July 14 Patch Bug Fixes

The following fixes have been implemented into the Overwatch 2 Beta:

General

  • Fixed a crash affecting some Xbox consoles
  • Fixed a crash affecting players launching the "Portuguese (Brazil)" language on PS5

Map

Rio de Janeiro

  • Fixed bug that affected spawn doors

Heroes

Soldier 76

  • Fixed an issue that caused Sprint to give 40% movement speed instead of 50%

Genji

  • Fixed an issue where Dragon Blade could sometimes get stuck as active after the duration ended

Junker Queen

  • Fixed an issue that caused wounds to apply to invalid targets (Barriers/Ice Wall/Turrets/etc.)
  • Fixed an issue that caused her ability icons to not appear in the kill feed
  • Fixed an issue where Carnage also applied a Jagged Blade wound effect

Players are encouraged to provide feedback during the beta should any new or old bugs appear. The full patch notes can be found on the Overwatch news site.