Overwatch 2.62 went live Tuesday with the start of the Overwatch Storm Rising event.


The seasonal Archives event kicked off as players can now travel back in time and track down Talon associate Maximilien in Havana, Cuba. The 2.62 patch brought about new changes to Overwatch as a whole as well, so here are the three biggest changes from the Overwatch 2.62 patch.


Overwatch 2.62: 3 Biggest Changes From the Patch


3. Waves of Bug Fixes to Heroes and Maps


Overwatch 2.62 brought about a wave of bug fixes for 13 different heroes and 10 different maps. While bug fixes aren't the most monumental changes in the patch notes, it shows Blizzard is aware of issues affecting their game and is taking strides to improving Overwatch as a whole.


2. Junkrat Becomes Better Up Close


Junkrat's Frag Launcher was patched to have increased projectile speed (20 to 25) and have grenades explode sooner. "With this change, we’re looking to slightly increase the range at which Junkrat can land direct hits. The speed of his bombs has increased, but we tuned it so this wouldn’t affect the arc of his projectile. This means that aiming with it will feel the same. The grenades bounce less and explode sooner, which will allow Junkrat to aim them more deliberately. This will reduce the amount of rolling grenade spam when playing against him," Blizzard said in the patch notes.


1. Reaper's Shadow Step is More Versatile


Reaper's Shadow Step ability was overhauled in 2.62 to, per Blizzard, "...a better, less niche ability." Its cooldown was reduced to six seconds, it takes half the time to exit the ability, and can be used in air. Reaper is now even more deadly.


Overwatch 2.62 is now live on all platforms.


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