Overwatch 2 Patch Notes Nov. 15 Explained


Overwatch 2 is finally receiving another patch update on Nov. 15. The release of Overwatch 2 on Oct. 4 came with many bugs, hero imbalances, and headaches. Being in the first season of the game, Blizzard has been making significant improvements in each patch update. 

Overwatch 2 Patch Notes Nov. 15

Some characters have not yet adjusted for the new 5-v-5 meta of Overwatch 2 and are overpowered compared to the rest. With this, the latest batch of patch notes will focus on five heroes, including the game’s newest support, Kiriko. Fortunately, Mei will also be returning to the game after being disabled during Halloween!

Here are nerfs that will be coming in Overwatch 2's Nov. 15 patch update:


  • 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  • Hacked enemies are no longer valid targets for hacking for the duration of the effect
  • Hacked damage multiplier reduced from 40 to 25%


  • Maximum 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
  • Boosters impact damage reduced from 25 to 15


  • Swift Step invulnerability duration reduced from 0.4 to 0.25 seconds