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Overwatch 2 Season 1 Hero Balance Patch Notes: Full List

"The Hero Design team has mapped out some balance updates that players from the Beta will recognize as changed from the end of our second public Beta.
"The Hero Design team has mapped out some balance updates that players from the Beta will recognize as changed from the end of our second public Beta. / Blizzard Entertainment

With the launch of Overwatch 2 less than two weeks away, Blizzard Entertainment has revealed its hero balancing changes made since Beta 2 that will debut on day one.

Here's a breakdown of the Season 1 hero balance patch notes for Overwatch 2 Season 1, per Blizzard.

Overwatch 2 Season 1 Hero Balance Patch Notes: Full List

General

  • Temporary health now grants 50% reduced ultimate charge instead of zero ultimate charge
  • Damage Role Passive (New Passive): Eliminations grant 25% increased reload and movement speed for 2.5 seconds. Does not stack with itself but will refresh the duration
  • All heroes now refund up to 30% ultimate power on hero swap

Junker Queen

Commanding Shout

  • Allied health bonus reduced from 100 to 50 HP
  • Allied duration reduced from 5 to 3 seconds
  • Temporary health no longer decays over its duration
  • Cooldown increased from 11 to 15 seconds

Orisa

  • Base health increased from 250 to 275
  • Base armor increased from 250 to 275
  • Energy Javelin cooldown reduced from 8 to 6 seconds

D.Va

  • Boosters impact damage increased from 10 to 25
  • Micro Missiles cooldown reduced from 8 to 7 seconds
  • Call Mech ultimate cost reduced by 12%

Brigitte

  • Inspire duration reduced from 6 to 5 seconds

Baptiste

  • Biotic Launcher primary fire damage increased from 24 to 25
  • Biotic Launcher primary fire minimum falloff range increased from 20 to 25 meters

Mercy

  • Pressing Crouch during Guardian Angel now launches you straight up
  • Angelic Descent can now be activated by holding Crouch while airborne

Bastion

  • Ironclad passive is enabled again (20% damage reduction while transformed)

Reaper

  • Hellfire Shotguns spread reduced from 8 to 7 degrees

Sojurn

  • Railgun energy gain from non-player targets (barriers, turrets, etc.) reduced by an additional 50%

Sombra

  • Hack ability lockout duration increased from 1 to 1.75 seconds

Overwatch 2 is set to release worldwide for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC (via Battle.net) on Oct. 4, 2022.