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Sojourn Abilities Breakdown for Overwatch 2: What We Know So Far

Sojourn's abilities largely remain under wraps, but we can guess at them based on gameplay footage.
Sojourn's abilities largely remain under wraps, but we can guess at them based on gameplay footage. | Photo courtesy of Blizzard, via DBLTAP

Sojourn's abilities have only been teased so far, with Blizzard showing brief glimpses of the hero in action during the Overwatch 2 presentation at Friday's BlizzConline. Here's what we know about her abilities so far.

Sojourn Abilities Breakdown for Overwatch 2: What We Know So Far

The only part of Sojourn's kit Blizzard directly addressed during the Overwatch 2 presentation was her primary weapon. Its primary fire is an automatic rifle in the vein of Orisa's Fusion Driver, but what makes it special is its secondary fire. Pulling that second trigger makes the weapon act as a railgun.

These railgun shots appear to deal concentrated damage and have a headshot multiplier. Players appear able to charge them up briefly before firing for extra damage, with an indicator in the aim reticle showing how charged the next shot will be.

Gameplay from the stream also appears to show that Sojourn's ultimate allows her to fire railgun shots with a minimal cooldown, whereas normally it has a cooldown of around a second. Blizzard hasn't confirmed this.

Beyond that, we don't know much about Sojourn's kit. The icons that appeared in her HUD during the stream don't give us much of a sense of her capabilities. Although it's likely Blizzard will integrate Sojourn's robotic arm in her kit, we have yet to see how.

Finally, it's possible all these design decisions will shift before launch. That's the nature of game development, and Overwatch 2's lack of a release date — beyond definitively not arriving in 2021 — makes it unlikely these abilities are set in stone.