Sojourn, Roadhog, Doomfist Changes Coming in Overwatch 2 Balancing Hotfix

"The team is looking at potential changes to Sojourn, Doomfist, Ramattra, Roadhog and Tracer with the planned balance changes coming later this week."
"The team is looking at potential changes to Sojourn, Doomfist, Ramattra, Roadhog and Tracer with the planned balance changes coming later this week." / Blizzard Entertainment

It appears balancing changes to some of the most powerful heroes in Overwatch 2 Season 2 are inbound.

Citing the "early read of Season 2 hero performance," Overwatch 2 game director Aaron Keller and commercial director Jon Spector revealed Monday that a quick hero balancing hotfix will be coming later this week.

"The team is looking at potential changes to Sojourn, Doomfist, Ramattra, Roadhog and Tracer with the planned balance changes coming later this week," Keller tweeted.

Per Spector, the balancing update will be pushed out via Overwatch 2's new hotfixing tool which seemingly had been bugged at launch, causing patches to generally take longer than desired throughout Season 1.

"Most game changes and new content additions require a full patch on all platforms," Spector tweeted, "which we can only do with several weeks lead time given QA needs and submission to all platforms where we operate. But we also do have a 'hotfixing' tool, which allows us to make small changes to a few specific parts of the game as soon as we have tested them. This includes things like numbers adjustments for hero balance and minor collision updates to fix issues with maps as examples.

"Due to some bugs with the hotfix system at launch, we were not able to use those tools in Season 1. We therefore took longer to make balance changes and address a few small bugs than we wanted. So we're excited to have this functionality working again!"

Ultimately, it will be interesting to see what changes are made this week. It's arguably been quite a surprise that Sojourn has managed to evade any sort of nerfs up to this point, while Doomfist, Ramattra, Roadhog and Tracer certainly seem in need of some tweaks one way or another.