Battle Pass goes live, hero balance, and more

Despite the slow launch, Overwatch 2 has successfully completed its first season. Blizzard Entertainment has now released Season 2 of the game worldwide, featuring multiple changes and new content.

The latest patch was made available on December 6, 2022 for all supported platforms.

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The new season of Overwatch 2 has a new Battle Pass that offers different rewards as players progress through the levels in the game. It also brings a collection of cosmetics inspired by Greek mythology. These skins will mostly be available to premium Battle Pass owners.

In addition, the developers made some changes to some of the heroes during the introduction Ramatra. The changes were made after careful consideration of all hero performance stats and feedback from the community to create balance in the game.

Overwatch 2 Season 2 is now live: Official Patch Notes

General updates

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Control the game mode

When capturing a point in Overwatch 2’s Control mode, the losing team is deemed to have contested the point, even if none of the players are on the spot. This is for Overtime purposes only.

  • If team A has 99% capture points, team B has current control and team A takes back the terrain, the game automatically goes to overtime. This change will not be activated in lower percentages as it only applies to Overtime.

Hero Challenges

  • Added Hero Unlock Challenge for Junker Queen, Sojourn and Kiriko.
  • A total of 70 player icon rewards have been added to challenges this season.

Shop changes

  • A new Hero Purchases tab has been added to the in-game store.

Competitive game mode

  • Ramattra will be unlocked for competitive play after two weeks.
  • UI flow improvement for competitive play.
  • Matchmaking changes for better match quality.
  • Heroes that are not eligible for competition will have a locked icon in the pool.
  • Limited-time competitive title rewards based on last season’s rank have been introduced. They can only be used for the next season.
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Hero changes and updates

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Overwatch 2 got a long list of hero changes. Here’s a list of all the changes made to heroes in Season 2:

Damage roll passive

  • The move bonus is removed.
  • Reload speed increased from 25% to 30%.


Rocket thrust

  • Increased damage range from 15-30 to 25-50.
  • Wall hit damage reduced from 20-40 to 10-30.
  • Power Rocket Punch stun duration of wall slam reduced to 0.25-0.75 seconds, recoil radius reduced from four to three meters.
  • Unauthorized Rocket Blast stuns for a minimum of 0.25 seconds.
  • Minimum cancellation time reduced to 0.12 seconds.
  • Cooldown was reduced to three seconds instead of four seconds.

Power block

  • Cooldown was reduced to seven seconds.
  • The duration increased from two seconds to 2.5 seconds.
  • Reduced minimum limited damage from 90 to 80 damage.

Meteor impact

  • Automatically engages Rocket Punch on landing.
  • Slow duration on enemy increased to three seconds.

The best defense

  • Max temporary health increased to 200 health points.
  • Temporary increase in health points after each hit increased to 40.

Junker Queen


  • Wound duration has been reduced from five seconds to 4.5 seconds.
  • Ultimate cost reduction by 10%.

Commander scream

  • Cooldown was reduced to 14 seconds.

Adrenaline rush

  • Multiplier for passive healing increased to 1.25 times the damage caused by wounds.


Configuration Artillery

  • Projectile drop delay reduced to 0.6 seconds.
  • Explosion damage reduced to 250.
  • Doesn’t damage Bastion itself anymore by explosion.
  • Ignition delay reduced by 20%


  • Cooldown was reduced to 10 seconds.



  • Energy delay before dissipation reduced to five seconds.
  • The fallout of secondary fire damage now starts from 40 meters.
  • Reduced secondary fire crit multiplier to 1.5.
  • Secondary fire damage scales with energy from 30 to 130 damage.
  • Primary projectile damage increased to 10.
  • The energy charging rate for overclocking has been increased by as much as 20%.


Proton Projector

  • Beam loading speed and drain increased by 20%.
  • Consumption of primary fire ammunition increased from seven to ten per second.
  • Primary fire now yields ammo by damaging barriers.
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Pulse pistol

  • Total damage increased to six.


Sleep Dart

  • Cooldown was reduced to 14 seconds.


  • Stroke volumes across the arm width reduced by up to 15%
  • Auto-climb hero option added.

Kitsune Rush

  • Capital costs increased by 10%.
  • The movement bonus was reduced from 50% to 30%.
  • The cooldown rate has been reduced to 2x instead of 3x.

Protection Suzu

  • Skill use is faster with a cast time of 0.1 seconds.


  • The total amount of ammunition has been increased to 15.

Quick step

  • Ability keybind can be held to activate the ability.


  • Weapon switch time reduced to 0.35 seconds.

Caduceus blaster

  • The total amount of ammunition has been increased to 25.

Season 2 Game Mode Map Polish

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  • New Queen Street
  • Colossae
  • Esperance


  • Blizzard World (new map)
  • Eichenwalde
  • King’s row
  • Centre
  • Paradise


  • Dorado
  • Junkertown
  • Circuit royal
  • Rialto
  • Route 66
  • Shambali Monastery (new map)


  • Busan
  • Ilios
  • Lijiang Tower
  • Nepal
  • Oasis

Bug fixes in Overwatch 2

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Overwatch 2 bugs

  • Fixed a bug where Roadhog’s breaths were inaudible while viewing animations in the Hero Gallery.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Overwatch 2 players to lose progress in the competitive challenge.
  • Fixed an issue where products in the Hero Gallery were locked.
  • Fixed an issue where the Lifesaver challenge was not counting Mercy’s Resurrect as a ‘Save’
  • Fixed an issue where purchased items were not displayed immediately after the transaction.
  • Fixed a bug where Torbjörn and Symmetra turrets were showing red overlays in Deathmatch.



  • Fixed part of the map preventing players from moving.


  • Fixed map bug that allowed a few heroes to battle undetected.


  • Fixed areas that can be used to exit the map.
  • Fixed map bug that could be used to battle undetected with some heroes.


  • Fixed lighting all over the map
  • Fixed inaccessible places where Torbjörn could place his turret.


  • Added a few missing pillars in the Sanctum section.
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  • Fixed a bug that allowed heroes to move within the payload

Route 66

  • Fixed lighting all over the map.

New Queen Street

  • Fixed the issues with shadows on the map.
  • Fixed the area of ​​the map where players were immobilized.


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  • Heroes take no damage from their own abilities if they stay on the other side of an ally’s barrier.
  • Fixed an issue with the Damage Role Passive causing double reload animation.


  • Fixed the issue of skins for the ‘Flashbang’ victory pose using the wrong props.


  • Fixed the issue with Doomfist’s Power Block reducing area-based ability damage.
  • Meteor Strike – Unable to detect Sombra even with the reticle near her position.


  • Fixed the bug that allowed players to use the Ultimate during the destruction of the Mech when it was affected by ‘Hacked’.

Junker Queen

  • Jagged Blade cannot be recalled while asleep, stunned, hacked, or frozen in Overwatch 2.
  • Fixed an issue where Jagged Blade was devoured by allied abilities such as Deflect and Defense Matrix.
  • Jagged Blade returns in a curved trajectory.


  • Guardian Angel correctly resets cooldown when Valkyrie is used.
  • Guardian Angel ‘cancel boost’ is disabled when Mercy is affected by ‘Stunned’.


  • Junkrat’s Trap is not displayed at chest height when using Fade.


  • Fixed the bug that reduced Rocket Barrage’s recharge speed.

Soldier 76

  • Fixed an issue with Soldier 76 due to the hero not being able to max out during Tactical Visor.


  • Fixed the bug that caused Voice Over to be muted when taking the teleporter.


  • Fixed a major bug that caused Pulse Pistol damage to start after maximum range.


  • Fixed the issue of the “Excuse” intro of the Werewolf skin turning the hero red in the Heroes Gallery.


  • Fixed an issue with melee animation when used to cancel alternate fire.

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These are all the changes that are live Overlook 2 with the launch of Season 2.

Edited by Rachel Syiemlieh

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