Overwatch 2 Season 10 adds a Mirrorwatch event, here's all you need to know

Overwatch 2 Season 10 adds a Mirrorwatch event, here's all you need to know
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Written by 

Joshua Boyles

Last updated 

24th Apr 2024 13:17

If you’ve ever wondered what an alternate Overwatch 2 timeline would look like where the good and evil heroes swap their allegiances, then you’ll love the new Mirrorwatch event that’s arrived with Season 10.

Alongside the addition of a new hero Venture, Blizzard has added a limited-time mode that will see our beloved heroes and villains swap their roles - not just with new skins, but with mixed-up abilities, too.

With the mode now available for the player base to give a go, here's everything you need to know before diving in.

Mirrorwatch start & end dates

The Mirrorwatch LTM is set to run from April 23 to May 16.

Hero ability changes in Mirrorwatch

New Mirrorwatch ability for Mercy in Overwatch 2
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Here are all the heroes with ability changes as part of the event:

  • Ana
  • Bastion
  • Brigitte
  • Doomfist
  • Echo
  • Mercy
  • Reinhardt
  • Sombra
  • Tracer
  • Widowmaker
  • Zarya
  • Zenyatta

We've also broken down the patch notes that list all the ability changes for the Mirrorwatch characters:

Hero Ability changes
  • UPDATED - Biotic Rifle
    Long-range rifle that heals allies and damages enemies instantaneously. Can headshot
  • UPDATED - Biotic Grenade
    Throws a grenade that heals and increases healing on allies, while damaging and reducing healing
  • Sleep Dart
    Fires a dart that puts an enemy to sleep
  • UPDATED - Nano Boost
    Only used on yourself to reduce damage taken. Biotic Rifle increases ally healing and reduces enemy healing
  • NEW – Lunge
    Double jump
  • UPDATED - Configuration Recon
    Mobile, with a powerful shotgun
  • NEW - Configuration Intel
    Reveal nearby enemies and increase attack and reload speed
  • UPDATED - A-36 Tactical Grenade
    Fire a bomb that bounces off walls and explodes when it impacts enemies or the ground. Deal no damage to self
  • NEW - Configuration: Reinforcement
    Become immobile and deploy up to 4 allied Slicers
  • Rocket Flail
    Melee weapon with extended range
  • UPDATED – Repair Pack
    Heals an ally and grants them lifesteal
  • UPDATED – Whip Shot
    Launch your flail forward to pull an enemy closer
  • UPDATED – Barrier Shield
    Hold Secondary Fire to deploy a frontal energy barrier. Block damage to empower Shield Bash
  • UPDATED - Shield Bash
    Available when Barrier Shield is deployed. Dash forward to knock back an enemy. When empowered, sets enemies on fire
  • Rally
    Gain armour, empower Barrier Shield and provide extra health to nearby allies
  • Inspire
    Dealing damage to enemies heals nearby allies
  • Hand Cannon
    Short-range weapon with spread - reloads automatically
  • Rocket Punch
    Hold to charge then release to launch forward and knock an enemy back. Damage increases if the enemy hits a wall. Empowered punch grants increased movement speed to self and allies
  • UPDATED - Seismic Slam
    Leap and smash the ground. Grant overhealth to self and nearby allies when leaping
  • UPDATED - Power Block
    Project a shield that blocks frontal attacks. Blocking heavy damage empowers Rocket Punch
  • UPDATED - Meteor Strike
    Press Q to leap up into the air. Move the targeting circle, then press (LMB) to strike the targeted area and grant allies overhealth
  • Tri-Shot
    Fires 3 shots at once, in a Triangle Pattern
  • UPDATED - Sticky Bombs
    Fire a volley of homing sticky bombs that detonate after a delay
  • UPDATED - Flight
    Fly forward quickly and then free-fly briefly. Damages and knock backs enemies
  • UPDATED - Focusing Beam
    Channel a beam for a few seconds that slows enemies and deals very high damage to targets with less than half health
  • NEW - Maximum Efficiency
    Increase attack speed and reduce all cooldowns
  • UPDATED - Caduceus Staff
    Hold Primary Fire to heal an ally. Hold Secondary Fire to increase an ally’s damage inflicted and deal damage to nearby enemies over time
  • Caduceus Blaster
    Automatic weapon
  • Guardian Angel
    Fly towards an ally. While in flight, Jump launches you forward, and Crouch launches you upward
  • NEW – Soul Burn
    Detonate a fallen ally or enemy
  • NEW – Revenge
    Gain the ability to fly and fire rockets. Abilities are enhanced
  • Angelic Descent
    Fall very slowly
  • Rocket Hammer
    Devastating melee weapon
  • UPDATED - Barrier Field
    Hold Secondary Fire to deploy a frontal energy barrier that increases the damage of allied projectiles. Increase movement speed upon breaking
  • Charge
    Charge forward and smash an enemy against a wall
  • Fire Strike
    Launch a fiery projectile
  • UPDATED - Earthshatter
    Knock down all enemies in a narrow path in front of you
  • NEW - Frenzy (Passive)
    Damage from Rocket Hammer increases attack speed
  • Machine Pistol
    Short-range automatic weapon
  • UPDATED - Hack
    Hold to hack your allies and enemies. Hacked allies have an increased attack speed and overhealth. Hacked health packs spawn faster and can’t be used by enemies. Taking damage interrupts the hack attempt
  • Translocator
    Throw a beacon and teleport to it. Stealth cooldown is reduced after teleporting
  • UPDATED - Virus
    Infect enemies with a projectile that deals damage over time and decreases their damage dealt. Virus damages hacked enemies at a faster rate
  • Stealth
    When out of combat, become invisible and move faster
  • NEW - Anti-Virus
    Grant health and increased attack speed to yourself and nearby allies
  • Pulse Pistols
    Short-range automatic weapons
  • UPDATED - Blink
    Teleport in the direction you are moving. Take damage to teleport additional times
  • Recall
    Travel back in time to your previous location and health
  • Pulse Bomb
    Throw out a powerful sticky explosive
  • NEW – Bloodthirst
    After dealing enough continuous damage, attack speed is increased and damage steals health from enemies
  • UPDATED - Widow’s Kiss
    Primary Fire - Automatic assault weapon. Hold Secondary Fire for a long-ranged sniper weapon. Charged shots reveal enemies
  • Grappling Hook
    Launch a hook that pulls you toward a ledge
  • NEW - Silk Shield
    Place a protective barrier
  • UPDATED - Infra-Sight
    Highlight weak points on enemies
  • UPDATED - Particle Cannon
    Primary fire fires a short-range linear beam. Secondary fire shoots piercing energy orbs in a straight line
  • UPDATED - Particle Barrier
    Damage blocked by barriers increases Particle Cannon damage. Barriers knock back and damage enemies upon expiring
  • UPDATED - Projected Barrier
    Create a damage barrier around an alley. Damage blocked by barriers increases Particle Cannon damage. Barriers knockback and damage enemies upon expiring
  • NEW - Expulsion Zone
    Launch a gravity surge that pushes enemies away
  • Energy
    Damage blocked by barriers increases Particle Cannon damage
  • Orb of Destruction
    Primary Fire - Energy projectile weapon. Secondary Fire - Charge to release more projectiles
  • UPDATED - Orb of Harmony
    Launch this orb at an ally to heal them. Deal damage to increase healing
  • UPDATED - Orb of Discord
    Launch this orb at an enemy to increase the damage they take and deal additional damage over time
  • NEW - Interdiction Zone
    Create a field that prevents enemies from using abilities
  • Snap Kick
    Quick melee damage increased by 50%, and its knockback is significantly increased

All Mirrorwatch skins

Vengeance Mythic Skin in overwatch 2
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  • Strike Commander Doomfist
  • Agent Colomar Sombra
  • Captain Lacroix Widowmaker
  • Mirrorwatch Tracer
  • Talon Brigitte
  • Fallen Knight Reinhardt
  • Scorpion Baptiste
  • Mirrorwatch Sojourn
  • Arch-Commandant Amari Ana
  • Z-3N Destroyer Zenyatta
  • OR-Unit Orisa
  • Mirrorwatch Echo
  • Junker Symmetra
  • Longhorn Cassidy
  • Junker Genji
  • Vengeance Mercy
  • Hashimoto Hanzo
  • Eclipse Illari
  • Hashimoto Kiriko

There are nineteen heroes with new skins in this update. The new Talon recruits sport a threatening red and black colour scheme, while the new Overwatch members get a more heroic royal blue affair.

The biggest departure is Mercy, who adorns the Mythic Skin this season. Here, we see a few different variations that all make her look particularly evil. My favourite of the bunch is a red and black variant that also gives her a skull mask inspired by Reaper.

Most of the skins are available in the current battle pass, on both the free and premium tracks, but some, like the Orisa skin, can be earned by completing challenges.

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