Overwatch 2 Season 1 Patch Notes

Overwatch 2 Season 1 Patch Notes
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Written by 

Joshua Boyles


4th Oct 2022 09:21

These Overwatch 2 season 1 patch notes are here just in time for the full release of the game, detailing what we can expect for the start of the game's life cycle. Many things have already changed from the original Overwatch game, and we got a glimpse of what to expect in the beta from earlier in the year. However, we're now in the endgame as the game releases, so check out the full Overwatch 2 season 1 patch notes. 

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Overwatch 2 Season 1 Patch Notes

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Most of the changes listed in the Overwatch 2 Season 1 patch notes refer to the tweaks Blizzard has made to the hero balance. With 35 heroes in the mix for the new title, it's going to be a challenge for the team to keep the hero balance healthy. Here's what you need to be aware of:

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


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


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


  • Inspire duration reduced from 6 to 5 seconds


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


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


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


  • Hellfire Shotguns spread reduced from 8 to 7 degrees


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


  • Hack ability lockout duration increased from 1 to 1.75 seconds


  • 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

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