Other than a new map, a dating sim, and a tie-in with One Punch Man, Blizzard can also be touching up virtually each side of Overwatch 2 with the introduction of the sport’s third season. A blog post offered an summary of the massive adjustments gamers will see when the sport is up to date tomorrow, February seventh, however now the patch notes have all the small print.
Major adjustments embody a well being discount for tank characters throughout non-role queue modes, the return of the Workshop Editor, and an replace to the sport’s ping system so you may inform your allies if a capability like Immortality Field or Resurrection is on cooldown and for the way lengthy and permits gamers to decide on any Ping to position on their Ping wheel menu. It’s a small change, nevertheless it ought to make it simpler for people to speak even when they keep away from the often-toxic voice chat.
A mid-season patch already got here out to reduce the flexibility of Roadhog to one-shot kill many enemies, and now that adjustment is affecting different tank characters, too, because the builders have diminished the injury of Reinhardt’s Earthshatter final whereas barely growing the time enemies are knocked down.
Otherwise, Junkrat’s Concussion Mine has seen its injury drop from 120 to 100, Zenyatta is carrying extra ammo between reloads, Brigitte’s Armor packs ship some on the spot therapeutic now at the price of barely much less therapeutic utilized over time, Soldier 76’s rifle is much less susceptible to recoil, and Widowmaker has rather less well being, going from 200 to 175.
The notes additionally dive into the specifics of a nerf for Mercy, who’s dropping the passive skill different help characters have that provides them self-healing by default. Instead, Mercy will now self-heal by 25 % whereas she heals allies utilizing her employees, whereas the employees’s therapeutic fee has modified as effectively — it’s 50 % quicker for allies below half well being, however the base fee of therapeutic per second has gone down from 55 to 45, and her Guardian Angle skill that flies to close by teammates has had its cooldown elevated from 1.5 seconds to 2.5 seconds — sufficient to make her way more susceptible.
The listing of adjustments is lengthy, however the final one I’ll be aware is one getting back from Overwatch 1, which is the flexibility to endorse enemies as effectively. So as an alternative of solely having the choice to 1v1 somebody on the opposite staff who has had the misfortune of selecting your essential, it’s also possible to tip your hat after they signify them effectively.