Blizzard has announced that because they are currently happy with the power levels of each hero, Overwatch 2 will not be rebalanced until Season 2 begins in December.
Aside from a targeted fix for Zarya at Total Mayhem on October 25th and (presumably) the return of Bastion and Torbjörn, who were removed due to serious glitches shortly after Overwatch 2’s launch, Blizzard has implemented the changes. You said you won’t be that hero for about two months.
“Some heroes perform better than others, and there are differences in player skill levels, but we’re happy that the overall power levels of the heroes haven’t strayed too far from our goals.” said in a blog post. Hero’s current win rate is from 45% for him to 55% for him.
“Instead of making incremental tweaks and changes, our team plans to make a series of balance changes for Season 2. This will give each season a clearer identity, while also improving the game as a whole.” It’s in line with our design goal of making it feel balanced and fair.”
Blizzard hasn’t explicitly said which heroes will be the centerpiece of the various buffs and nerfs, but they’re eyeing Genji, Sombra, Symmetra, Torbjorn, and Kiriko. Blizzard has also paid close attention to how tanks work in his new 5v5 format, with D.Va in particular.
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“Despite many players saying she is one of the best tanks in the game, in reality Reinhardt, Sigma and Zarya currently lead the competition with an unmirrored average win rate of 53%. ‘, said Blizzard.
Overwatch 2 launched on October 4th, but as is often the case with online games, the launch was rocky, with some fans unable to play the game at all.
Blizzard’s servers were plagued with DDoS attacks, resulting in long waits for players trying to play early. Further issues have also arisen as a result of the new Blizzard policy requiring players to connect a phone number to their account before playing.
This requirement was implemented as a security feature, but Blizzard quickly backtracked and removed the feature for most players, requiring only players with new accounts to attach a phone number. Further controversy arose when fans using the package were unable to play Overwatch 2 because it was deemed unsuitable for the service.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He talks about witchers all day long.