Overwatch 2: All Hero Changes

Overwatch 2 will launch in less than a week, so it's a good time to take a look at how the heroes will change in Overwatch 2.

Overwatch 2 Hero Changes
Here are all the hero changes for Overwatch 2 | © Blizzard

Overwatch 2 is waiting in the wings. Not only will we get three entirely new characters, but also some major reworks for existing heroes. Characters like Bastion, Orisa or Doomfist will get huge changes, whch will make the gameplay feel very different from what we are used to. Scroll down, and have a look at every hero change for Overwatch 2.

All Hero Changes In Overwatch 2

Ana

Ability

Change
Sleep Dart
  • cooldown increased from 12 to 15 seconds

Ashe

AbilityChange
B.O.B. (Ultimate Ability)
  • health reduced from 1,200 to 1,000 HP

Baptiste

AbilityChange
Biotic Launcher
  • minimum falloff range reduced from 25 to 20 meters
Regenerative Burst
  • ally healing increased from 75 to 100 HP

Bastion

General:

  • Cute new hat :)
  • Removed: Tank-Mode, Self-Repair
  • New ability: A-36 Tactical Grenade, Artillery Strike (New Ultimate): fire up to 3 long range artillery shells
Ability Change
Sentry Form
  • 35% reduced movement speed
  • 6-second duration and 12-second cooldown
  • infinite ammo
  • damage reduced from 15 to 12
Recon Form
  • weapon damage increased from 20 to 25
  • fire rate reduced from 8 to 5 shots per second
  • weapon spread removed
  • ammo reduced from 35 to 25
A-36 Tactical Grenade (NEW)
  • can bounce off walls but sticks to players or the ground
  • dealing up to 130 damage

Brigitte

AbilityChange
Shield Bash
  • cooldown reduced to 5s
  • no longer stuns enemies
  • deals 50 damage instead of 5
  • double knockback
  • distance increades to 12m

Cassidy

General:

  • Removed: Flashbang
  • New Ability: Magnetic Grenade
AbilityChange
Peacekeeper
  • fire rate increased by around 7.5%
Magnetic Grenade (NEW)
  • deals 131 damage
Deadeye
  • 40% damage reduction while channeling the ultimate
  • 130 damage-per-second for the first 2 seconds and then 260 damage-per-second
  • duration increased from 6 to 7 seconds

D.Va

General:

  • Base Health increased from 300 to 450
  • Base Armor reduced from 300 to 200
AbilityChange
Fusion Cannons
  • primary fire movement penalty reduced from 50% to 40%
  • weapon spread reduced from 4 to 3.5

Doomfist

General:

  • Health increases to 450
  • New ability: Power block
  • Moved from Damage to Tank role
AbilityChange
Hand canon
  • ammo recovery increased to 0.4s
  • damage reduced from 6 to 5 per pellet
Rocket punch
  • max. charge time reduced to 1s
  • impact damage reduced to 15-30
  • wall slam damage reduced to 20-40
  • impacting a target now causes a secondary larger cone area check to grab extra targets to potentially knock them back as well
Seismic Slam (NEW)
  • is now ability 1
  • launches Doomfist into the air in the direction the player is aiming
  • dealing 50 damage and slowing enemy movement speed by 30%
  • no longer pulls in enemies
  • can be canceled
Meteor strike
  • reduces movement speed by 50% for all enemies hit
  • outer ring damage reduced to 100-15
  • activation time reduced to 5s

Echo

AbilityChange
Focusing Beam
  • damage-per-second reduced from 200 to 175
Duplicate
  • copies the target’s combined health value including health, armor, and shields

Genji

Hanzo

AbilityChange
Storm Arrows
  • damage reduced from 70 to 65

Junkrat

AbilityChange
Steel Trap
  • damage increased from 80 to 100
  • projectile speed increased from 10 to 15
  • slows its target by 65%

Mei

AbilityChange
Endothermic Blaster
  • no longer freezes enemies (only slows down)
  • damage per second increased from 55 to 100
  • Ammo increased from 120 to 150
Ice Wall pillar
  • health reduced from 400 to 250

Mercy

AbilityChange
Regeneration
  • increased support passive healing by 50%

Orisa

General:

  • Base armor increased from 200 to 250
  • Base health increased from 200 to 250
  • Removed: Protective Barrier, Supercharger, "Halt!"
  • New Abilities: Energy Javelin, Javelin Spin, Terra Surge (new ultimate)
AbilityChange
Augmented Fusion Driver
(NEW primary)
  • rapidly fires 10 plasma projectiles per second
  • damage starts at 10.5 and scales down to 4 damage over 35 meters
  • uses a heat mechanic instead of ammo
Energy Javelin (NEW)
  • deals 80 damage
  • stuns enemies for 0.2 seconds and knocks them back 6 meters
  • if enemy collides with wall while knocked back, they take 40 more damage
Fortify
  • gains 125 temporary health
  • slowing down 20%
  • reduces heat from fireing by 50%
Javelin Spin (NEW)
  • increases movement speed by 60%
  • dealing up to 90 damage and knockback

Pharah

AbilityChange
Rocket Launcherreload starts 0.25s faster
Concussive Blastnow deals 30 damage

Reaper

AbilityChange
Hellfire Shotguns
  • damage reduced from 6 to 5.4
  • spread increased from 6 to 8

Reinhardt

General:

  • Base armor increased from 200 to 300
  • Base health increased from 300 to 350
AbilityChange
Barrier Field
  • health increased from 1200 to 1600
Charge
  • can be controlled better
  • can get canceled
  • Cooldown reduced from 10 to 8 seconds
Fire Strike
  • now has two charges
  • damage reduced from 100 to 90

Roadhog

General:

  • Base health increased from 600 to 700
Ability Change
Take a Breather
  • healing increased from 300 to 350

Sigma

General:

  • shield increased from 100 to 200
AbilityChange
Accretion
  • damage increased from 70 to 100
Experimental Barrier
  • barrier regeneration rate reduced from 120 to 100

Soldier: 76

Ability

Change
Heavy Pulse Rifledamage reduced from 20 to 18

Sombra

AbilityChange
Hacking
  • cooldown reduced to 3s
  • duration increased to 8s
  • disabling enemies reduced to 1s
  • NEW: hacked enemies are visible through walls
  • can now hack while in stealth mode
  • health pack hack reduces to 30s
Machine Pistol
  • damage dealt to hacked targets increased by 50%.
EMP (Ultimate)
  • no longer destoys shields
  • deals damage to enemies, reduces up to 40% of their health

Symmetra

AbilityChange
Photon Projector
  • ammo increased from 70 to 100
Teleporter
  • build time reduced from 2s to 1s
  • duration 10s
  • cooldown increased from 10 to 16s
  • health reduced from 300 to 200

Torbjörn

AbilityChange
Rivet Gun
  • primary fire recovery reduced from 0.6s to 0.55s
  • secondary fire reduced from 0.8s to 0.7s

Tracer

AbilityChange
Pulse Pistolsdamage reduced from 6 to 5.

Widowmaker

General:

  • Health increased from 175 to 200

Winston

General:

  • Armour increased from 150 to 200
AbilityChange
Barrier Projectile
  • health increased from 650 to 700
  • duration reduced from 9s to 8s
  • cooldown reduced from 13s to 12s
Tesla Cannon
  • deals up to 50 damage
  • new secondary

Wrecking Ball

General:

  • Armour increased from 100 to 150
  • Health increased from 500 to 550
  • Roll knock back increased by 36%
AbilityChange
Adaptive Shield
  • radius increased from 8 to 10 meters
  • health gained per target increased from 75 to 100 health

Zarya

General:

  • Health increased from 200 to 250
  • Shields increased from 200 to 225
AbilityChange
Particle Barrier
  • now has a 10 second cooldown
  • duration increased from 2 to 2.5 seconds
Projected Barrier
  • now has a 10 second cooldown
  • duration increased from 2 to 2.5 seconds

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