Looking for the latest Overwatch 2 patch notes? We’ve got you covered! Take a look at the most recent patch notes down below. Whether you’re hoping for a nerf or a buff, you’ll find it in this guide. Patch notes usually include bug fixes too, so let’s hope that the irritating bugs are no more in this patch! Remember to bookmark this page so you can stay on track with Overwatch 2 updates.
Overwatch 2 is the long-awaited sequel to its predecessor, Overwatch, which was developed by Blizzard Entertainment and Iron Galaxy and released in 2016. The game itself is based on the iconic five vs five competitive layout, a staple for competitive games made famous in shooters and MOBAs like Counter Strike and League of Legends. What set Overwatch apart from shooters like Counter Strike (and what inspired games such as Valorant) was that you played as characters, sparking charisma and charm to the game. Consequently each character has specific abilities and weapons unique to them, making it important that you know what each one does, and which is best to use.
For more Overwatch 2 content, check out our Overwatch 2 tier list. If you’re looking for something new to play, take a look at our Survivor.io tier list, KartRider Drift tier list, and our New World weapons tier list.
Overwatch 2 Patch Notes
Now, let’s move on to the latest patch notes!
Who got nerfed in the latest patch?
- Health bonus is reduced from 125 to 75
- Impact damage is reduced from 30 to 5
- Enemies final position distance from Roadhog after being pulled is increased from 3 to 4
- Damage per pellet is reduced from 6.6 to 6
- Recovery time is reduced from 0.85 to 0.8 seconds
- Reload time is reduced from 2 to 1.75 seconds
- Energy gain is not based on damage done by primary fire – each primary fire hit grants 5 energy now
- Primary fire damage per projectile is reduced from 10 to 9
- Recovery time is increased from 0.85 to 1 second
Who got buffed this patch?
- Maximum ammo is increased from 5 to 6
Now, let’s take a look at which reported bugs got fixed.
- “Winged Sandals” weapon charm’s “How to Unlock” text is now fixed
- Footstep audio has been adjusted to make enemy footsteps louder
- Lucio’s “Hermes” skin physics are now fixed
- Reinhardt’s hammer now appears correctly during the “Sweethardt” emote
- Sojourn’s Cyber Detective skin now loads
- Wrecking Ball’s Adaptive Shield can be now be applied correctly after the cooldown ends, instead of before the cooldown ends
Overwatch 2 Patch Notes FAQ
Got some questions about the patch notes? Or about Overwatch 2 in general? We’ll answer them below!
What are Patch Notes?
Most live-service games, and sometimes single-player, receive regular patches throughout the year. Patch notes can sometimes be scheduled, or can be part of an emergency maintenance period.
If a game has a bunch of bugs at the time, developers will publish the patch notes to let players know what exactly has been fixed. As well as bug fixes, patch notes usually include information about character/weapon nerfs and buffs, especially in live-service games like Overwatch 2.
Additionally, patch notes are also published when there is new content in a game. This could be a new event, new characters/weapons, or new game modes!
How Often do we Update our Overwatch 2 Patch Notes?
We aim to update this guide as soon as the Overwatch 2 developers publish the latest patch notes – especially if the fixes, nerfs, and buffs are notable! Patch notes can either be scheduled, or can drop randomly, so make sure to bookmark this page to keep up to date with the game.
For more information about Overwatch 2, check out the game’s official website.