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As Overwatch 2 release is finally kicking in, it is time that we talk about all the major changes that happened to Overwatch heroes and other relevant reworks. In this blog post I will tell you exactly what changed with every hero so you can be ready for your Overwatch 2 games.

Every professional Overwatch booster in Boosting Factory here knows all the relevant changes that happened to the heroes so they have enough info to be able to boost in Overwatch 2. Now, we are going to share our findings with you. Let's dig into the details.

Heroes



Ashe Overwatch Image

Ashe Overwatch 2 Changes

Only one change has been made to Ashe in Overwatch 2:
  • Ashe got an ultimate nerf as B.O.B health points have dropped from 1200 to 1000
Ana Overwatch Image

Ana Overwatch 2 Changes

Three changes have been made to Ana in Overwatch 2:

  • Ana had her ammo increased from 12 to 15
  • Sleep Darts cooldown has increased from 12 to 15 seconds
  • Biotic Grenades effect duration has decreased from 4 to 3 seconds


Brigitte Overwatch Image

Brigitte Overwatch 2 Changes

According to Brigitte, there were one nerf and 6 buffs adjustments in Overwatch 2:

  • Inspire passive's duration has decreased from 6 to 5 seconds so the total healing output went down from 90 to 75 hp
  • Shield Bash - The 0.75 seconds stun has been removed
  • Shield Bash - Cooldown has been decreased from 7 to 5 seconds The damage has been increased from 5 to 50
  • Shield Bash - The max range has been increased from 7 to 12 meters
  • Shield Bash - The knockback is doubled
  • Shield Bash - She is no longer halted when impacting enemy barriers
  • Shield Bash - The inspire passive is now triggered upon hitting the bash


Bastion Overwatch Image

Bastion Overwatch 2 Changes

Bastion is one of the agents that is entirely different in Overwatch 2 as he got a complete rework. Resulting in 8 major changes:

  • Recon mode damage has been increased from 20 to 25
  • Recon - Weapon spread has been reduced from 1.2 to 0
  • Recon - Weapon fire rate has been reduced from 8 to 5 shots per second
  • Recon - Ammo has been decreased from 35 to 25
  • Sentry form has been renamed to Assult
  • Assault - Has 35% move speed penalty, 6 seconds duration, 12 seconds cooldown, infinite ammo, 2-degree weapon spread, and 12 damage per bullet
  • Bastion no longer has self-repair and it has been replaced by A-36 Tactical grenade; it launches a nade that bounces off walls and can stick to enemies and deal up to 130 damage after a short delay
  • His ultimate is now called artillery as he no longer goes into tank form. He's locked into place and can launch three long-range artillery shells that deal up to 600 damage with sharp fall-off, and they can headshot for up to 1200 damage.


Baptiste Overwatch Image

Baptiste Overwatch 2 Changes

4 insane buff changes have been added to the hero Baptiste in Overwatch 2:

  • Biotic Launcher (Primary) - fire damage is up from 24 to 25 per round
  • Biotic Launcher (Primary) - Damage falloff kicks in at 25 meters instead of 20 meters
  • Biotic Launcher (Secondary) - Ammo has been increased from 10 to 13
  • Regen Burst - instead of 20HP/s for 5 seconds to 50HP flat and then, 10HP/s for 5 seconds (50 HP flat doubles to 100HP flat on targets under 50% health)


Cassidy Overwatch Image

Cassidy Overwatch 2 Changes

7 Changes have been made to the hero Cassidy in Overwatch 2:

  • Fan The Hammer - Firerate has been increased by 7.5%
  • Combat Roll - Has a 50% reduction during usage
  • Flashbang has been removed and replaced with Magnetic grenade
  • Magnetic Grenade - Seeks and attaches a grenade that deals 131 total damage
  • Deadeye - The duration has been increased from 6 seconds to 7.2 seconds
  • Deadeye - Cost has been increased by 10%
  • Deadeye - Damage reduction has been increased from 0% to 40%


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D.VA Overwatch 2 Changes

7 Changes have been made to the hero D.Va in Overwatch 2:

  • Total HP has been increased from 600 to 650. She now also has a 350 white HP
  • Fusion Cannons - Spread angle has been reduced from 4.15 to 3.15 degrees
  • Defense Matrix - Duration has been increased from 2 seconds to 3 seconds
  • Boosters - Damage has been increased from 10 to 25
  • Boosters - Melee no longer cancels the ability
  • Micro Missiles - Cooldown has been reduced from 8 seconds to 7 seconds
  • Call Mech - Cost has been reduced by 12%


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Doomfist Overwatch 2 Changes

Doomfist has got a complete rework in Overwatch 2:

  • Doomfist has been changed to a Tank hero
  • Doomfist is now 450 HP which means that it was increased by 200
  • Hand Cannon - Damage has been decreased from 6 to 5
  • Hand Cannon - Reload time has been decreased from 0.65 seconds to 0.40 seconds per shot
  • Rocket Punch - Impact Damage has been reduced from (50-100) to (15-30)
  • Rocket Punch - Wall Impact Damage has been reduced from (50-150) to (20-40)
  • Rocket Punch - Maximum Charge Time has been reduced from 1.4 seconds to 1 second
  • Rocket Punch - Doomfist is now able to Multi-Punch on multiple targets
  • Removal of the Rising Uppercut ability
  • Power Block ability has been added - Which allows him to enter a blocking stance, reducing damage taken from the front by 80% and blocking 90 total damage, which results in Rocket Punch being supercharged (50% more damage, 50% more speed, targets impacting the wall will be stunned from 0.5 to 1 second, which scales with the punch charge). When the ability is activated, his movement speed will be reduced by 35%
  • Seismic Slam - Damage has been decreased from (25-125) to 50 flat damage
  • Seismic Slam - Now travels further and changes based on aim direction - creating a large shockwave upon landing, resulting in 50 flat damage
  • Seismic Slam - You can now cancel the ability by pressing your ability power, which allows you to carry your momentum
  • Meteor Strike - Cast time has been reduced from 1 second to 0.5 seconds
  • Meteor Strike - The outer ring damage has been reduced from (15-200) to (15-100). However, you can still do 300 damage to targets that are in the inner ring
  • Meteor Strike - Knockback Ultimate has been removed but it will now slow the movement speed of enemies hit by 50% for 2 seconds as an added effect
  • The Best Defense - Temporary shield has been changed to over health


Echo Overwatch Image

Echo Overwatch 2 Changes

Two light changes have been made to Echo in Overwatch 2:

  • Focusing Beam - DPS has been reduced from 200 to 175 (only on targets that are below 75 HP)
  • Duplicate - Maximum HP cannot exceed 300 HP (capped at 300)


Genji Overwatch Image

Genji Overwatch 2 Changes

Even though Genji has no new changes in Overwatch 2, he benefits from the DPS passive a LOT, not only that, he has a cool new mythic skin.

Hanzo Overwatch Image

Hanzo Overwatch 2 Changes

Hanzo has got a one-little nerf in Overwatch 2:

  • Storm Arrow - Damage has been decreased from 70 to 65 (Meaning that you will need 4 Storm Arrows to eliminate a 200 HP target)


Junker Queen Overwatch Image

Junker Queen Overwatch 2 Changes

Junker Queen was added during the second beta of Overwatch. Some changes were made to her recently:

  • Commanding Shout - Radius has been reduced to 15 meters instead of 20
  • Commanding Shout - Allied health bonus has been reduced from 100 to 50 HP
  • Commanding Shout - Allied duration has been reduced from 5 to 3 seconds
  • Commanding Shout - Cooldown has been increased from 11 to 15 seconds
  • Rampage - Radius has been reduced from 6 to 5 meters


Junkrat Overwatch Image

Junkrat Overwatch 2 Changes

According to Junkrat, he has gotten two buffs in Overwatch 2:

  • Projectile Size has been increased from 0.2 meters to 0.25 meters
  • Steel Trap - Projectile Speed has been increased from 10 meters per second to 15 meters per second and that allows you to throw it further


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Lucio Overwatch 2 Changes

Lucio has gotten three changes in Overwatch 2:

  • Crossfade Self-heal Aura - Healing has been reduced from 12 HP per second to 6 HP per second
  • Sound Barrier - Cost has been reduced by 12%
  • Sound Barrier - Now grants over health instead of temporary shields


Mercy Overwatch Image

Mercy Overwatch 2 Changes

4 changes have been added to Mercy in Overwatch 2:
  • Guardian Angel - Mercy is now able to build up a momentum charger meter that charges up when activated
  • Guardian Angel - Now she is also able to cancel the ability anytime by using the crouch key, causing an instant super jump
  • Regeneration - Changed from 20 HP per second after no damage for 1 second, to 22.5 HP per second, after taking no damage for 1.5 seconds
  • Angelic Descent - You're now able to slow down the ascent speed, not to forget, the crouch key also works as a secondary binding


Mei Overwatch Image

Mei Overwatch 2 Changes

Many changes have been added to Mei in Overwatch 2:

  • Endothermic Blaster - Freeze Stuns have been replaced with a slow change from 20-70% to 50% flat
  • Endothermic Blaster - Slow duration has been decreased from 1 second to 0.5 seconds
  • Endothermic Blaster - DPS has been increased from 55 to 100
  • Endothermic Blaster - Ammo has been increased from 120 to 150
  • Cryofreeze - No longer removes Sigma's Gravitic Flux effect
  • Ice Wall - The health of each pillar has been reduced from 400 to 250, therefore, it's easier to break them now
  • Ice Wall - Maximum range has been reduced from 35 meters to 25 meters
  • Blizzard - Cost has been increased by 15%


Moira Overwatch Image

Moira Overwatch 2 Changes

No changes have been added to Moira in Overwatch 2:

Orisa Overwatch Image

Orisa Overwatch 2 Changes

Orisa is one of the heroes that got a massive rework in Overwatch 2:

  • Healthpoints - HP has been increased from 450 to 550 (275 health and 275 armor)
  • Augmented Fusion Driver - Able to do 12 damage per shot. Has 10 shots per second. It uses a heat meter instead of ammo, when firing continuously the heat is increased. However, if you overheat, then you're stuck on a three-second cooldown. Also, it has no movement speed penalty while firing
  • Halt - Ability has been removed
  • Energy Javelin - The ability that replaces Halt, tosses a 60 damage Javelin with 0.2 seconds stun, as well as it knocks enemies back. If the enemy climbs on a wall, it does 40 extra damage plus 0.3 seconds of stun
  • Fortify - Duration has been increased from 4 seconds to 4.5 seconds
  • Fortify - It now grants 125 overhealth
  • Fortify - Prevents critical damage (headshots), and reduces heat generation by 50%
  • Teera Surge - To replace the previous ultimate. It pulls enemies in and slows move speed while ramping up in damage. Also, you're able to cancel early and gain all Fortify buffs while channeling. If you release the attack, you're able to deal up to 500 damage and that depends on how long the attack was charged.


Pharah Overwatch Image

Pharah Overwatch 2 Changes

A few changes have been added to Pharah in Overwatch 2:

  • Rocket Launcher - Reload time has been reduced from 1.5 seconds to 1.25 seconds (when she is out of ammo)
  • Concussive Blast - It now has 30 damage instead of 0, and now also has an additional knockback


Reinhardt Overwatch Image

Reinhardt Overwatch 2 Changes

8 Changes have been added to Reinhardt in Overwatch 2:

  • Steadfast - Ability has been removed Healthpoints - HP has been increased from 500 to 625
  • Barrier Field - Barrier Health has been decreased from 1600 to 1200
  • Barrier Field - Regen rate has been decreased from 200 HP per second to 144 HP per second
  • Charge - Steering turn rate has been increased by 50%. Now it can also be manually canceled
  • Charge - Cooldown has been reduced from 10 to 8 seconds
  • Charge - Damage has been reduced from 300 to 225
  • Firestrike - Damage has been reduced from 100 to 90
  • Firestrike - Able to hold up to 2 changes now


Reaper Overwatch Image

Reaper Overwatch 2 Changes

Only 2 changes have been added to Reaper in Overwatch 2:

  • Hellfire Shotguns - Damage has been reduced from 6 to 5.4 per pellet
  • Hellfire Shotguns - Spread has been increased from 6 to 7 degrees


Roadhog Overwatch Image

Roadhog Overwatch 2 Changes

Roadhog gets 3 changes in Overwatch 2:

  • Healthpoints - HP has been increased from 600 to 700
  • Take a Breather - Healing has been increased from 300 to 350
  • Whole Hog - Ultimate has been changed from "Channeled" to "Transform". You now need to press primary fire to use the ultimate. You're now also able to use other abilities with Whole Hog without canceling the ultimate. Whole Hog cannot be canceled if you're stunned


Sigma Overwatch Image

Sigma Overwatch 2 Changes

Sigma got the following changes:

  • Healthpoints - HP has been increased from 400 to 550 (350 white health and 200 armor)
  • Experimental Barrier - Regeneration rate has been increased from 80 HP per second to 100 HP per second
  • Accretion - Damage has been increased from 70 to 100


Sojourn Overwatch Image

Sojourn Overwatch 2 Changes

A few changes have happened to Sojourn since he was added in the beta of Overwatch 2:

  • Railgun (Primary) - Fire rate has been reduced from 15 shots to 14 shots per second
  • Railgun (Secondary) - Projectile radius now scales with energy level from 0 up to the previous 0.1 meters. Also, the higher the energy level, the bigger the projectile radius
  • Power Slide - Cooldown has been reduced from 7 seconds to 6 seconds


Soldier 76 Overwatch Image

Soldier: 76 Overwatch 2 Changes

4 Changes have been added to Soldier: 76 in Overwatch 2:

  • Heavy Pulse Rifle - Damaged has been decreased from 20 to 18
  • Sprint - Movement speed has been reduced from 50% to 40%
  • Tactical Visor - You can now do critical hits (headshots)
  • Tactical Visor - No longer removes damage falloff (30m - 50m)


Sombra Overwatch Image

Sombra Overwatch 2 Changes

Massive changes have been added to Sombra in Overwatch 2:

  • Machine Pistol - Damage has been reduced from 8 to 7
  • Machine Pistol - Weapon spread has been decreased from 2.4 to 2.16 degrees
  • Hack - Cooldown has been reduced from 8 seconds to 4 seconds
  • Hack - No longer reduces cooldown when hacking a health pack
  • Hack - Cast time has been increased from 0.65 seconds to 0.85 seconds
  • Hack - Health pack hack duration has been reduced from 60 seconds to 30 seconds
  • Hack - Ability lockout has been reduced from 5 seconds to 1.75 seconds
  • Hack - Targets are now revealed through the walls for the whole team
  • Hack - Now able to destroy Baptiste's immortality field
  • Hack - B.O.B lockout has been reduced from 5 seconds to 2 seconds
  • Opportunist - Hacked targets now get 40% increased damage
  • Stealth - Cast time has been reduced by 50%
  • Stealth - Detection radius has been increased from 2 meters to 4 meters
  • Stealth - You can now hack while in stealth
  • EMP - Now deals 40% of current HP, no longer strip shield health pools


Symmetra Overwatch Image

Symmetra Overwatch 2 Changes

Symmetra has gotten a massive number of changes in Overwatch 2:

  • Photon Projector (Primary) - Ammo has been increased from 70 to 100
  • Photon Projector (Primary) - No longer reloads ammo when damaging barriers
  • Photon Projector (Secondary) - Damage has been reduced from 120 to 90 at full charge, while it has 60 to 45 damage at splash damage
  • Photon Projector (Secondary) - Projectile speed has been increased from 25 meters per second to 50 meters per second
  • Sentry Turret - Projectile speed has been increased from 15 meters per second to 20 meters per second
  • Sentry Turret - Slow per turret has been reduced from 20% to 15%
  • Teleporter - Max HP has been decreased from 300 to 200
  • Teleporter - Duration has been changed from infinite to 20 seconds
  • Teleporter - Deployment time has been decreased from 2 seconds to 1 second
  • Teleporter - Cooldown now beings upon placement




Torbjorn Overwatch Image

Torbjörn Overwatch 2 Changes

Only 3 changes have been added to Torbjörn in Overwatch 2:

  • Rivet Gun (Primary) - Fire rate has been increased from 1.67 to 1.82 shots per second
  • Rivet Gun (Secondary) - Fire rate has been increased from 1.25 to 1.43 shots per second
  • Overload - Now grants overhealth instead of armor


Tracer Overwatch Image

Tracer Overwatch 2 Changes

Tracer has gotten only 1 change in Overwatch 2:

  • Pulse Pistols - Damage decreased from 6 to 5 per bullet


Widowmaker Overwatch Image

Widowmaker Overwatch 2 Changes

Widowmaker as well has gotten only 1 buff in Overwatch 2:

  • Healthpoints - HP has been increased from 175 to 200


Winston Overwatch Image

Winston Overwatch 2 Changes

Winston has gotten a few changes in Overwatch 2:

  • Healthpoints - HP has been increased from 500 to 550
  • New Primary: Tesla Cannon - Hold to charge a 30-meter jolt that deals 50 damage, costs 12 ammo
  • Barrier Projector - Cooldown has been reduced from 13 seconds to 12 seconds/li>
  • Barrier Projector - Duration has been reduced from 9 seconds to 8 seconds
  • Primal Rage - Ultimate cost has been increased by 21%


Wrecking ball Overwatch Image

Wrecking Ball Overwatch 2 Changes

According to Wrecking Ball, it as well got a few changes in Overwatch 2:

  • Healthpoints - HP has been increased from 600 to 700
  • Roll - Knowback has been increased by 36% Adaptive Shield - Bonus overhealth has been increased from 75 to 100 per enemy
  • Adaptive Shield - Area of effect range has been increased from 8 meters to 10 meters
  • Adaptive Shield - Overhealth is now instead of temporary shields


Zarya Overwatch Image

Zarya Overwatch 2 Changes

4 Changes have been added to Zarya in Overwatch 2:

  • Healthpoints - HP has been increased from 400 to 475
  • Particle Barrier / Projected Barrier - Now on a shared 2-charge system, 10-second cooldown
  • Particle Barrier / Projected Barrier - Duration has been increased from 2 seconds to 2.5 seconds
  • Energy: Decay has been increased from 1.8 seconds to 2.2 per second
  • Gravition Surge - Duration has been decreased from 4 seconds to 3.5 seconds


Zenyatta Overwatch Image

Zenyatta Overwatch 2 Changes

2 Changes to Zenyatta in Overwatch 2:

  • Discord Orb - Duration when out of LOS has been reduced from 3 seconds to 2 seconds
  • New Passive: Snap Kick - Melee damage increased from 30 to 45 and now he is able knockback



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