Overwatch 2 Nerfs Zarya And Genji First Big Patch Will Arrive on November 15
Overwatch 2 Nerfs Zarya And Genji: Blizzard is already keeping an eye on some other standout heroes for potential adjustments.
Blizzard has released the patch notes for the upcoming hero balance adjustments in preparation for the larger Season 2 update.
The first is Sombra’s Hack ability. Its damage over time has dropped from 1.75 seconds to 1.5, and its multiplier has dropped from 40% to 25%.
In a similar vein, Zarya’s barrier will be repaired. Its original 2.5-second duration has been reduced to 2, and its 11-second cooldown has been added.
The patch notes recognize Zarya as a raid boss, saying, “Feedback has indicated this can feel as though Zarya has very limited window.
There will soon be a split in D.V. Her Fusion Cannon has a 3.75 percent wider spread, and her Booster has 15 percent less impact damage.
After the patch notes were released, lead hero designer Alec Dawson discussed potential nerfs in a Twitter Space stream, and he began with Sojourn.