Free-to-play hero shooter Overwatch 2 welcomes Season 2 early next week, and it comes with some hero balance changes and a new theme. This season, the game takes inspiration from Greek mythology with a new time-limited mode, Battle For Olympus, giving heroes divine powers early next year. You can take a look at what’s in store for Overwatch 2 Season 2 in the trailer below.
We now have an idea of the heroes targeted for rebalancing in Season 2. The first is newbie Sojourn, who dominates the competition. She will have her railgun nerfed to encourage players to close in for combat. Doomfist is also high on Blizzard’s list of rebalances, which should improve its frontline performance. Blizzard also picked Ana, Bastion (there is!), Junker Queen, Kiriko, Mercy, and Symmetra for some tweaks. This small batch comes just a few weeks after the last batch of hero balance adjustments.
From January 5-19, Overwatch 2 is getting a limited-time Battle For Olympus mode. I briefly thought back to the early 90s and the weeks spent playing the NES game The Battle Of Olympus there, but they are not related in any way other than sharing a theme of Greek mythology. Blizzard says Overwatch heroes “and several others” will receive god powers for this mode. Many Olympian skins are also on their way to the Season 2 Battle Pass Premium, including the Mythic Zeus Junker Queen. I just hope it’s better than Moira’s legendary mime skin.
In other developments, the maps will rotate with the start of Season 2. This will bring back oldies such as Rialto, Oasis, and Nepal, and the Blizzard World themed theme park. It also looks like it might revert to its Christmas 2018 version at some point, as Blizzard says “some rides may not be available due to weather.” A Winter Wonderland event is taking place in-game between December 13 and January 4, so that seems like a likely time. Players who failed to catch Season 1 hero Kiriko through the battle pass will also have another chance in new challenges introduced in the new season.
Blizzard shared on Twitter a handy summary of what you can expect from Season 2, including the previously revealed tank hero Ramattra and the new Shambali Monastery escort map:
⚡ New season = New hero, new map, new Battle Pass and more! ⚡
– Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) November 29, 2022
Ollie had a great time with the game for his ongoing review of Overwatch 2, but thought it was more of an iteration than a full-fledged sequel. He was in love with the new heroes, however. “There’s an attention to detail in hero design that very few games can compete with,” he said, “and I was happy to see Overwatch 2’s three new heroes maintain that. high level.And even more important than that – they all just feel fun from the start.
Overwatch 2 is a free download from Battle.net. You can read more about Season 2 here. If you’re looking for some advice on who to pick as your main this time around, check out Ollie’s Overwatch 2 hero tier list.
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