Overwatch 2 Next Update to Launch Mid November

It'll be a bit of a delay.

Blizzard has recently revealed that the next update of Overwatch 2 will be launching in mid-November.

The new update unfortunately will not be coming out sooner than everyone thought it would. Blizzard has now revealed that it will be launching on November 15, 2022 and it will be the mid-season balance update for the new free-to-play game.

The upcoming balance update will nerf a few overpowered characters. These characters that will be affected by the nerf are Zarya, Sombra, D.Va, Kiriko, and Genji. Interestingly enough, Sojourn will stay the same even though there have been a few complaints about her overpowered stats.

Here are the changes that will be coming to these characters mentioned:


  • Hack ability lockout duration reduced from 1.75 to 1.5 seconds
  • Hacked enemies are no longer valid targets for hacking for the duration of the effect
  • Hacked damage multiplier reduced from 40 to 25%


  • Maximum ammo reduced from 30 to 24
  • Shuriken damage reduced from 29 to 27


  • Barrier duration reduced from 2.5 to 2 seconds
  • Barrier cooldown increased from 10 to 11 seconds


  • Fusion Cannon spread increased from 3.5 to 3.75
  • Boosters impact damage reduced from 25 to 15


  • Swift Step invulnerability duration reduced from 0.4 to 0.25 seconds

Overwatch 2 is now available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.