Overwatch 2 Confirms Sojourn Nerfs, Doomfist Changes, and More on the Way

Overwatch 2 Season 2 will be making some important balance changes to the hero shooter, with a nerf on the way for Sojourn.

Blizzard has confirmed that Overwatch 2 Season 2 will be nerfing Sojourn, making big changes to Doomfist, and addressing various other heroes on the roster. Overwatch 2 Season 2 is scheduled to begin on December 6, at which point players will be treated to new Tank hero Ramattra, the new Shambali Monastery map, and a set of new skins themed after Greek mythology.

Overwatch 2 Season 2 will have its own Battle Pass for players to complete, and that will serve as the primary way to unlock Ramattra as a playable character. Like Support hero Kiriko before him, Ramattra will be available as part of Tier 55 in the Battle Pass for free players. Alternatively, players can choose to buy the premium Battle Pass and unlock access to Ramattra right away. The decision to lock new heroes behind the Battle Pass has continued to prove controversial in the community, but it doesn’t look like Blizzard is changing the practice any time soon.


But while Blizzard may not be addressing this specific criticism with Overwatch 2 Season 2, it will be adjusting some heroes based on fan feedback. Blizzard has confirmed that new Damage hero Sojourn is getting a nerf as part of Season 2. Specifically, Blizzard will be looking at dialing back the power of Sojourn’s Rail Gun at a long distance so it should be more difficult for players to effectively use her as a sniper. Instead, players will be encouraged to use Sojourn’s Rail Gun while playing somewhat closer to enemies to maximize her damage output.

Many Overwatch 2 fans have been calling for a Sojourn nerf since the game’s early access launch. Tank hero Doomfist, meanwhile, has been the subject of much scrutiny as well, with fans calling for a buff for the hero as he is arguably the weakest Tank on the roster right now. Blizzard has promised that “significant changes” are on the way for Doomfist to help him better fit in the Tank role without messing with his “Hero identity,” but specifics on those changes are unavailable at the time of this writing.

Sojourn and Doomfist may be receiving the most attention when it comes to Overwatch 2 Season 2 balance changes, but other heroes are being addressed as well. Blizzard has said that fans can expect “adjustments” to Ana, Bastion, Junker Queen, Kiriko, Mercy, and Symmetra, but it did not elaborate on which of these heroes will be buffed and which ones will be nerfed. Fans should find out more information when Blizzard releases the Overwatch 2 Season 2 update patch notes.

Overwatch 2 is available now in early access for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

Source: Gamerant

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