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Overwatch 2 patch notes – all the latest changes to the game

Curious about the latest Overwatch 2 patch notes? Here are the latest changes Blizzard have made to the shooter on consoles and PC

Overwatch 2 Patch Notes: Genji can be seen attacking some robots

Overwatch 2 is here and you are probably keen to know what changes Blizzard is making. Well, don’t worry as this article will stay updated with the latest Overwatch 2 patch notes directly from Blizzard.

From new hero and map additions, seasonal updates, and changes to the Overwatch 2 battle pass, everything from the latest update will be catalogued here so you know how the game is changing week to week. On top of those changes, any bug fixes Blizzard implements will also be highlighted here as well.

So be sure to bookmark this page and keep coming back with each update to see the latest Overwatch 2 patch notes for the most recent update. They come straight from the Overwatch Blog and are broken down into sections below!

Overwatch 2 patch notes – October 4, 2022

The full Overwatch 2 patch notes and hero balance changes for the release of Overwatch 2 are below directly from the Overwatch blog:


  • Temporary health now grants 50% reduced ultimate charge instead of zero ultimate charge
  • Damage Role Passive – New Passive: Eliminations grant 25% increased reload and movement speed for 2.5 seconds. Does not stack with itself but will refresh the duration
  • All heroes now refund up to 30% ultimate power on hero swap

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  • Commanding Shout: Allied health bonus reduced from 100 to 50 HP, Allied duration reduced from 5 to 3 seconds, Temporary health no longer decays over its duration, Cooldown increased from 11 to 15 seconds


  • Base health increased from 250 to 275
  • Base armour increased from 250 to 275
  • Energy Javelin cooldown reduced from 8 to 6 seconds


  • Inspire duration reduced from 6 to 5 seconds


  • Biotic Launcher primary fire damage increased from 24 to 25
  • Biotic Launcher primary fire minimum falloff range increased from 20 to 25 meters


  • Railgun energy gain from non-player targets (barriers, turrets, etc.) reduced by an additional 50%


  • Boosters impact damage increased from 10 to 25
  • Micro Missiles cooldown reduced from 8 to 7 seconds
  • Call Mech ultimate cost reduced by 12%


  • Ironclad passive is enabled again (20% damage reduction while transformed)


  • Hellfire Shotguns spread reduced from 8 to 7 degrees


  • Hack ability lockout duration increased from 1 to 1.75 seconds

These are partial notes for the October 4 update for Overwatch 2 with far more set to arrive on the day. So, be sure to keep coming back for details like bug fixes, new content, and additional changes that arrive with updates.

That covers all the Overwatch 2 patch notes for the latest update. If you are hoping in, be sure to keep updated with our list of Overwatch 2 heroes and our Overwatch 2 tier list to see who is worth playing!