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Overwatch 2 Nerfs List: Patch Notes and Details

Overwatch 2 Nerfs List: Patch Notes and Details

There is no denying that Overwatch 2’s launch was plagued with a plethora of issues. And while the devs were busy rolling out patch after patch, removing Heroes like Bastion while restricting some from Ranked Play, like Torbjorn, removing game maps, dealing with DDoS attacks, and stabilizing the game servers. The devs were happy with the Hero balance and were not planning to make any changes before Season 2. But now that most of the issues are sorted out, and heroes and maps taken out of the game are finally back. The devs have decided on an early Hero balance, and we are here to talk about it with our Overwatch nerfs list guide as we discuss the patch notes and other details.

Overwatch 2 Nerfs List: Patch Notes and Details

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The first wave of the Overwatch 2 nerf list includes Sombra, Genji, Zarya, D.Va, and Kiriko. Well! That wasn’t unexpected as we personally found Genji, Sombra, and D. Va a little better than others. And seeing the Overwatch 2 upcoming update’s patch notes looks like even the devs took notice of that. 

That being said, here is the Overwatch 2 November 15th update patch notes detailing the upcoming nerfs to Heroes. 


  • 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  • Hacked enemies are no longer valid targets for hacking for the duration of the effect.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.

When is Overwatch 2 Heroes Nerfs Update Releasing? 

The above nerfs are planned to roll out with the Overwatch 2 November 15, 2022 update. 

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Overwatch 2 is available on the PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch platforms. 

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