Activision Blizzard is going to release the first balance updates for the characters known as heroes starting with the second season of Overwatch 2. Until December 6, the developer does not plan to tweak the power and elaboration of the heroes’ abilities.
According to Blizzard So far, the heroes are well-balanced, looking at the win ratio of the characters: “Each hero in the game has a win ratio of between 45 and 55 percent and we don’t plan to apply immediate balance changes based on what we’ve seen so far.” (…) Instead, we plan to make changes with the start of Season Two.” The only major change coming in the near term is an adjustment to how the hero Zarya works in the Total Mayhem game mode. Blizzard doesn’t provide details on what exactly will change.
The developer states that while there are stronger and weaker heroes within certain player levels, no playable character across the board falls outside the target of a win ratio of between 45 and 55 percent. While only three new heroes were added to the game with the release of Overwatch 2, many characters from the original game have also been substantially modified in terms of abilities. Nevertheless, according to Blizzard, there is no reason to make major balance sheet changes.
Blizzard adds, “We’ll continue to look at the numbers around heroes and listen to player feedback before we release the final changes in season two.” The current first season of Overwatch 2 kicked off with the game’s release and will run for exactly two months in total. On December 6, or possibly a day earlier or later based on time zones, the second season of the game will start.