The plethora of issues troubling Overwatch 2 seems endless – server issues, technical glitches, design flaws, and more. However, Blizzard is working to fix the issues.
The Overwatch 2 developers are currently reviewing certain aspects of the game to ensure that all skill levels are balanced throughout Season 1.
The team shared a blog post talk about gameplay, hero balancing and card pool. The post did not address the issues players were experiencing during the first week.
While the situation is now under control, there are still server issues, account issues, and in-game purchase errors. While Blizzard has not explained how they plan to address them, the team is working perhaps silently to solve these problems.
Overwatch 2 uses a hero win rate metric to determine a hero’s popularity in the game. If a hero’s win rate unexpectedly increases too much or drops below 45%-55%, Blizzard will make changes accordingly.
Since the game has just started, all heroes are stable from now on, comfortable within their range. However, Zarya is often overpowered in Total Mayhem. So, the developers will introduce a mode-specific change for her in the next patch update scheduled for October 25th.
D.Va is a popular choice among players over the rest of the tank roster. However, during the beta and the Overwatch League Summer Showdown, Junker Queen was described as a “can’t miss” tank. After a nerf implementation, its popularity has dwindled to match the average.
Likewise, Kiriko’s pick rate increased to 75% initially, but soon after fell into a safe range. The Blizzard team will likely make changes to Doomfist’s Power Block and Meteor Strike’s moves in Season 2, given its waning appeal.
Overwatch 2 currently has a limited card pool where players can only play certain cards within a certain time limit. Maps like Rialto have been removed, but the developers haven’t explained why a fan favorite like Numbani is missing from the game.
Competitive Mode bug placed players lower than intended. However, this issue has been resolved in the recent patch update, so player placement should now be closer to their rank. Players can also customize the settings in case the game feels “floating” from the original Overwatch.
Overwatch 2 is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
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About Overwatch 2
Overwatch 2 is an upcoming first-person shooter developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. The sequel to the 2016 hero shooter Overwatch, the game is intended to have a shared environment for player versus player (PvP) modes with the first game while introducing persistent co-op modes. A major change in PvP was to reduce team sizes from six to five, which required redesigning several characters.
Overwatch 2 is set to launch as a free-to-play game on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S in Early Access on October 4, 2022. It will feature full cross-platform play.