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Overwatch 2 Season 9 Mid-Season Patch Will Change the Meta

Get ready for more big changes in Overwatch 2 Season 9, with developers looking to create some balance after unpopular updates earlier in the season.
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Overwatch 2 heroes are seeing significant changes in the upcoming mid-season patch. 

Today, Overwatch 2 is released a mid-season patch that aims to make heroes more balanced for the latter half of Season 9. There are big changes in store for many prominent heroes including Doomfist, Mauga, and Lifeweaver

Season 9 itself started off with some massive changes in how gameplay works. Heroes were given passive healing and projectile sizes were significantly increased. Not everything was a hit with the Overwatch 2 community so it's not surprising to see developers dive in with some hero changes soon after. 

In a Director's Take, Director Aaron Keller stated that the meta will be changing with the mid-season patch. 

"The changes made this season were designed to address multiple issues in the game, based largely in part on your feedback," Keller wrote. "We're happy with how these modifications have shifted the game, but there are two areas we want to improve a bit: the damage passive, and how some individual heroes have landed after the shakeup. We think the direction we’re heading in is correct but agree that some changes still need to be ironed out." 

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Overwatch 2 Season 9 Mid-Season Patch Notes 

Over half the heroes in Overwatch 2 got major changes. Here are the patch notes for Season 9 Mid-Season: 

  • Healing reduction from Damage Role Passive decreased from 20% to 15%
  • Ana's Biotic Grenade
    • Healing/Damage increased from 60 to 90
  • Lifeweaver's Healing Blossom
    • Maximum heal increased from 70 to 80 
    • Maximum charge increased from 1 to 1.15 seconds
  • Doomfist's Meteor Strike
    • Minimum damage increased from 15 to 50
  • Mauga's Cardiac Overdrive
    • Duration decreased from 5 to 4 seconds
    • Cooldown decreased from 12 to 10 seconds
    • Will now fill passive overhealth by 100
  • Mauga's Overrun
    • Stomp damage increased from 45 to 60

Click here for the full patch notes