Here it is, Overwatch 2 Season 2 has gone live, bringing many changes, old and new additions, and some exciting Battle Pass adjustments. There’s plenty of new content to freshen up the live game as well as hero balancing to shift the competitive meta. Here’s everything to know about the present and future of the season.
New and Returning Content
As with each season, new and returning content dives into the game. Most notably, the new tank hero Ramattra debuts along with a brand new escort map called Shambali Monastery, set at night. Ramattra is what the developers are calling their first “tempo tank” meaning he can stance change. He’ll be sure to bring a whole new playstyle to the tank role and it’ll be interesting to see if he shakes up the meta.
Next up in Overwatch 2 Season 2, we’ve got some map rotations in the map pool. Blizzard World is making a return with an overcast daylight ambience, replacing Hollywood, which will not appear in this map pool. Nepal will now be cast in evening lighting and Oasis will now be in the morning.
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Shop & Battle Pass
A hero purchase tab now exists in the shop, allowing players to directly purchase heroes locked behind the Battle Pass such as Kiriko. Challenges for unlocking Sojourn, Junker Queen and Kiriko are on their way, too. You’ll also be able to unlock the new hero Ramattra at tier 45 in the Battle Pass rather than tier 55 like Kiriko was in Season 1. This will allow players to get their hands on newer heroes quicker and without having to play so much to earn them.
A bunch of new Greek mythology-inspired skins are available now, too, as previously announced. Once you’ve settled into this new season, look forward to three upcoming limited-time events: Winter Wonderland, Battle for Olympus and Lunar New Year.
That about wraps up the biggest content additions and changes for Overwatch 2 Season 2. There are a bunch of hero balance changes that competitive players will want to be aware of, so go ahead and check them out now before jumping into a match.
SOURCE: Overwatch Official Website