Overwatch 2 Update Patch Notes for January 24: Hero Changes & Bug Fixes

Overwatch 2 has released its latest update, which finally brings a host of tweaks and changes that players have been waiting for. In this update, Overwatch 2 has nerfed the Roadhog character. In addition to Roadhog, Blizzard has also made some minor tweaks to Orisa, Sojourn, and Kiriko.

Overwatch 2 Patch Notes for January 24 details :

Hero Changes


  • Health bonus reduced from 125 to 75.



  • Energy gain is no longer based on damage done by primary fire. Each primary fire hit against an enemy player now grants 5 energy.
  • Primary fire damage per projectile reduced from 10 to 9.


Healing Ofuda

  • Recovery time increased from 0.85 to 1 second.


Chain Hook

  • Impact damage reduced from 30 to 5.
  • The enemy’s final position distance from Roadhog after being pulled increased from 3 to 4 meters.
Scrap Gun

  • Damage per pellet reduced from 6.6 to 6.
  • Recovery time reduced from 0.85 to 0.8 seconds.
  • Reload time reduced from 2 to 1.75 seconds.
  • Maximum ammo increased from 5 to 6.

Bug Fixes


  • Fixed an issue with the “Winged Sandals’ weapon charm’s ‘How to Unlock’ text
  • Adjusted footstep audio mixing to make enemy footsteps more audible.


  • Fixed an issue where Sojourn’s Cyber Detective Skin would fail to load


  • Fixed an issue with Lucio’s Hermes skin exhibiting incorrect physics


  • Fixed an issue with Reinhardt’s Hammer appearing deformed during the Sweethardt emote

Wrecking Ball

  • Fixed an issue with Adaptive Shield where it could be incorrectly applied before the cooldown was complete.

Overwatch 2 wiki :

Overwatch 2 is a first-person shooter developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. As a sequel to the 2016 hero shooter Overwatch, the game intends a shared environment for player-versus-player (PvP) modes while introducing persistent cooperative modes. A major change in PvP modes was to reduce team sizes from six to five, which required several characters to be reworked. Overwatch 2 is free-to-play on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S in early access as of October 4, 2022 and features full cross-platform play.

Developer(s)Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher(s)Blizzard Entertainment
Director(s)Aaron Keller
  • Nintendo Switch
  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation 5
  • Windows
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X/S
ReleaseOctober 4, 2022
Genre(s)First-person shooter