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Patch Notes

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June 9, 2022

Overwatch Experimental Patch Notes - June 9, 2022

Developer Note

This patch is comprised of adjustments that will help tune the live game, potentially shift the meta there, and also line up with the eventual transition to OW2.

Some lean more to the experimental side, such as with Orisa and Sombra, but we're interested to see how such changes impact their playstyle and strategies such as double barrier.

Many of the other changes are relatively small but are aimed at improving the gameplay feel of heroes and their abilities rather than adjusting much power.


Fusion Driver
  • Weapon spread removed
Protective Barrier
  • Maximum duration reduced from 20 to 4 seconds
  • Health increased from 600 to 1200
  • Cooldown increased from 10 to 12 seconds
  • Pull radius increased from 5 to 7 meters
Fusion Cannons
  • Weapon spread reduced by 15%
  • Can now be cancelled by pressing the ability input again
Wrecking Ball
  • Knockback increased by 36%


Configuration: Recon
  • Weapon spread removed
Combat Roll
  • Now grants 50% damage reduction for its 0.4 second duration
Machine Pistol
  • Damage increased from 8 to 9
  • Cast time reduced from 0.65 to 0.5 seconds
  • Hacked duration reduced from 5 to 3 seconds
  • Ultimate cost reduced by 15%
Seismic Slam
  • Distance increased from 15 to 20 meters
Rocket Launcher
  • Reload now begins 0.3 seconds sooner when out of ammo
Concussive Blast
  • Now deals 30 damage on direct hit
  • Deals 50% additional knockback to direct hit targets
Frag Launcher
  • Projectile radius increased from 0.2 to 0.25 meters
Steel Trap
  • Projectile speed increased from 10 to 15
Rivet Gun (Primary Fire)
  • Recovery reduced from 0.6 to 0.55 seconds
Rivet Gun (Secondary Fire)
  • Recovery reduced from 0.8 to 0.7 seconds


Orb of Discord
  • Linger duration reduced from 3 to 2 seconds
Snap Kick
  • New passive added
  • Quick melee deals 50% more damage and knocks enemies away

The Experimental Mode allows players to try out potential new balance updates, game modes, and rule changes. The content within this mode is not guaranteed to be released and the mode may not always be available.