The PVP beta for Overwatch 2 is already ongoing, and with the new additions and changes to the game come changes to most heroes as well. Let’s have a look at what these changes are.
Every Hero Change You Should Know About in Overwatch 2
Before we get to the specific hero changes, let’s have a look at the changes to the role-based passives first. Each hero now comes with a role-based passive that will greatly benefit them during fights. They’re as follows:
- DPS heroes will have a movement speed bonus
- Support heroes will have a self-healing passive if they don’t take damage for a certain period of time
- Tanks will suffer from reduced knockback duration, and any heroes who damage them will suffer from less Ultimate charge
With that out of the way, let’s now talk about specific hero changes.
Bastion no longer has the self-heal ability, Self-Repair. Instead, he’ll now get a new right-click ability, Tactical Grenade, which can ricochet off walls and will only explode when it hit enemies or the ground. His ultimate also know transforms him into an artillery gun that fires up to three artillery shells across the map.
Her weapon now has unlimited ammo but will use an overheat mechanic. Meanwhile, her shield and Halt! abilities are no longer there. They’re instead replaced by a right-click ability called Energy Javelin that can knock back enemies and stun them as well as the Javelin Spin ability that can block and destroy projectiles. It will also give Orisa a movement speed bonus for a certain duration.
Mei’s primary firing mode no longer freezes enemies. It can slow them down however and will deal more damage than before.
Brigitte can no longer stun enemies using her Shield Bash ability. Instead, it will deal more damage and a longer knockback.
Zarya’s bubbles now have a shared cooldown, meaning you’ll have to practice cooldown management to play her efficiently. She can apply the bubbles to two allies or use them both on herself.
Doomfist now plays as a tank, with higher health and a modified kit to allow him to stay on the front lines for as long as possible. He still retains most of his previous kit, albeit with some changes.
One major change is the removal of the Rising Uppercut ability. It’s instead replaced by a defensive ability known as Power Block which will reduce incoming damage by 90% when blocking from the front. It will also supercharge his gauntlet after absorbing enough damage.
Once charged enough, it will cause the Rocket Punch to deal more damage. However, its base damage has been tuned down significantly, so you’ll no longer be able to one-shot squishy heroes unless it’s supercharged.
Lastly, Meteor Strike will now apply a slow to all enemies it connects with.
Winston now has an alternate fire in the form of a mid-range charged shot. It’s not capable of one-shotting any hero, though it can deal decent poke damage from a decent distance.
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Hogwarts Legacy: How Good Is The Character Creation?
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Hogwarts Legacy is just around the corner, and if you’re one of those people who always expected an owl to crash into your bedroom to give you a letter of invitation to the school of Witchcraft and Wizardry then congratulations, you’re still a child at heart. One of the many things that muggle-borns are keeping a close eye on is the character creation as this always has been a huge selling point for gamers who wish to see themselves in the game their playing. No argument needed there as it simply adds to the immersion. We’ll see just how good the character creation is by giving it a good wangle!
How Good Is The Character Creation In Hogwarts Legacy?
As the game is still said to be a “work in progress” not everything is set in stone just yet. There’s plenty of options to go through however so let’s see if you can either look like a Korean pop idol of some sort or a child that looks like a melting candle.
So the first thing you will notice once you go to the character creation screen is the plethora of Presets offered to you. This is a good start for players who just want to dive right in and explore the second-floor girls’ lavatory.
Once you have chosen your base look you will be taken to the Facewear section where you can choose your facial structure from a set of fifteen portraits. Some players may prefer having sliders when it comes to specific parts of their custom character’s face as they really have every intention to see a carbon copy of themselves in-game.
When you’re satisfied with the shape that you chose you can also go and specify a skin color and some glasses for your character. Hogwarts is known to have a rather diverse community of students so go be yourself and choose which suits you the best!
Moving on to Hairstyles you have two customization choices, your hair color, and the actual style of well, your hair! There can only be so many options for hair in any game as it’s quite difficult to build this from scratch compared to sculpting the bridge of your nose or adjusting the height of your temple.
Hair can be quite a delicate part of customization, especially when not all options are available to you. Nevertheless, you still have enough choices here to either look like Anton Chigur or The Daywalker. Props to you if you got any of that!
Next is the Complexion tab, you have the option to give yourself a slight blush if or some freckles and moles if you have any. We weren’t kidding earlier either when we said that you can look like you aged prematurely. That’s what the scars and markings are for! At the end of the day it’s all about getting your features down to a T!
On the following tab we have Eyebrows. Most options that we went through gave us the impression that everyone back in the 19th century had time to shave, and that’s a good thing! You can tell a lot from a person’s eyebrows after all. Just don’t get caught looking!
After choosing the shape that fits your fancy you can go and apply any color to it, most likely you will choose the same color you chose for your hair but hey, it’s your choice that matters here so go crazy! The same goes for your eyes as well.
For the final touch, you have four more options. You have two choices for your character’s voice which should’ve had more in our opinion. You can also change the pitch of that voice to resemble yours. Lastly you have your difficulty selection which is pretty straightforward, you also have your character name and which dormitory you want to be sent to.
The character creation in our opinion is good enough where it stands. It’s not great but it’s definitely not bad either. Having the option to choose a preset or create your own character completely from scratch (sliders and all) is a recent concept that players have been searching for a lot lately and it’s much appreciated that Avalanche Software gave that to us.
While others are happy with the choices they’ve been given, we can still see some possible complaints that will go after the Facewear section as limiting your features to only fifteen options is a very daring move given that there’s a chance that a player out there might not get the look they’re after.
It all just goes back to the sliders since this gives the player a more precise selection when it comes to making adjustments to their looks, plus there weren’t too many options for body-type either. It’s not a long list of shortcomings but you will have to take these into consideration if you’re the kind of gamer who spends more than an hour in the customization screen. We’re still looking forward to the game however so don’t let any of that bring you down. Thank you, and see you in the world of magic!