With the recent reworks to heroes in Overwatch 2, you might find your playstyle changing depending on how drastic the changes were. A few heroes have received major reworks, making them a bit more complicated to use.
If you’ve used any of the heroes we’ve included in this list, then now’s the time to study its changes.
Top Tips for Every Hero Rework in Overwatch 2
Without further ado, here’s a breakdown of the major rewords in Overwatch 2 heroes and how you can adapt to these changes:
First off is Bastion who has received some of the major changes in the game. For one, his ultimate ability no longer transforms him into a mobile tank but will transform him into a powerful cannon instead. This way, Bastion will go into Artillery mode so he can fire three powerful shells on a wide area.
Additionally, his Self-Repair ability has been removed, so he no longer has the ability to heal himself. Lastly, he has received a new alt-fire attack where he fires a bomb that will ricochet off walls and will only explode if it hits an enemy or the ground.
Sombra’s rework made her more of a DPS role now, prominent in her Hack ability which now also reveals the location of a hacked enemy to Sombra and her team. This means that it will be a lot easier for the entire team to gank on that enemy. Additionally, Sombra now deals more damage to her hacked enemies.
Lastly, her ultimate will now deal 40% damage to enemies inside the pulse’s radius. It can still disrupt barriers, but it has become a mix of both utility and damage.
Cassidy no longer has the Flashbang stun ability. Instead, he now has the Magnetic Grenade which will home in on enemies and even stick to them, dealing damage upon exploding.
Doomfist now plays the role of a tank, receiving a major boost in his health alongside a new Power Block ability. His abilities were also tweaked, and his Uppercut ability has been removed. To compensate for this, his ultimate will now activate faster and can even slow down enemies caught in the area of impact.
Orisa has received some major reworks to her kit. For one, she no longer has the Protective Barrier shield which is now replaced with the Energy Javelin which is a projectile that can knock back enemies and stun them. Meanwhile, here Halt! Ability is also replaced with the Javelin Spin which will give Orisa a speed boost upon blocking projectiles.
Moreover, her ultimate has been replaced with a new one called Terra Surge in which she will sweep nearby enemies and after a brief charge, release a massive surge of damage. Lastly, she now uses Augmented Fusion Driver as her primary fire which has infinite ammo but will overheat if used too much.
Mei’s rework is a nerf – and a major one at that! Specifically, her ice gun will no longer freeze enemies but can still deal decent damage and slow them down. Her only means of freezing enemies will be her ultimate.
GTA VI Leaks – What We Know so Far?
Rockstar Games on high alert
Massive leaks have been spread throughout social media platforms about Grand Theft Auto 6. If you are a GTA V account owner, you may have an idea of what happened. On September 19, “teapotuberhacker,” a user from GTAForums, posted 90 videos of test builds for the upcoming game by Rockstar. The hacker revealed assets and source codes for GTA 6 on YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, and other platforms. Rockstar locks down its social media accounts, and the situation may lead to investigations with the FBI, although there is no official statement from Rockstar regarding this matter.
The leaks were illegally taken from the studio’s network, leading to the conclusion that the GTA 6 hacker is not a lot but a small group working together to post the leaked data. Rockstar confirms that these leaks are legitimate, and the GTA publisher Take-Two is working on taking down confidential information about the game by using copyright rules on mainstream platforms.
The game set’s location appears to be in Vice City; thanks to groups of dedicated fans, a map was made using various tools, which is not entirely new. When GTA 5 was still under development and trailers, screenshots, and teasers were being released; GTA had a fan base that could create a map for Grand Theft Auto 5 before the game was released; the map was an almost perfect match to the official map in GTA 5. Not to mention these players also became the people who made GTA 5 modded accounts.
Introducing New Characters
Based on leaked information, Grand Theft Auto 6 would be an open-world game with male and female protagonists, Jason and Lucia. One of the videos shows the two in what appears to be an instant character switching, similar to GTA 5. Where Michael, Franklin, and Trevor’s character switch; although this time, it looks like the loading time is faster in this test run. Several screenshots show Lucia having different make-up and hairstyles, similar to Grand Theft Auto 5: Online, although customization is available for the female protagonist this time.
Grand Theft Auto 4 introduced the smartphone system as a tool to contact friends, dates, and a few mission events. At the same time, Grand Theft Auto 5 added new functionalities like emails and website functionality. A parody of Facebook exists in this game called Life Invader; there may be a GTA 6 parody of Mark Zuckerberg; who knows? Aside from that, there is no information if Rockstar has updated this system.
There are a few notable things about how players would be able to move around the map. Footage shows Jason swimming more profoundly in the water; unlike in previous games, the deepness of how far a player can swim has always been limited. For vehicles, test footage of vehicle damage where Jason shoots the floor of the boat and a fan boat on land. The subway system returns since GTA 4; we see Jason going in and out of a train car.
GTA 5 Combat
A video of Lucia fighting with NPCs was also shown, a tweaked weapon wheel, and NPCs reloading in real-time. Clips of recoil tests make everything realistic, and the latest addition in combat is for players to go prone, which is perfect for stealth-based missions.
Shooting from vehicles has been limited to small weapons; we have seen drive-bys from the test footage, allowing players to use bigger weapons. This would be great since bigger weapons would deal more damage. Switching hands while shooting is another excellent addition to combat; there are plenty of scenarios to get the proper angle on an enemy by switching the hand you are shooting from.
The Miami-inspired city has dramatically changed since Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. There are the usual elements to be found, like neon lights in nightclubs and beachfront, but Rockstar has made an effort to make the map modernized by ensuring the look and feel are authentic to the real-life locations of Florida. The level of detail from these tests is fantastic as it can be; driving real-life inspiration for locations provides an immersive experience for players.
Gas stations, bars, tennis courts, motels, the environment, and the subway system is diverse, possible even better than GTA 5s’ map. Lucia has been seen to use a gumball machine inside convenience stores, which could mean there would be more things to interact with in Vice City.
There may be more surprises in store from GTA 6, and these are just the little details that have been leaked. Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to be released by late 2024 or early 2025.