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Overwatch 2 Major August 24 Update Brings Changes to Illari, Patch Notes and more

Blizzard Entertainment has rolled out an update to Overwatch 2 on August 24, focusing on player progression, hero balancing, and bug fixes. The patch focuses on Illari, the newest support hero, adjusting her abilities for a better in-game balance.

You can find the complete patch notes below:

Overwatch 2 August 24 Patch Notes

GENERAL UPDATES

Player Progression
  • Updated the Wins sub-badge level-up requirement from 2 to 1 across all heroes, game modes, and roles, and re-tuned XP granted to balance.

HERO UPDATES

SUPPORT

ILLARI

Developer Comments: Illari has had a strong showing since her launch. The following changes are meant to promote a better balance between healing and damage while adding more counterplay against her abilities. We are making the Healing Pylon weaker, as it’s often placed out of line-of-sight or at odd angles and isn’t being destroyed as often as we expect. Captive Sun ignoring barriers is not immediately intuitive, but we are also reducing the projectile size, so blocking or destroying will require more precision. Finally, the Sunstruck effect lasts too long to reasonably avoid the detonation damage threshold.

Healing Pylon
  • Heal decreased from 40 to 30.
  • Shields decreased from 75 to 50.
Captive Sun
  • Projectile Impact and explosion are now blocked by barriers.
  • Projectile size decreased from 1.5 to 0.75 meters.
  • Sunstruck duration decreased from 7 to 6 seconds.

BUG FIXES

GENERAL
  • Fixed bug where some event challenges weren’t counting towards “Savior of the Underworld” for the Brigitte Sparkplug skin.
  • Fixed an issue that made the Ashe Snakewrangler Skin in the Battle Pass a premium reward instead of a free one. Any player on the free Battle Pass track who already unlocked this tier will receive this skin automatically.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players backfilling into the Underworld Event Mission and Invasion Story Missions.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Spectating of players in the Underworld Event Mission and Invasion Story Missions.
HEROES

Echo

  • Fixed an issue with cloned Illari’s Captive Sun explosion, damaging herself and her allies.

Orisa

  • Fixed an issue where the “Who Said Chivalry Is Dead?” voice line is missing from Hero Gallery.
  • Fixed an issue where World Cup Skin for Orisa was inaccessible.
MISSIONS

Toronto

  • Fixed in a previous update – Fixed an issue with Slicers clipping into the Ferry, making them difficult to target.

Gothenburg

  • Fixed in a previous update – Fixed an issue where “The Babies Are Safe” challenge was unable to be completed.
  • Fixed an issue with the Titan being invisible for the first few seconds of its intro.
  • Fixed an issue with an invisible collision around the Mega-Cannon that blocks Brigitte’s Shield Bash and Whip Shot.

Underworld

  • Fixed in a previous update – Fixed an issue where the “Stop, Thief!” challenge was unable to be completed.
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