Overwatch 2 Mid-Season Patch Gets Delayed to Nov 17 Due to “Critical Issue”

Overwatch 2’s mid-season patch has been delayed due to a “critical issue”, the Blizzard forum reads.

The patch update has been moved from November 15 to November 17 at 11am PST.

“This includes the upcoming balance changes, bug fixes, including those that affect Mei, and core content updates we have planned for this patch”, the blog reads.

It continues “This delay also impacts the delivery of Overwatch League Viewership Incentives & Perks from the Postseason matches during the period between Oct 30 – Nov 4, along with the rotation of cosmetics in the Overwatch League shop.”

The mid-season patch update will introduce nerfs to five different Overwatch 2 heroes in the game; Genji, Sombra, D.va, Zarya, and Kiriko.

The patch notes for all of the Overwatch 2 Heroes coming in the November 17 patch are:


  • Hack ability lockout duration reduced from 1.75 to 1.5 seconds
  • Hacked enemies are no longer valid targets for hacking for the duration of the effect
  • Hacked damage multiplier reduced from 40 to 25%


  • Maximum ammo reduced from 30 to 24
  • Shuriken damage reduced from 29 to 27


  • Barrier duration reduced from 2.5 to 2 seconds
  • Barrier cooldown increased from 10 to 11 seconds


  • Fusion Cannon spread increased from 3.5 to 3.75
  • Boosters impact damage reduced from 25 to 15


  • Swift Step invulnerability duration reduced from 0.4 to 0.25 seconds

Overwatch 2‘s next hero, Ramattra, is scheduled to be released on December 6 as part of the game’s Season 2 update. 

What do you think of the Overwatch 2 mid-season patch delay?

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