Overwatch 2 New Characters Released in the Battle Pass

Blizzard is eliminating hero hard counters.

This implies fewer heroes who can beat certain characters and fewer forced hero swaps.

Although each hero in Overwatch 2 will have their own distinct advantages

and disadvantages and certain heroes will be more effective against others,

Blizzard believes the game plays better and is more enjoyable

when there are fewer hard counters and more competitive hero options.

The release of new heroes in the battle pass is linked to this rebalancing.

For the final episode of Overwatch,new characters will not be made available in Competitive modes right once

This gives the devs time to fine-tune the balance and gives players time to try out the new heroes

before they enter Competitive play a few weeks after launch.