Overwatch 2 Season 10 Patch Notes Analysis – Hero Changes

| Tags: | Author
Overwatch 2 Season 10 Patch Notes Analysis – Hero Changes

The Overwatch 2 Season 10 patch notes are here, and there is a lot to talk about. Grab a seat, and let’s analyze everything new.

We have already provided you with a list of the Overwatch 2 Season 10 things you need to know when we first learned about them. A couple of days later, we also found the Overwatch 2 retail patch notes, and there are many other things you need to know before you start playing.

As mentioned, Venture will be the newest hero in S10, and they will become available on April 16. Like every new season, we will also have access to a new Battle Pass, changes to some of the competitive elements, and more. So, let’s learn more about the Overwatch 2 Season 10 patch notes.

Overwatch 2 Season 10 Release Date

From what we’ve learned following the Overwatch 2 retail patch notes, S10 will drop on April 16. Players will have to go to the Battle.net client and download the latest updates before they start playing.

In terms of when it will become available, it will depend on your timezone. For example, people in CET will get the update at 7 PM, whereas those in PT will receive it at 10 AM.

Overwatch 2 Retail Patch Notes – Hero Changes

Since we have already mentioned some of the changes in quality of life, we expect to see them in Overwatch 2, Season 10, and it’s time to address the different hero changes. 


A total of 5 tanks received different changes, judging from the Overwatch retail patch notes. Let’s go through each one.


Doomfist only has one change, and it’s related to Rocket Punch.

  • If the windup is canceled by using a Seismic Slam or Power block, Empowered punch won’t be consumed. 

In other words, you can use it more efficiently than before. 

Junker Queen

One of the most offensive tanks in Overwatch 2 also has one change.

  • Carnage’s impact damage is now 105 instead of 90.

This will increase her ultimate’s impact in team fights and make Junker Queen a bit more efficient than before.


After reading the Overwatch 2 retail patch notes, it became clear that Rein has 2 changes to Earthshatter.

  • Earthshatter’s knockdown is now 3s instead of 2.75, and its range is 25 instead of 20 meters.

These two buffs may not seem much, but they will make the hero feel stronger than before, especially in the lower ranks. 


Sigma did not get as many changes from the Overwatch retail patch notes as we expected. 

  • Experimental Bnarrier’s movement speed is now 20 meters per second instead of 16.5

This change will allow the hero to “summon” his barrier faster, making him slightly more effective than before. 

Wrecking Ball

Ball is the hero with the most changes in Overwatch 2 Season 10, and we’ve learned about most of them in the Overwatch 2 dev blog.

  • Minefield now has 60 HP instead of 50.
  • Adaptive Shields can be used to transfer up to 300 overhealth to allies and the radius is increased from 10 to 13 meters. 
  • Grappling Claw can now be attached to terrain and used to pull yourself to the anchor point.
  • It has 1 1-second CD if Wrecking Ball does not reach its ramming speed before the ability is canceled. 

Overall, we expect these changes to make Wrecking Ball more competitive and sought-after, especially when compared to other tanks. The Overwatch retail patch notes definitely indicate this will be the case.


Besides tanks, the Overwatch 2 retail patch notes also revealed that some DPS heroes will receive changes. Here is what you need to know.


Sombra’s virus is slightly less effective than before, but she remains one of the solid picks.

  • Virus’s DOT is now 90 instead of 100.


Trecail received more changes than we expected following the Overwatch 2 Dev blog. Overall, she remains a solid pick.

  • Recall now has 13 instead of 12 seconds CD.
  • Pulse Bomb’s projectile size is now 0.1 instead of 0.2 meters.
  • The projectile size is 0.25 meters.


Despite the fact that Venture arrived in Overwatch 2 Season 10, the hero was available for a couple of days before that. This allowed the OW2 team to monitor their performance, so here’s what’s new:

  • Drill Dash’s initial damage is 40 instead of 60, but its DoT is 60 instead of 40
  • Clobber’s initial damage is now 30, but its DoT is 40 (it used to be the other way around).
  • Tectonic Shock has a 30% reduced vertical knockback

Support Heroes

Alongside tanks and DPS, Overwatch 2 Season 10 will also include several support hero changes. Let’s go through each one.


One of the best damage-dealing supports in Overwatch 2 received two changes. Overall, we believe she will continue to be a strong pick in the current meta. 

  • Illari’s primary fire now has a 0.25s recovery time instead of 0.2.
  • The secondary fire (which heals) is now buffed to 115 HPS instead of 105.


Lucio’s changes following the Overwatch 2 retail patch notes are interesting. Overall, he should do slightly less damage than before, but he has more burst.

  • Sound Wave deals 45 instead of 35 damage.
  • Sonic Amplifier’s DP:s is now 18 instead of 20.


One of the newest support heroes in Overwatch 2 hasn’t been that strong lately, so S10 provides two buffs.

  • Rejuvenating Dash’s self-healing is now 60 instead of 50.
  • Tree of Life’s pulse healing is now 90 instead of 75.


Finally, we have Moira, the last support that will receive changes in Overwatch 2 Season 10. Overall, her healing is slightly more than before, but this comes at the cost of doing less DPS.

  • Coalescense’s self-healing is 55 instead of 50.
  • Biotic Grasp’s DPS is now 60 instead of 65.


Overwatch 2 Season 10 has a lot of other changes, but we have already addressed them in the Defense Matrix update, as well as the Overwatch 2 dev update before that. Make sure to follow us for more information.

Overwatch 2 Season 10 Patch Notes Analysis – Hero Changes
Zlosterr has been a fan of esports for many years and mainly focuses on Dota 2. He has more than five years of experience writing Dota 2 content for numerous platforms. Besides being a passionate fan of the game, he's also played for various amateur teams.