This lighthearted April Fools patch for Overwatch 2 offers a refreshing spin on familiar heroes, giving players plenty to explore and experience in the game’s Arcade Mode. The quirky changes provide a unique opportunity for players to have a laugh while testing out the new features.
In addition to the Tank, Damage, and Support role passives, several hero-specific updates have been implemented. For instance, Junkrat’s Total Mayhem now causes him to drop grenades when launching himself with Concussion Mine, leading to even more explosive chaos on the battlefield.
Torbjörn’s Overload now causes his Rivet Gun and Forge Hammer to ignite enemies, dealing additional damage over time. Tracer’s Recall ability pulls in nearby enemies when activated, adding an unexpected strategic element to her mobility. Widowmaker’s critical hits now deal damage over 3 seconds as poison, and she can see poisoned enemies through walls.
Ana’s Biotic Rifle can now headshot enemies, making her an even more formidable support sniper. Baptiste’s Exo Boots provide more horizontal distance when jumping, and holding Jump after using Exo Boots allows players to keep bouncing, enhancing his mobility considerably.
Brigitte’s Whip Shot now pulls her towards the flail head, adding a new movement mechanic to her toolkit. Kiriko’s Swift Step range has been dramatically increased, allowing her to traverse the map with ease. Lúcio’s Soundwave can now deflect projectiles, making him more versatile in combat.
Mercy’s Caduceus Blaster receives a significant boost, with increased ammo and projectile speed aimed at promoting the “Battle Mercy” playstyle. Moira’s Biotic Orbs can now be stopped or started by pressing the ability input while active, giving her more control over their movements. Zenyatta’s Snap Kick propels him in the direction he is facing when used in the air, adding an extra dimension to his mobility.
The April Fools patch for Overwatch 2’s Arcade Mode is a fantastic blend of humor and creativity, resulting in an engaging and entertaining experience for players. The inventive updates encourage players to approach their favorite heroes in new ways, making this April Fools event a memorable occasion for the Overwatch 2 community.