Overwatch 2 balance changes will buff Orisa, nerf Junker Queen on launch day

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Overwatch 2 balance changes will buff Orisa, nerf Junker Queen on launch day

The Overwatch 2 development team has shared a new blog post that details day-one balance changes coming to the game on launch.

The blog detailed balance changes for several heroes and gave developer commentary on many of them with the goal of explaining the team’s rationale behind each change. Some of the biggest changes came to Junker Queen, whose Commanding Shout ability was deemed too strong. The health bonus it grants allies will be reduced from 100 HP to 50 HP, its duration will be decreased from five seconds to three, and its cooldown will be increased from 11 seconds to 15. The developers hope these changes will make using the ability “more deliberate” and less spammable.