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Overwatch 2 will make hero swapping a bigger deal despite locking them behind battle pass

Many Overwatch players were frustrated (opens in new tab) that heroes in the sequel won’t be free for everyone like they are in the first game, limiting your ability to swap heroes mid-match. Blizzard’s reasoning for the change was that most people don’t swap and that the game is designed so that you don’t have to as often. Despite this, a new ability that encourages you to change heroes suggests that it will remain an important part of the game.

Blizzard detailed (opens in new tab) a list of balance changes coming to Overwatch 2 when it launches free-to-play in a few weeks. Many of the changes are responses to feedback and testing from the game’s two closed betas and the ongoing professional play in the Overwatch League.

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