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Overwatch 2 Is Encouraging Hero Swapping, Despite Blizzard Saying Most Players Don't Swap

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Overwatch 2's launch is almost here, and news about the sequel has been arriving thick and fast ahead of the big day on October 4.

The latest reveal by Blizzard comes in the form of a tweak that appears to encourage players to swap heroes mid-match. Slightly controversial as it comes a week after the studio claimed people don't really do that.

As reported by PC Gamer, Blizzard has detailed a number of balance changes that will be made to Overwatch 2 ahead of its launch based on feedback received during its two betas.

The biggest change will affect the sequel's role passives. During one of the betas, damage heroes were given a passive that allows them to retain 30 percent of their ultimate damage when swapping between heroes.

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