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Overwatch 2 support heroes are “a focus” for Blizzard

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Overwatch 2 support heroes are “a focus” for Blizzard moving towards the game’s free-to-play release, according to an AMA with the game’s development team on Reddit.

Addressing the lower number of support heroes in the FPS game compared to those in other roles, systems designer Gavin Winter says, “We know that our support hero lineup needs variety and it’s a focus for us going forward, but we can’t abandon development of damage heroes given their popularity.” Speaking in the ‘ask me anything’ Reddit Q&A, Winter says that the team is not planning to actively pursue attaining an equal number of heroes across each role, but that “having more supports ASAP” is a current goal.

Following on from the announcement that Overwatch 2 features a seasonal model with new heroes coming every other season, game director Aaron Keller says that two of the next three heroes coming after the season two hero are in the support role.

Speaking about possible reworks, Keller talks about “fun changes” on the way for Symmetra and says that the next Overwatch 2 beta will feature those, along with introducing a change for Moira “partway through” the beta’s duration.

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