Season 3 of Overwatch 2 Update 3.46 is Here, as well as New Hero Changes This February 7th

Season 3 of Overwatch 2 Update 3.46 is Here, as well as New Hero Changes This February 7th ...

Overwatch 2 update 3.46 has been released by Blizzard, which is for Season 3! This includes a new map, earned Overwatch credits, competitive updates, and more! Check out the official Overwatch 2 patch notes right now.


Discover the abandoned station where the Overwatch Ecopoint team once sought for the source of a serious anomaly threatening the world, and examine the wreckage of the icebreaker ship that failed to rescue Mei-Ling Zhou and her companions on the frozen Antarctic Peninsula.


In-game settings, players may now activate Streamer Protect options. These options will allow players to hide identifying information during livestreaming matches.


Improvements in Accessibility

  • Improved Subtitles Options: text scalability, character portrait icons, speaker name, text color, background color, and subtitle preview in the options menu
  • Added mouse cursor size setting for PC
  • Added setting to select custom colors for Group and Alert colors in the UI. Preview feature added to preview custom colors in the accessibility options


  • Added challenges to unlock “Silhouette” player icons for all heroes
  • Added tracking for each of the roles for the Weekly “Role Mastery” challenge
  • Added Ramattra unlock challenges
  • Partial progress through the season three Battle Pass is now carried over to the “Wins for Ramattra” challenge

Endorsements are given by the author.

  • Players can now endorse the opposing team
  • All players can now be endorsed in Free-For-All game modes

Report of a Game

  • Players can view scoreboards from previous matches within the View Game Reports menu found in the History tab of the Career Profile

Changes in Mystery Heroes

  • Mystery heroes now limits each team to a maximum of three of each role.Example: You are Reinhardt in Mystery Heroes. Your team also includes Mercy, Ana, and Lucio. When you die, you cannot respawn as a Support hero because there are already three Support heroes on your team. You will either be respawned as a Damage or a Tank hero
  • This new maximum role limit can be changed in Custom Games under Settings > Modes > All > Random Hero Role Limit Per Team,This setting only functions when the Respawn as Random Hero setting is enabled

Credits from Overwatch are back.

  • Overwatch Credits, which were previously labeled “Legacy Credits” and were not earnable in Overwatch 2, can now once again be earned through progressing in the Season 3 Battle Pass
  • All players can earn up to 1500 credits as free rewards, and another 500 credits are available as premium rewards in the Season 3 Battle Pass
  • Credits can be spent in the Hero Gallery, which now contains nearly all seasonal Epic and Legendary-tier skins released prior to the launch of Overwatch 2. This includes many skins that were previously only available for purchase with Coins in the “Just for You” section of our Shop

Update to the Ping System

  • Pressing Ability 1 or Ability 2 when the ping wheel is open and when these abilities are on cooldown now prints these cooldowns in chatExample: If Baptiste’s Immortality Field is on cooldown and you press the key/button to activate the ability while the Ping Wheel is open, the cooldown for the ability will be printed in chat


Season 3 competitive play is now available! Here are some of the latest Overwatch 2 updates that aim to enhance the user's experience.

  • Skill tiers and divisions will adjust after every 5 wins or 15 losses and ties (formally 7 wins or 20 losses and ties)
  • Players can select the “View Competitive Progress” button from the Competitive menu to view their progress toward receiving a rank update


  • Workshop Editor is back!

Tools for Workshop Moderation

When reporting a player, we added additional menu options. Our intention is to provide players with more options to report inappropriate behavior so that we may take action in a timely manner. As a result, you may select the category and sub-category that best explain why you are reporting the player or their custom content.

  • Inappropriate Communication
  • Inappropriate Name
  • Cheating
  • Gameplay Sabotage
  • Inappropriate Custom Content



  • Maximum ultimate charge retained when swapping heroes reduced from 30 to 25%

Comment from the Developer: As part of this patch, there was a tuning pass on how frequently ultimate abilities were generated, so expect to see several ultimate cost adjustments across many heroes.


  • The health totals for all tank heroes will be lower when playing any game mode that does not have a role queue. Health totals will remain the same for tanks when playing any Role Queue enabled game.

Comment from the Developer: This enhancement to the tank HP pools aims to improve the relative strength of those heroes in game modes where there can be many of them on the same team.



  • Mech base health in Role Queue modes remains the same at 350
  • Mech base health in non-Role Queue modes reduced from 350 to 200

The Doomfist is in a state of flux.

  • Base health in Role Queue modes remains the same at 450
  • Base health in non-Role Queue modes reduced from 450 to 300

Junkerqueen is a Dutch eminent hockey player. Junkerqueen is a Dutch entrepreneur. Junkerqueen is a Dutch journalist.

  • Base health in Role Queue modes increased to 450
  • Base health in non-Role Queue modes reduced from 425 to 300

Junkerqueen's overall base health is increased by 25 HP, according to the developer.


  • Base health in Role Queue modes remains the same at 275
  • Base health in non-Role Queue modes reduced from 275 to 125

Fusion augmented reality driver

  • Damage falloff range reduced from 25 to 15 meters

Ramattra is a suave man. Ramattra is a yogic monk. Ramattra is a scholar. Ramattra is a journeyman who seeks peace and tranquility. Ramattra is a philosopher.

  • Base health in Role Queue modes remains the same at 450
  • Base health in non-Role Queue modes reduced from 450 to 300


  • Damaging enemies with the ultimate now slows the duration timer down instead of pausing it entirely. Lasts up to 20 seconds
  • Ultimate cost increased 12%

Developer Comment: The notion of an ultimate ability that could last forever is an exciting concept, but if it's too easy to do it, it causes a lot of frustrations, and with Ramattra's ultimate in particular, a lot of visual noise. We're limiting the maximum duration to 20 seconds, which is still very useful for most team battles, but it guarantees it'll last for a while.

Reinhardt is the perfect example of a logical decision.

  • Base health in Role Queue modes remains the same at 325
  • Base health in non-Role Queue modes reduced from 325 to 175

Charges have been filed against the authorities.

  • Cooldown reduced from 8 to 7 seconds

Fire Strikes Back in the United States

  • Damage increased from 90 to 100

Earthshattering is on the horizon. Earthshattering is on the way. Earthshattering occurs in the following ways: Earthshattering is a concept.

  • Direct hit damage reduced from 250 to 170
  • Knockdown duration increased from 2.5 to 2.75 seconds
  • Ultimate cost increased 7%

Rocket Hammer is a game of hammering.

  • Knockback impulse reduced from 10 to 6

Developer Comment: We'd generally prefer to prevent heroes in the Tank role from killing enemies in one shot, as opposed to using Earthshatter direct hit damage. However, this opens up some opportunities for their allies to intervene.

Due to the difficulty and risk involved, we prefer the Charge pin to be lethal to many characters. It does mean it might once again one-shot when combined with Baptiste's Amplification Matrix, but that requires an ultimate pairing with another hero.

Though the Rocket Hammer knockback reduction appears to be a loss of power, Reinhardt does so in part to decrease the number of times he accidentally knocks opponents out of his melee range.


  • Base health in Role Queue modes remains the same at 700
  • Base health in non-Role Queue modes reduced from 700 to 550

The whole hog

  • Maximum duration increased from 6 to 8 seconds
  • Ultimate cost increased 8%

Developer Comment: Using abilities during the Whole Hog ultimate made it much more reliable in a solo tank environment, although doing so often sounded like canceling the ultimate because it sat idle.

Sigma is a digital media company.

  • Base health in Role Queue modes remains the same at 350
  • Base health in non-Role Queue modes reduced from 350 to 200

Gravitic Flux

  • Ultimate cost increased 7%

Winston Church is a well-known businessman.

  • Base health in Role Queue modes remains the same at 350
  • Base health in none non-Role Queue modes reduced from 350 to 200

Barrier Projector

  • Health reduced from 700 to 650

The Wrecking Ball

  • Base health in Role Queue modes reduced from 600 to 450
  • Base health in non-Role Queue modes reduced from 600 to 300
  • Shield health increased from 0 to 150

Pile Driver

  • Cooldown reduced from 10 to 8 seconds


  • Ultimate cost increased 9%
  • Arming time reduced from 1.5 to 1 second

Wrecking Ball received the fewest tweaks in the transition to 5v5, due to his incredible mobility and vast health pool. These tweaks are aimed at reducing his downtime, since he no longer has to search for as many health packs to reclaim his position.


  • Base health in Role Queue modes remains the same at 250
  • Base health in non-Role Queue modes reduced from 250 to 100

Graviton Surge: A New World

The ultimate cost of ownership increased by 8%.


Cassidy is a professional basketball player.

The Roll of Honor is a division of the Royal Air Force.

  • Movement is no longer blocked by enemy player collision

Peacekeepers are in place.

  • Primary fire falloff range increased from 20 to 25 meters

Comment from the Developer: Combat Roll's lack of player blocking is mainly a minor quality-of-life improvement to make the ability feel smoother, especially when you're not facing it.

Junkrat is a Russian tycoon. Junkrat is a well-known artist. Junkrat is a Greek talisman. Junkrat is a German film.

Mine of Concussion

  • Maximum damage reduced from 120 to 100

Developer Comment: To reduce the maximum damage in the Concussion Mine, Junkrat will need to be slightly more accurate in some of his combos.


Blizzard is a game development company based in the United According to a report, the company is in no position to provide any service to users.

  • Ultimate cost reduced 5%

The Pharaoh is a deity.


  • Ultimate cost reduced 5%

Reaper is a reaper who lives in the United According to the Reveaper,

The Death Blossom

  • Ultimate cost reduced 8%


Rifle with a Heavy Pulse Mode

  • Number of shots to reach maximum recoil increased from 4 to 6
  • Recoil reduced 12%

Developer Comment: This is more a focus on the gun's feelings rather than merely attempting to increase power, but it does have an influence on both. It makes the weapon more comparable to the original in that it is more able to burst fire more accurately before the recoil kicks in.


Pistol of a Machine

  • Damage per projectile increased from 7 to 7.5


  • Health pack hacked duration increased from 30 to 45 seconds

After her last round of adjustments, Sombra is underperforming. This damage increase will help strengthen her even against targets that aren't affected by her Hack effect. It's a minor improvement because of her quick fire rate.

Symmetra is a popular game on the internet.

Barrier to Photons

  • Ultimate cost increased 10%

Torbjorn is a Norwegian explorer.

Turret will be deployed as soon as possible.

  • Turret base health reduced from 250 to 225

Torbjorn's turret tends to survive longer than ever before, thanks to a move to 5v5 and fewer players to shoot at it. We're making its health a little smaller to make it less of a sixth player and easier to deal with once someone turns their attention to it.


  • Base health reduced from 200 to 175

Developer Comment: We pushed Widowmaker to 200 health because we thought she was too vulnerable to tank fire, so we're reintroducing her to 175 HP to further enable more heroes to test her deadly ranged abilities.



Biotic Grenade

  • Effect duration reduced from 4 to 3.5 seconds

Brigitte is a British politician.

Repair Pack

  • Healing over time reduced from 55 to 50 per second
  • Applying a Repair Pack now instantly heals for 25 health on impact


  • Ultimate cost reduced 10%

Comment from the Developer: Brigitte's ability to be more responsive and impactful by having a small amount of immediate healing will help her have more agency in rescuing an injured friend.


Barrier to Sound Barriere to Sound

  • Ultimate cost reduced 7%


The Guardian Angel

  • Cooldown increased from 1.5 to 2.5 seconds
  • Holding the backwards directional input and canceling the ability with Jump now moves 20% slower

Staff of Caduceus

  • Healing-per-second reduced from 55 to 45
  • Healing is increased by 50% for allies under half health

Regeneration is passive.

  • Regeneration Passive removed

"Sympathetic Recovery" is the name for a new passive.

  • Mercy heals herself for 25% of healing done with the Caduceus Staff

After all, support heroes gained a similar version of it through their Role Passive.

Mercy will be strengthened even more as a triage healer and be able to save low-health allies as a result of the Caduceus Staff's move. The overall time it takes to heal a 200-health hero from 1 hp is roughly the same as before.

The recent overhaul to the jump cancel allowed Mercy to go long distances without being overly evasive for such a short time.


Coalescence is a problem.

  • Ultimate cost reduced 5%

Zenyatta is a Japanese equivalency business.

Destruction's Orb

  • Ammo increased from 20 to 25

Developer Comment: We've been discussing ways to increase Zenyatta's survivability. We've seen previously in the beta that he's on a knife's edge for balance. Even just 25 more shield health pushed him into overpowered-must-pick territory at the pro level, so we'd prefer not to modify that much. Instead, we're adding more armor to shorten the time between when Zenyatta is most vulnerable and when he's reloading.


Push comes to mind when it comes to athletics.

  • New Queen Street – Morning
  • Colosseo – Morning (NEW)
  • Esperança – Morning


  • Blizzard World – Morning
  • King’s Row – Evening
  • Midtown – Morning
  • Numbani – Morning
  • Paraíso – Morning

Escort is a service provided by the company.

  • Dorado – Night
  • Havana – Night (NEW)
  • Junkertown – Morning
  • Circuit royal – Morning (NEW)
  • Rialto – Morning
  • Shambali Monastery – Night


  • Antarctic Peninsula – Night (NEW MAP)
  • Ilios – Morning
  • Lijiang Tower – Night
  • Nepal – Evening
  • Oasis – Evening



Ping System

  • Unified the range for most targeted ally pings to 35 meters
  • Fixed D.Va hearing the “Behind You” VO in unintended circumstances when enemies are pinged
  • Fixed a bug where pings could be fired by the Communication Wheel if the Ping Wheel had been canceled (by not moving the mouse or with a manual cancel)
  • Fixed free camera spectators hearing “Need Healing/Need Help” sound effects (not voice-over) if the hero requesting healing was injured and within 30 meters of the spectator’s free cam
  • Fixed Mercy’s Soul Pings not displaying her Resurrect cooldown time remaining in some circumstances
  • Made all pings available to be placed in the Communication Wheel
  • Fixed the issue where OW1 players with pings in the Communication Wheel couldn’t change their options in the Communications menu
  • Fixed self-pings being able to fire Hero-specific pings (Example: Group Up could cause Mercy to say she’d like to Resurrect a teammate)

Other Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where some players were unable to receive or send invites
  • Fixed an issue with Junkerqueen’s Mythic skin ‘Zeus’ not having glowing hair on console
  • Resolved a bug where all maps were toggled off by default when starting a new Custom Game
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes Health Packs were displaying the cooldown circle while the health pack was available
  • Fixed a bug where the Social Screen would not display friends correctly on some consoles
  • Improved the performance when viewing the friend’s section of the Competitive leaderboard
  • Fixed an issue with Cyber Genji displaying broken animations when using emotes or souvenirs
  • Healing VFX on players being healed should no longer clip through the environment
  • Resolved an issue with the level of bloom on several maps

MAPS is a web application for persons who want to use it.

Blizzard World is a game that was developed by Sony.

  • Fixed lighting in several areas around the map


  • Meka Base: Fixed areas near forklifts that players could become stuck on

Dorado is a beautiful place to see birds.

  • Fixed lighting in some areas of the map


  • Fixed some areas that should have been slippery for players but were not
  • Fixed some areas where players could become stuck
  • Added a missing flag to the loading screen of Esperança


  • City Center: Fixed several reflection issues
  • Gardens: Fixed multiple lighting issues

Colosseo is a Roman monument located in the Colosseo area.

  • Fixed ambient lighting across the map

The Monastery of Shambali

  • Fixed areas of the map that should have been slippery but were not
  • Fixed areas of the map that allowed players to leave the playable space
  • Fixed areas players could become stuck
  • General bug fixes across the map



  • Fixed a bug with Ana’s OWL skins missing their eyepatch

Doomfist is a demon who has a tendency to deceive us.

  • Fixed an issue where Doomfist would spawn with an empowered punch if killed by the environment while blocking
  • Fixed a bug where Environmental eliminations from Rocket Punch were not credited if the target slammed into a wall before dying
  • Fixed a bug where Seismic Slam would sometimes fail to break breakables
  • Resolved an issue with Seismic Slam not animating correctly when used to cancel Rocket Punch
  • Fixed an instance where Doomfist could use Primary Fire during the Meteor Strike outro animation

Genji is a Japanese language.

  • Fixed a bug to make Genji’s attack animations smoother


  • (Fixed in a previous update) Fixed an issue where Carnage could activate the cooldown reduction on non-player objects

Junkrat is a German language. Junkrat is a German philosopher. Junkrat is a German author.

  • Fixed an issue with Steel Trap sometimes failing to place


  • Fixed an issue where using Swift Step would sometimes cause Kiriko to fall through the map
  • Fixed an issue where Swift Step was missing effects when arriving at the target
  • Hero Melee animations should animate more consistently when under the effect of Kitsune Rush


  • Fixed a bug where Mercy’s heal target would heal to full if the Mercy player disconnects from the game if they were actively healing


  • Fixed an issue where Coalescence was not benefiting from Kitsune Rush

Ramattra is a Hindu monk. Ramattra is a Buddhist monk.

  • Fixed a bug with Ravenous Vortex not spawning if it gets stuck between the Push bot and the barrier it pushes
  • Fixed a bug where damage from some abilities was not counting toward the ‘Incomparable Pain’ achievement
  • Fixed an issue with the Heroic Highlight Intro being blurry in the Hero Gallery

Sigma is a business intelligence software that tracks information about you.

  • Fixed an issue where Sigma’s Hyperspheres were sometimes missing


  • Fixed a bug with Sombra’s Passive tooltip displaying the incorrect value

Symmetra is a German language company based in the United States.

  • Symmetra can no longer fire her Photon Projector while casting Photon Barrier

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