Overwatch 2 May 12 Beta Update Tweaks Three Heroes

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Overwatch 2 may not be officially launched, but fans are already playing its beta version. The developer released a small patch for this ongoing beta, solely focused on balancing changes.

Only three heroes have been tweaked, namely, Baptiste, Mercy, and Sojourn. Let’s start with Baptiste.

Baptiste’s Regenerative Burst went through a couple of changes. Instead of healing 100 over time, it will now heal 50 instantly and 50 as time goes by. If the target has 50% health or lower, the instant heal portion will be doubled. Despite this slight buff, a nerf came through as well. The Regenerative Burst ability will no longer heal Baptiste twice.

Mercy received a minor tweak. Players can now cancel Mercy’s Guardian Angel ability by using the crouch button. However, if the key is used, the player will be launched into the air.

Sojourn’s Railgun received a much-needed buff. The weapon's primary rate of fire is increased to 15 shots per second, and the maximum ammo is increased to 45.

The patch notes are mentioned below as well.


Regenerative Burst
  • Now heals for 50 instantly and 50 over time, instead of 100 over time. Additionally, the instant heal portion will be doubled on targets that are 50% or lower health.
  • No longer heals Baptiste for double.
Guardian Angel
  • Can now also be canceled by using the crouch key. If this key is used to cancel the ability, Mercy will be launched high into the air.
Dev Notes: Whenever a weapon’s rate of fire changes, it also changes how quickly the weapon will drain its magazine and run out of ammo. We’re increasing her ammo count to compensate for this.
  • Railgun primary rate of fire increased from 13 to 15 shots-per-second
  • Railgun maximum ammo increased from 40 to 45

You can check out the complete patch notes via the official site.

So what do you think? Are you interested in any of these changes? Have you been playing Overwatch 2 recently? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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