All Hero changes in Overwatch 2 Season 10: Lifeweaver buff, Sombra & Tracer nerf, more

Emily Stander
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The Overwatch 2 Season 10 patch notes revealed all the changes made to Heroes, and there are quite a few. Here are all the Hero changes in Season 10, including the Sombra and Tracer nerf, as well as the tweaks for Supports.

Overwatch 2 Season 10 brought major changes to a lot of Heroes. Alongside a big Wrecking Ball rework, Sombra and Tracer got a nerf, there are buffs for quite a few Tanks, and small reworks for multiple Support Heroes. 

Here are all the Hero changes made in Season 10 that you need to know about.  

All Overwatch 2 Season 10 Hero changes

Here are all the Overwatch 2 Season 10 patch notes for Hero changes:



  • Rocket Punch
    • The empowered punch is no longer consumed when the windup is canceled by using Seismic Slam or Power Block.

Junker Queen

  • Carnage
    • Impact damage increased from 90 to 105.


  • Earthshatter
    • Knockdown duration increased from 2.75 to 3 seconds.
    • Shockwave range increased from 20 to 25 meters.


  • Experimental Barrier
    • Movement speed increased from 16.5 to 20 meters per second.

Wrecking Ball

  • Grappling Claw
    • Hold the jump input while the Grappling Claw is attached to terrain to retract it, pulling yourself towards the anchor point. This action can be rebound in his hero settings.
    • Now has a one second cooldown if Wrecking Ball never reaches ramming speed before canceling the ability. Interrupting him with Hack, Hinder, and stuns will still trigger the full cooldown.
    • The maximum duration timer no longer triggers unless he reaches ramming speed.
  • Adaptive Shield
    • Can now be reactivated to redistribute up to 300 overhealth to nearby allies, capping at 75 per person.
    • Enemy and ally detection radius increased from 10 to 13 meters.
  • Minefield
    • Health increased from 50 to 60.



  • Virus
    • Total damage over time decreased from 100 to 90.


  • Recall
    • Cooldown increased from 12 to 13 seconds.
  • Pulse Bomb
    • Base projectile size decreased from 0.2 to 0.1 meters. The total projectile size is now 0.25 meters.


  • Drill Dash
    • Impact damage decreased from 60 to 40.
    • Damage over time increased from 40 to 60.
  • Clobber
    • Impact damage decreased from 40 to 30.
    • Damage over time increased from 30 to 40.
  • Tectonic Shock
    • Vertical knockback decreased by 30%.



  • Solar Rifle
    • Primary fire recovery increased from 0.2 to 0.25 seconds.
    • Secondary fire heal-per-second increased from 105 to 115.


  • Sonic Amplifier
    • Damage per projectile decreased from 20 to 18.
  • Soundwave
    • Damage increased from 35 to 45.


  • Rejuvenating Dash
    • Heal increased from 50 to 60.
  • Tree of Life
    • Pulse healing increased from 75 to 90.


  • Biotic Grasp
    • Damage per second decreased from 65 to 60.
  • Coalescence
    • Self-heal per second increased from 50 to 55.

Overwatch 2 Season 10 Tank changes & Wrecking Ball rework

Wrecking Ball saw the biggest change in Overwatch 2 Season 10, but Reinhardt, Junker Queen, Sigma, and Doomfist also got some buffs.

Wrecking Ball has been one of the weaker Tank choices for a while now, so it’s not super surprising that he got a rework in Season 10. Alongside better control over his Grappling Hook, he is also able to better use his Adaptive Shields to protect his teammates. 

Reinhardt and Junker Queen have seen some changes to their Ultimate abilities, each making it a little easier to hit targets. Rein’s Shatter will now also keep people on the ground for longer. Doomfist and Sigma both saw small buffs to allow them to handle fights a little easier.

Overwatch 2 Season 10 DPS changes

Sombra and Tracer both saw nerfs in Overwatch 2 Season 10, while Venture got a bit of a rework to fit better into Competitive.

Sombra and Tracer have both received some nerfs that make them a little easier to deal with. Sombra’s Virus ability’s damage over time was decreased to make up for the initial burst damage, making it slightly weaker than before.

Tracer’s changes make her more punishable, increasing the difficulty of sticking her Pulse Bomb on an enemy and increasing the time on her Recall. Venture is being released into Competitive immediately, so the devs have reworked some of their abilities to better balance them.

Overwatch 2 Season 10 Support changes

Illari, Moira, and Lucio got shifts to their kits in Overwatch 2 Season 10, while Lifeweaver got a buff that should help with his survivability.

Both Illari and Moira have seen shifts in their kits which allow them to focus more on healing than damage, while Lucio has a small buff to his gun damage and a bit of a buff to his Ultimate. Lifeweaver got an overall buff that made his Ultimate stronger and gave him more survivability.

And those are all the buffs and nerfs made to Heroes in Season 10! If you want to learn more about Overwatch 2, make sure to check out our guides below.

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Emily is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. Most of the time, you can find her playing RPGs and platformers - but she enjoys engaging in the rage of Overwatch 2 or Apex Legends from time to time. Emily has a Masters in Media Studies and has been working as a journalist for over 5 years, both freelance and full-time. You can contact her at [email protected]