Overwatch 2 Patch Notes (28 June): Complete Details


Overwatch 2 Patch Notes (28 June): Cassidy Nerf, Mei Buff, Bug Fixes, More

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Aditya Singh Rawat
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Overwatch 2 released a patch last week right in the middle of the ongoing Season 5.
Overwatch 2 nerfed and buffed a few heroes like Cassidy, Mei, and Lifeweaver.
Overwatch 2 also fixed multiple bugs with heroes, maps, and general gameplay.

Overwatch 2 is gliding along with Season 5 which has offered players a ton of content including a stacked battlepass that comes with a unique narrative story called Questwatch, enabling the community to experience something new as they progress.

Right before June came to an end, Blizzard dropped a small update for Overwatch 2 on 28th June, Wednesday. It balanced a few heroes and resolved a lot of bugs that were hampering the game's performance and diminishing the overall player experience.

Here are the complete patch notes where heroes like Cassidy, Mei, and Lifeweaver have undergone changes along with plenty of bug fixes for heroes, maps, and the game itself.

Overwatch 2 Patch Notes - 28 June Update: Complete Details

Hero Updates


Magnetic Grenade is one of those hero abilities which has been at the center of many community-wide discussions. It underwent a massive damage reduction at the start of Season 5 but still seems to be quite potent, forcing developers to make it harder for Cassidy players to land this ability.

"Magnetic Grenade will require slightly more demanding aim and intention in its use, especially at longer ranges"

Magnetic Grenade

  • Seeking Radius Reduced - From 1.5 to 1.3 meters

  • Homing Duration Reduced - From 1 to 0.75 seconds


This hero had seen a shift in its usage from having a deadly secondary fire gameplay to a less lethal primary fire character. However, the developers feel like this has negatively impacted Mei and are rebalancing her once again.

"Mei's gameplay was negatively impacted by the trade in damage for more slowing utility. We're shifting some of that power back into her damage."

Endothermic Blaster

  • Primary Fire Maximum Slow Reduced - From 50% to 40%

  • Primary Fire DPS Increased - From 55 to 70

Deep Chill (Passive)

  • Maximum Slow When Effect Active Reduced - From 75% to 65%.


Despite being good at healing and helping the team defensively, the hero is really bad at dealing damage, especially from long range from where it generally operates. Keeping this in mind, the developers have buffed Lifeweaver accordingly.

"The changes will enable well-aimed burst fire with the Thorn Volley weapon to be more effective at applying pressure to the enemy team."

Thorn Volley

  • Projectiles Increased to Reach Maximum Spread - From 0 to 20

  • Maximum Ammo Increased - From 70 to 80

Lifeweaver: Overwatch

Bug Fixes


  • Fixed a bug where certain competitive titles did not unlock after having earned them in the previous season.

  • Fixed a bug with the audio that caused an issue with the 'Team Radio' feature. Also, callouts from team members should now reflect their locations more accurately.

  • Fixed a bug where the challenge requirement for games played in the 'Flex Your Power' weekly challenge was incorrect.


Antarctica Peninsula

  • Fixed a location that allowed players to escape the spawn room.

  • Fixed an issue causing low FPS performance when specific heroes were in certain areas.


  • Fixed a location that allowed players to escape the spawn room.

  • Fixed an issue causing low FPS performance when specific heroes were in certain areas.

Watchpoint Gibraltar

  • Fixed an issue with an Attacker's spawn room that allowed the Defenders to enter.



  • Fixed a bug with Rocket Punch that could result in not applying knockback during some heroes' abilities.


  • Fixed a bug with Mei's Secondary Fire not dealing extra damage to slowed heroes if you swapped heroes during the match.

  • Fixed an issue with Blizzard where enemies who had been frozen previously with Mei's Endothermic Blaster would not freeze/remain frozen in the Blizzard.

These are all the hero-specific changes and bug fixes that were rolled out along with the 28th June update. Hope all the Cassidy players take a break from the hero and pray that Lifeweaver does not become the next Zenyatta.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.

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