Overwatch 2’s next patch will nerf Zarya, Sombra, D.Va, and Genji (but not Sojourn)

The next update for Overwatch 2 will attempt to address some currently overpowered characters, which should be relief to any tank facing down a double-bubble-powered Zarya or a support player being regularly harassed by Sombra. Blizzard’s mid-season balance patch for Overwatch 2 — which also includes tweaks to D.Va, Genji, and Kiriko — is coming Nov. 15, ahead of the game’s second season, when the developer is expected to roll out further changes.

Blizzard detailed the game’s upcoming changes on its official Overwatch forums, explaining next month’s specific adjustments and the reasoning behind them.

Zarya is getting hit pretty hard, with her Barrier duration reduced to 2 seconds, down from 2.5 seconds. Barrier’s cooldown time
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