Overwatch 2 Beta: Mid-phase patch buffs Orisa and Doomfist & nerfs Junker Queen

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A mid-phase patch has hit the Overwatch 2 beta that mainly targets several of the game's tanks.

Heroes like Orisa and Doomfist got hits with buffs while the newly introduced hero, Junker Queen, got tuned down a bit with nerfs. Additionally, champions like Sojourn, Symmetra, and Zenyatta got some mixed looks.

Blizzard issues a mid-phase patch that affects a handful of heroes

As the headliner of this second beta phase, the Junker Queen has been a menace on the battlefield. Her ability to quite literally rally her teammates around her and rampage through enemies is second to none, this is why the devs decided to turn it down a notch with nerfs to her Commanding Shout and Rampage.

Overwatch 2 Beta: Mid-phase patch buffs Orisa and Doomfist & nerfs Junker Queen - Junker Queen
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TENACIOUS TANK: The Junker Queen is a strong tank on the battlefield

Alongside that, other tanks such as Orisa and Doomfist—who already have received special treatment due to their reworks—also got some looks but in a positive manner. These eyes focused on minor details such as Orisa's Fortify disabling critical damage and Doomfist's Rocket Punch dealing damage to al enemies knocked back.

All of this and more came in the mid-phase patch.

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Mid-phase patch notes

Here are the official notes for the mid-phase Overwatch 2 beta patch.



  • Power Block
    • Minimum damage mitigated required to empower Rocket Punch reduced from 100 to 90 damage
    • Movement speed penalty while blocking reduced from 50 to 35 percent
  • Rocket Punch
    • Now deals damage to all enemies knocked back instead of only the first target impacted

Junker Queen

  • Commanding Shout
    • Radius reduced from 20 to 15 meters
    • Allied bonus health now decays over its duration
    • Maximum duration increased from four to five seconds
  • Rampage
    • Radius reduced from 6 to 5 meters


  • Fortify
    • Now disables critical damage
  • Javelin Spin
    • Bonus movement speed increased from 40 to 50 percent

Damage (DPS)


  • Railgun
    • Fire rate reduced from 15 to 14 shots per second
  • Railgun Alt Fire
  • Projectile radius now scales with energy level from 0 up to the previous 0.1 meters
    • The higher the energy level, the bigger the projectile radius


  • Photon Projector Alt Fire
    • Charge time reduced from 1.2 seconds to one second
    • Projectile radius increased from 0.4 to 0.5 meters
  • Teleporter
    • Cooldown reduced from 16 to 12 seconds



  • Shield health reduced from 175 to 150 (225 to 200 total max HP)

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