Tanks are even tankier after these July 9 buffs.

The July 9 patch of Overwatch 2 has been long-awaited for tank players, who should now be collectively jumping for joy thanks to the litany of tank buffs. Here are all of the tank buffs, as well as the other major hero balance changes, coming in the July 9 patch notes in Overwatch 2.

Tanks have transformed thanks to this set of patch notes (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Tanks have transformed thanks to this set of patch notes (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Overwatch 2 July 9 patch notes summary

The July 9 patch notes for Overwatch 2 are now live, with the headline being the significant buffs to each tank hero, as well as overall tank damage reduction. Below is a summary of all of the balance changes in this patch.

All heroes:

  • Armor flat damage reduction increased from 5 to 10 per projectile.
  • Enemy health bars now display when they are at their Low Health threshold.

All tank heroes:

  • Ultimate generation reduction increased from 30 to 40%.
  • Knockback resistance reduced from 50 to 40%.

All DPS heroes:

  • Now only half as effective against tank heroes (10% healing reduction).

Tank heroes:

  • D.Va: Defense Matrix duration increased, Boosters cooldown reduced.
  • Doomfist: Rocket Punch damage reduced, Seismic Slam range increased.
  • Junker Queen: Carnage cooldown reduced, Rampage duration increased.
  • Mauga: Increased barrier health, changes to Rage ability.
  • Orisa: Fortify damage reduction decreased, Javelin Spin cooldown increased.
  • Ramattra: Annihilation ultimate duration reduced, Nemesis form cooldown increased.
  • Reinhardt: Charge damage reduced, Barrier Field regeneration rate increased.
  • Roadhog: Chain Hook cooldown increased, Whole Hog duration reduced.
  • Sigma: Accretion damage increased, Gravitic Flux charge time increased.
  • Winston: Barrier Projector cooldown reduced, Jump Pack cooldown increased.
  • Wrecking Ball: Piledriver damage increased, Minefield arm time decreased.
  • Zarya: Particle Barrier cooldown increased, Graviton Surge charge time increased.

DPS heroes:

  • Ashe: The Viper's ADS movement speed increased, Dynamite cooldown reduced.
  • Cassidy: Magnetic Grenade damage decreased, Flashbang stun duration reduced.
  • Pharah: Rocket Launcher direct hit damage increased, Hover Jets fuel consumption decreased.

Support heroes:

  • Ana: Biotic Rifle healing increased, Sleep Dart cooldown reduced.
  • Illari: Healing Pylon cooldown reduced, Captive Sun ultimate charge cost increased.
  • Zenyatta: Orb of Harmony healing increased, Transcendence ultimate duration increased.

This patch also adds the new Transformers skins, the Summer Games, and Mythic Weapons. For the full patch notes, click here. Otherwise, stay tuned for more Overwatch 2 news and updates from esports.gg!

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