It’s time for some April Fools’ Day shenanigans in Overwatch 2! Here’s what to expect when you hop into a game during this hilarious event.

Overwatch 2 is participating in the April Fools' Day antics with a bunch of in-game shenanigans for Arcade mode! Read on for details.

The Overwatch 2 April Fools' Day game mode (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
The Overwatch 2 April Fools' Day game mode (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Overwatch 2 April Fools' Day patch

This April Fools' Day patch features every hero getting new ultimate voice lines and keeping 50% of their ultimate charge when swapped. The tank, damage, and support roles now also have passives that make the gameplay absolutely chaotic!

Here are the passives for each role:

  • Tank: Gain Ultimate charge 10% faster. The hero that gets the final blow on a tank gains a significant amount of ultimate charge.
  • Damage: Heal 50 health on elimination.
  • Support: Gain 30% increased movement speed for 4 seconds when reaching low health.
Genji finally gets healing (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Genji finally gets healing (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Overwatch 2 April Fools patch notes 2023

That's not all. Overwatch 2 heroes also have meme-worthy updates to commemorate this special event! Genji, for example, has a chance of healing himself when he requests healing. Meanwhile, Mercy now has increased ammo and projectile speed.

The full list of hero updates in this mode can be viewed on Blizzard's official website. Just press CTRL + F and type in your favorite hero's name.

Overwatch 2 April Fools' Day 2023 screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Overwatch 2 April Fools' Day 2023 screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

To top it all off, when you're selecting a hero in the five-versus-five Arcade mode, your character has googly eyes! After winning a match, all of your teammates feature googly eyes on the victory screen as well.

According to Blizzard, these updates are only for the game's Arcade mode at the moment.

Googly eyes galore (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Googly eyes galore (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

To access this game mode, launch the game and press the "Play" button on the main menu. Next, select "Arcade" and click on "TEMP - NEXT BALANCE PATCH - FINAL_FINAL23."

That's all for now. Stay tuned on esports.gg for more news and updates!

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