The tank hero’s Take a Breather ability and Whole Hog ultimate received nerfs.

The latest Overwatch 2 patch notes are here. This time, the updates involve tank heroes Roadhog and Sigma. Read on for details plus the full May 24 Overwatch 2 patch notes.

Roadhog's kit in Overwatch 2 (Image via
Roadhog's kit in Overwatch 2 (Image via

Overwatch 2 patch notes May 24

The newest Overwatch 2 patch notes feature a nerf to Roadhog. These adjustments are specific to the tank hero's Take a Breather ability and Whole Hog ultimate. Take a Breather's resource regeneration rate is now 8 per second instead of 10, its maximum healing is now 400 instead of 450, and its cooldown is now 1.25 seconds instead of 1.5 seconds.

Overwatch 2 Hero
Overwatch 2 Patch Notes May 24
RoadhogTake a BreatherResource regeneration rate reduced from 10 to 8 per second.
Maximum healing reduced from 450 to 400.
Cooldown reduced from 1.5 to 1.25 seconds.
Whole HogKnockback increased from 14 to 16.
Damage per pellet reduced from 7 to 6.
SigmaGravitic Flux Gravitic Flux now requires line-of-sight to lift targets again.

Overwatch 2 Roadhog nerf explained

According to the Overwatch 2 developers, Roadhog benefited a lot from the recent headshot reduction passive. Therefore, the developers are nerfing the tank's survivability in matches. This adjustment also encourages players to be more mindful of resource management.

"The change to Whole Hog will make the ultimate more of a zoning tool while lowering its lethality, especially against tanks with their recently increased knockback resistance," the notes added.

Sigma's kit in Overwatch 2 (Image via
Sigma's kit in Overwatch 2 (Image via

Overwatch 2 May 24 patch notes: Sigma's ultimate

Meanwhile, Sigma's Gravitic Flux ultimate now requires line-of-sight in order to lift targets. According to the developers, the previous Overwatch 2 patch made some tank ultimates a bit more forgiving.

"Sigma’s Gravitic Flux can suffer from missing due to slight line of sight checks but we don’t believe this change had proper communication for all instances," the notes continued. "We may return to this change for Sigma down the line with updated visuals."

These patch notes are now in the live version of Overwatch 2, affecting the Competitive Play, Quick Play, Arcade, Custom Games modes.

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