Overwatch 2 players get free items due to Balanced Overwatch bug cover image

Overwatch 2 players get free items due to Balanced Overwatch bug

Here’s an update on the Balanced Overwatch bug.

Blizzard is giving players some free sprays as compensation for a Balanced Overwatch bug. Read on for details and the instructions on how to get the free Balanced Overwatch sprays!

Balanced Overwatch sprays (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Balanced Overwatch sprays (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Balanced Overwatch bug

According to Blizzard, the Balanced Overwatch challenges experienced a bug that resulted in players not receiving their well-earned event sprays. Therefore, players will get four sprays in total if they log in to the game before April 8.

The Dev Doodle Mei spray from the Overwatch 2 Giddy Gratitude challenge (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
The Dev Doodle Mei spray from the Overwatch 2 Giddy Gratitude challenge (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

"Due to the issues with “Balanced Overwatch” challenges not completing consistently for players, the following sprays will be granted to all players who log in before April 8," Community manager Kaedi62 confirmed in a post. "We hope you continue to enjoy the Balanced Overwatch game mode throughout the rest of the week."

Balanced Overwatch event sprays

  1. Dev Doodle Mei from the Giddy Gratitude challenge
  2. Dev Doodle Ramattra from Ultimate Fool: Tank challenge
  3. Dev Doodle Tracer from the Ultimate Fool: Damage challenge
  4. Dev Doodle Kiriko from the Ultimate Fool: Support challenge
The Dev Doodle Tracer spray from the Ultimate Fool: Damage challenge in Balanced Overwatch (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
The Dev Doodle Tracer spray from the Ultimate Fool: Damage challenge in Balanced Overwatch (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

These free Balanced Overwatch sprays include ones for Mei, Ramattra, Tracer, and Kiriko. Instead of doing the Giddy Gratitude challenge and Ultimate Fool challenges, players can unlock them by signing in to Overwatch 2 before the event concludes.

What is Balanced Overwatch?

Balanced Overwatch is a limited-time game mode in Overwatch 2's Arcade. It launched on April Fools' Day with hilarious updates to 39 heroes. For example, if you play as Torbjorn, you can place a turret on your own head, allies, and more. Meanwhile, Mauga is super tiny during this event.

Balanced Overwatch gameplay screenshot featuring Torbjorn and mini Mauga (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Balanced Overwatch gameplay screenshot featuring Torbjorn and mini Mauga (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

We've created a tier list for which Overwatch 2 April Fools' Day event heroes are the most fun to play. Be sure to check it out and stick around on esports.gg for more news and updates!