Overwatch 2 April 30 patch notes: Orisa & Venture nerfs, DPS passive buff, more

Stephanie Zucarelli
Overwatch 2 Venture

Overwatch 2 Season 10 latest patch is now live for all players, and has brought a few tweaks that will help Venture fit better in the latest meta.

Overwatch 2 Season 10 has introduced a new quick balance update that nerfs Venture, the latest DPS added to Blizzard’s FPS. Players were also surprised by the Damage role passive buff, which has been slightly adjusted as well.

Here’s everything you need to know about Overwatch 2 April 10 Retail patch notes.

Overwatch 2 April 30 patch notes

Overwatch 2 Retail Patch notes announced nerfs for Orisa‘s Fortify and Javelin Spin, damage reduction for Venture‘s SMART Excavator and Drill Dash, as well as their Ultimate charge cost increased. This update has also increased Healing reduction for all characters.

Hero Updates

Damage role passive healing reduction increased from 15% to 20%.


    • Fortify
      • Duration reduced from 4.5 to 3.5 seconds.
      • Orisa now moves 20% slower while fortified.
    • Javelin Spin
      • Cooldown increased from 7 to 9 seconds.


    • SMART Excavator
      • Maximum explosion damage decreased from 45 to 40.
    • Drill Dash
      • Initial impact damage decreased from 40 to 30.
    • Tectonic Shock
      • Ultimate charge cost increased by 10%.

Bug Fixes


  • Names will no longer be revealed when blocking someone with Streamer Mode enabled.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed non-leader players to select the Requeue button.
  • Fixed a lighting issue that caused several sprays to look oversaturated.


  • We have fixed an issue with the lighting on Hanamura (Assault). This map is now available to play in the Assault Arcade mode and in Custom Games.


  • D.Va
    • Fixed a bug that caused some pings from D.Va to enter several 0’s into the chat.
  • Venture
    • Fixed an issue with Drill Dash that could occur when interacting with Doomfist’s Rocket Punch or Orisa’s Energy Javelin, sending Venture flying back at a great speed.

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Stephanie is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. After graduating as a journalist, she started working as a tech writer for Infobae, Channel 9, and Rolling Stone. She's currently focused on covering Diablo 4, Baldur's Gate 3 and Fortnite, but can't resist anything related to The Sims 4 and Stardew Valley. You can contact her at [email protected].