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Overwatch 2Jan 6, 2023 10:00 am CT

Unleash the Power of the Gods During Overwatch 2’s Battle for Olympus Event

Overwatch 2 Battle for Olympus Cover

Season 2 of Overwatch 2 is themed around Greek myth, so it’s time to hit the Arcade to play as mighty Heroes to channeling their inner Gods for the new Battle for Olympus limited-timed match. From January 5 through January 19, players can participate in this free-for-all Deathmatch.

What is Battle for Olympus?

Battle for Olympus pits seven heroes against each other in a free-for-all Deathmatch. The Heroes include Widowmaker, Lucio, Reinhardt, Pharah, Junker Queen, Roadhog, and Ramattra. Each Hero will be given unique Godlike powers, such as Roadhog shifting into an enormous Cyclops or Widowmaker turning her foes into stone. The other abilities of the Heroes are uncertain at this time, but judging from the new Overwatch 2 trailer, we can see that each Ultimate ability has been adjusted to match the theme of the battle. Even the Hero skins are worthy of Olympian gods. We see that Widowmaker is Medusa, Pharah is Hades, Junker Queen is Zeus, Lucio is Hermes, Ramattra is Poseidon, Reinhardt is a Minotaur, and Roadhog is a Cyclops.

There will be free rewards for players participating in the event. These rewards include new voice lines and player titles. The shop will have new cosmetics and bundles that you can purchase with your Overwatch coins. The ultimate reward is unlocking the Legendary Winged Victory Mercy skin.

Overwatch 2 Battle for Olympus

Hero Abilities in the Battle for Olympus Deathmatch

Each Hero will have some new Ultimates for this limited-time match. Here’s what we have according to the Patch Notes:

  • Posideon Ramattra
    • Divine Annihilation 
      • Ravenous Vortex is a large whirlpool that pulls in enemies and then launches them
      • Pummel throws large water blasts that deal more damage and travel further
  • Zeus Junker Queen
    • Divine Rampage
      • Divine Rampage lasts for 20 seconds
      • Damage done with the Scattergun has a chance to apply lightning damage to her abilities
  • Minotaur Reinhardt
    • Divine Earthshatter
      • Divine Earthshatter lasts for 20 seconds
      • It heals when he charges and slams an enemy into a wall
      • Charge can pin up to 3 targets at once
      • Cooldown is reduced to 3 seconds
      • Wall slams deal lethal damage, extend the divine power, and set the next Charge cooldown to 0.5 seconds
  • Cyclops Roadhog
    • Divine Whole Hog
      • Divine Whole Hog lasts 15 seconds
      • It greatly increases Roadhog’s size, and he gains 600 health
      • Hurl boulders that deal massive damage instead of his normal ultimate fire
      • Melee attacks deal 5x damage and can push enemies away
  • Hades Pharah
    • Divine Rocket Barrage
      • Divine Rocket Barrage lasts 20 seconds
      • Pharah can move during the ultimate ability
      • Rocket Launcher fires 3-headed rockets
      • Jump Jet fuel consumption is greatly reduced
      • Kills can heal Pharah and extend the duration of the effect
  • Medusa Widowmaker
    • Divine Infra-Sight
      • While scoped in, enemies looking at Widowmaker turn into stone
  • Hermes Lucio
    • Divine Sound Barrier
      • Divine Sound Barrier lasts 20 seconds
      • Lucio is always able to jump again after jumping off a wall
      • Boop can always block enemies into walls for extra damage and a short stun
      • Attack and move speed are greatly increased
      • Infinite ammo

A statue for 0ur hero

In addition to these new abilities and new rewards, the battle map for the Ilios Ruins will also change. Throughout the event, the global leaderboard will be tracking how many eliminations each Hero gets. At the end, the Hero with the most eliminations will have a statue placed on the Greece-based Ilios Ruins map.

How do free-for-all Deathmatches work?

If you are new to Overwatch 2, then this might be your first free-for-all Deathmatch event. The objectives for this type of mode are simple: you need to be the first to achieve 20 kills. And it’s every Hero for themselves, so you will find no allies in these matches.

Since Battle for Olympus pits seven pre-selected Heroes against each other, you’ll be limited on who can you can play in this match. So if you’ve never played Widowmaker, Pharah, Junker Queen, Lucio, Ramattra, Reinhardt, or Roadhog, now might be a good time to check out their abilities prior to jumping into the battle. Or, if you like to learn while you go, jump right in and wreak as much havoc as you can.

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