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Overwatch 2Apr 24, 2024 2:00 pm CT

Here’s everything you need to know about Overwatch 2’s Mirrorwatch event

Want to get weird? Overwatch 2‘s latest limited time event puts some of its characters into bizarro land — or, as the event is called, into a strange, non-canon place known as Mirrorwatch. Notorious villains are recast as the good guys. Our familiar heroes are now agents of chaos. It’s the theme for the Season 10 Battle Pass, and it’s an event you can play from now until May 13. Check out the details about the event and what rewards you get for playing.

Mirrorwatch is a temporary addition to the Arcade modes. It’s a traditional 5v5 mode with required role queue in the usual breakdown: one tank, two damage, and two support. However, the available hero pool is restricted, and each of them have some reimagined abilities to fit their new flip-flopped allegiances. Most of the abilities are familiar but slightly amped up versions of their usual selves, and some of them have been totally changed, so you’ll want to be sure and read the details before you lock in your Hero. Here’s the lineup of all the re-imagined character abilities at play in Mirrorwatch:

Strike Commander Ogundimu (Doomfist)

  • UPDATED – Seismic Slam
    Leap and smash the ground. Grant overhealth to self and nearby allies when leaping.
  • UPDATED – Power Block
    Project a shield that blocks frontal attacks. Blocking heavy damage empowers Rocket Punch.
  • UPDATED – Meteor Strike
    Press Q to leap up into the air. Move the targeting circle, then press (LMB) to strike the targeted area and grant allies overhealth.

Fallen Knight Reinhardt

  • UPDATED – Barrier Field
    Hold Secondary Fire to deploy a frontal energy barrier that increases the damage of allied projectiles. Increase movement speed upon breaking.
  • UPDATED – Earthshatter
    Knock down all enemies in a narrow path in front of you.
  • NEW – Frenzy (Passive)
    Damage from Rocket Hammer increases attack speed.

Talon Zarya

  • UPDATED – Particle Cannon
    Primary fire fires a short-range linear beam. Secondary fire shoots piercing energy orbs in a straight line.
  • UPDATED – Particle Barrier
    Damage blocked by barriers increases Particle Cannon damage. Barriers knock back and damage enemies upon expiring.
  • UPDATED – Projected Barrier
    Create a damage barrier around an alley. Damage blocked by barriers increases Particle Cannon damage. Barriers knockback and damage enemies upon expiring.
  • NEW – Expulsion Zone
    Launch a gravity surge that pushes enemies away.

Gwishin Bastion

  • UPDATED – Configuration Recon
    Mobile, with a powerful shotgun.
  • NEW – Configuration Intel
    Reveal nearby enemies and increase attack and reload speed.
  • UPDATED – A-36 Tactical Grenade
    Fire a bomb that bounces off walls and explodes when it impacts enemies or the ground. Deal no damage to self.
  • NEW – Configuration: Reinforcement
    Become immobile and deploy up to 4 allied Slicers.

Blackwatch Echo

  • UPDATED – Sticky Bombs
    Fire a volley of homing sticky bombs that detonate after a delay.
  • UPDATED – Flight
    Fly forward quickly and then free-fly briefly. Damages and knock backs enemies.
  • UPDATED – Focusing Beam
    Channel a beam for a few seconds that slows enemies and deals very high damage to targets with less than half health.
  • NEW – Maximum Efficiency
    Increase attack speed and reduce all cooldowns.

Agent Colomar (Sombra)

  • UPDATED – Hack
    Hold to hack your allies. Hacked allies have an increased attack speed and overhealth. Hacked health packs spawn faster and can’t be used by enemies. Taking damage interrupts the hack attempt.
  • UPDATED – Virus
    Infect enemies with a projectile that deals damage over time and decreases their damage dealt. Virus damages hacked enemies at a faster rate.
  • NEW – Anti-Virus
    Grant health and increased attack speed to yourself and nearby allies.

Talon Tracer

  • UPDATED – Blink
    Teleport in the direction you are moving. Take damage to teleport additional times.
  • NEW – Bloodthirst
    After dealing enough continuous damage, attack speed is increased and damage steals health from enemies.

Captain Lacroix (Widowmaker)

  • UPDATED – Widow’s Kiss
    Primary Fire – Automatic assault weapon. Hold Secondary Fire for a long-ranged sniper weapon. Charged shots reveal enemies.
  • NEW – Silk Shield
    Place a protective barrier.
  • UPDATED – Infra-Sight
    Highlight weak points on enemies.

Arch-Commadant Amari (Ana)

  • UPDATED – Biotic Rifle
    Long-range rifle that heals allies and damages enemies instantaneously. Can headshot.
  • UPDATED – Biotic Grenade
    Throws a grenade that heals and increases healing on allies, while damaging and reducing healing.
  • UPDATED – Nano Boost
    Only used on yourself to reduce damage taken. Biotic Rifle increases ally healing and reduces enemy healing.
  • NEW – Lunge
    Double jump

Talon Brigitte

  • UPDATED – Repair Pack
    Heals an ally and grants them lifesteal.
  • UPDATED – Whip Shot
    Launch your flail forward to pull an enemy closer.
  • UPDATED – Barrier Shield
    Hold Secondary Fire to deploy a frontal energy barrier. Block damage to empower Shield Bash.
  • UPDATED – Shield Bash
    Available when Barrier Shield is deployed. Dash forward to knock back an enemy. When empowered, sets enemies on fire.

Vengence (Mercy)

  • UPDATED – Caduceus Staff
    Hold Primary Fire to heal an ally. Hold Secondary Fire to increase an ally’s damage inflicted and deal damage to nearby enemies over time.
  • NEW – Soul Burn
    Detonate a fallen ally or enemy.
  • NEW – Revenge
    Gain the ability to fly and fire rockets. Abilities are enhanced.

This event has its own window in the Challenges menu with rewards for playing. Most of the tasks are simply to play the new mode, with wins granting double progress. There are also specific tasks to queue for different roles and to use the ultimates of the different classes. When you complete the various tasks, you can net new voice lines for Widowmaker and Ana; a few name cards, player icons, and sprays; and plenty of Battle Pass XP. Finishing nine of the event challenges will reward you with a Legendary Orisa skin called OR-UNIT that harkens back to her Null Sector vibe.

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