All hero changes in Overwatch 2’s “Balanced Overwatch” April Fools’ event (2024)

All April Fools’ Day Overwatch 2 Hero Changes

All hero changes highlighted in the April Fools’ Day patch notes are exclusive to the limited-time Balanced Overwatch Arcade mode, with the exception of googly eyes and alternate voice lines.

Balanced Overwatch runs from April 1 – April 9, 2024, giving you a whole week to earn the brand new Sprays designed by the brilliant Megabubu.

All Heroes / Miscellaneous Changes

  • All heroes have alternate Ultimate voice lines. (Including regular game modes)
  • All heroes have googly eyes. (Including regular game modes)
  • Payload and certain other objectives have googly eyes. (Including regular game modes)
  • Maximum Ultimate charge between heroes is increased from 15% to 49%.
  • 17 new Sprays can be earned through Challenges.

All April Fools’ Tank Changes


  • Can move backwards.
  • Can be cancelled by crouching.
  • Canceling the ability within 0.4 seconds reduces the cooldown to 1.5 seconds.

Self Destruct (Ultimate)

  • Knockback increased by 900%.


  • Power Block and Meteor Strike empowers Quick Melee.

Power Block

  • Movement Speed Modifier increased to 1.25x from 0.65x.

Junker Queen

Jagged Blade

  • Pressing Secondary Fire while Jagged Blade is active pulls Junker Queen to Gracie, rather than the other way around.
  • Cooldown starts when the blade returns to Junker Queen.
  • Cooldown decreased to 4 seconds from 6.


  • Health decreased to 25 from 350.
  • Mauga is 50% smaller.

Incendiary Chain Gun

  • Hitting enemies who are “On Fire” will cause them to Ignite.


Energy Javelin

  • Richochets once when thrown.
  • Explodes when stuck.