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Original Overwatch 2 idea gives Zenyatta improved support abilities

by Bill Cooney
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A new original concept explores what abilities and upgrades Zenyatta might see in Overwatch 2 when it comes out.

Overwatch 2 was announced at BlizzCon 2019, and while we don't know exactly when the new game will be releasing, we did get a preview of things to come when it was revealed.

Besides the heroes that were featured at the BlizzCon preview, we don't have any idea about the new abilities coming for everyone, which is why some fans have started to explore what abilities other characters could get in the new game.

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Reddit user cal-nomen-official has already come up with several new ability ideas for heroes in Overwatch 2, and now they're back with a new look at what Zenyatta's new PvE abilities might be in the new game.

His level one abilities have traits that Zenyatta players probably wish were in-game now, such as "Comfort" which allows Harmony Orb to move through walls to heal allies.

The other level one ability is "Nirvana" which gives allies in range a 50% damage boost while using Transcendence, which could even be the type of change that would work in the main game to make Zen more viable, but a 50% increase may be a little much.

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cal-nomen's idea for what Zenyatta's Overwatch 2 abilities could look like.

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At level 10, Orb Volley's alternate fire is able to pierce through enemies and barriers, and the very powerful "Ascension" that makes allies invulnerable and speeds up resurrections in the ability's aura.

Obviously these abilities would be way too powerful for PvP, but in a PvE campaign, raid boss-type experience, they could work just fine.

For instance with "Despair" at level 20, the target that has Discord orb would take three times the damage from critical shots instead of two times.

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It will be interesting to see what kind of abilities Zenyatta actually gets in Overwatch 2 PvE.

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An interesting concept for level 50 is "Ying and Yang", which allows both orbs to be sent to an ally or enemy, healing 75/sec of an allies health or increasing damage received when on enemies by 75%.

Again, these aren't leaks or anything like that, they are just fan-made concepts looking at what kind of abilities could be coming in Overwatch 2, and while they may not be legit, they are pretty interesting to think about what kinds of abilities heroes will be getting in the new game.