Overwatch 2 Season 10: DPS Hero Venture arrives, Wrecking Ball rework, Clash mode preview, more

Jeremy Gan
Overwatch 2 Venture eating a ice cream

Overwatch 2 Season 10 is fast approaching and we already have an early look at what is to come, with Venture arriving, Wrecking Ball’s rework, Clash Mode’s debut, and more.

With Overwatch 2 in the midst of Season 9 and its massive changes, players are already looking ahead to what Season 10 is planning to bring us.

With a teaser from BlizzCon 2023 and dev blogs aplenty, we already know that Overwatch 2’s newest DPS, the first since the release of Sojourn, is coming, along with Clash’s debut, Wrecking Ball’s rework, and more.

So before it all gets underway, here is a rundown of everything there is to know coming in Overwatch 2 Season 10. 


Overwatch 2 Season 10: Release date

Season 10 of Overwatch 2 begins on April 16, 2024, according to the devs when they revealed Venture’s gameplay.

Overwatch 2 Season 10 roadmap

Although a week later than when the Battle Pass was initially slated to end, it still gives enough time for players to complete their Season 9 BP if you haven’t yet.

Overwatch 2 Season 10: New DPS hero Venture

Revealed at BlizzCon 2023, the devs announced that Venture, Overwatch 2’s second DPS addition since Sojourn, is coming in Season 10. 

In the reveal, Venture was still in its early stages, with its model still missing some textures and their splash art still using its concept art. However, we got a look into their abilities and stats nonetheless. 

With Venture’s reveal in March 27, it was announced they will be getting a limited-time trail for all players to try them out from March 28 to March 31, just enough to for players to understand their kit.

Additionally, it also gave us a full look into what we can expect from Venture’s kit. From their kit filled with movement abilities to a new spin on Reinhardt’s earthshatter.

Overwatch 2 Season 10: Clash game mode preview

In Season 10, players will be given the opportunity to tey a preview of the new Clash game mode, the proper spiritual succesor to 2CP.

The game mode will makes its preview with the new map, Hanaoka, as yet another spiritual successor to 2CP’s Hanamura.

The objective of the game mode is to capture all five capture points in the map, with both teams get the two points in control, points A and B on their respective sides.

From there, it’s a push and pull between the teams as they attempt to capture all of their enemy’s points until they get all five in the map. For anybody that has played TF2’s Control Point, it is similar to the game mode.

Overwatch 2 Season 10: Wrecking Ball rework

Wrecking Ball’s rework was teased, and it has finally been revealed to what extent his kit is changing, and it’s quite the shake up.

The biggest change is to Hammond’s Adaptive Shield. As explained by Aaron Keller in a Director’s Take blog, “Not after using Adaptive Shields, you can reactive the ability to transfer up to 300 overhealth to nearby allied, capped at 75 overhealth per ally.”

This change should allow for Hammond to better protect his allies while initiating fights.

Additionally, Hammond’s Grappling Hook is also getting a reduced cooldown when not entering ramming speed. It also gets the ability to retract Hammond to where the Grapple is attached to.

Overwatch 2 Season 10: Hero balances

Revealed in a Director’s Take on April 9, Overwatch 2 Director Aaron Keller revealed that a plethora of Hero balances and changes is going to be made.

Tanks are getting some buffs, specifically mentioning Reinhardt and Junker Queen’s ults which are both getting buffs.

The upcoming Venture is getting some number changes to their kit after their the devs gathered data from Venture’s limited-time test.

Additionally, Sombra and Tracer, who has become quite the meta pick throughout Season 9, are getting nerfs to take their burst damage potential down a notch.

As for the Supports, Moira, Lucio, and Illari are also getting some changes. According to the blog, they’re look to take “power from one part of their kit and funneling it into another – to somewhat maintain the overall power budget of the hero.”

Overwatch 2 Season 10: Mercy Mythic skin & Battle Pass theme

Finally confirmed by the devs after its first teaser, Mercy is getting Season 10’s Mythic skin, with the theme of the season being Mirrorwatch.

Vengeance Mercy mythic skin in Overwatch 2

Revealed in the Season 10 trailer, it sees a imagined version of the game where Talon agents are part of Overwatch, and vice versa for the Overwatch’s heroes.

And in this theme, it sees Mercy as Talon’s head honcho in place of Doomfist, named Vengeance Mercy.

In the Battle Pass theme, it sees Talon heroes like Doomfist, Widowmaker, and Sombra don Overwatch’s uniform, and heroes like Reinhardt, Tracer, and Ana in Talon.

Overwatch 2 Season 10: Mirrorwatch event

Announced in Overwatch 2’s Season 10 trailer, Mirrorwatch will be the season’s main theme and event, running from April 23 to May 13 for a limited-time.

The game mode sees reimagined abilities for the heroes as it sees Talon and Overwatch agents switch sides in this imagined universe, with several heroes having reworked abilities in the mode.

We don’t know the full scope of the reimagination, but changes like Mercy’s ability to shoot with her staff out, or Doomfist with a shield are some of the core changes.

Overwatch 2 Season 10: Mythic shop

Announced by Overwatch 2’s director, Season 10 will be launching the new Mythic Skin shop to allow players to obtain older Mythic skins.

The shop will allow players to obtain a previously released Mythic during a single Battle Pass period. However, you aren’t locked into only leveling up one skin at a time, as you can switch skin progressions any time you want.

It should be noted that Mythics will only be added to the shop two seasons after their debut, meaning only Season 1-7’s skins will be in the shop when it releases in Season 10.

Overwatch 2 Season 10: Avoid slots increased to 10

Announced in a Dev Update, Systems Designer Gavin Winters revealed that avoid slots are being increased from three to ten, with a new system as well.

Overwatch 2 new avoided system tier list

With the new avoid system, you can rank players on a tier list based on how much you don’t want to match with them, being able to pin three players at the top as players to permanently avoid. You’ll need to manually remove them from the pinned spots if you want to notch them down the list

All other players under the top three can be replaced with newer avoided players, with the oldest unpinned players getting removed for the newest avoids.

However, for high-ranked players, permanently avoiding all ten players on your list is hard. So if the game can’t find a balanced match, it will ignore avoided players starting from the bottom of your list to secure higher quality matches.

Overwatch 2 Season 10: Grouping restrictions removed

Starting in Season 10, grouping restrictions will be removed, allowing players of different ranks to queue up with each other.

This means if you’re Masters and a friend you want to play with is Bronze, you can now queue up together. This will queue into a new type of group called Wide Match.

The system will try to match you with other Wide Match group with similar ranks.

However, to avoid boosting, the wider the differences between ranks are in the group the less SR you will get from each win. As exampled in the Dev Update, if a group has a Bronze and Champion player, you can expect almost no changes to your rank regardless of the outcome.

The trade-off however for players looking to group up in Wide Matches is that they will have to wait for longer to get games.

Overwatch 2 Season 10: Competitive points changes

With Season 9’s Competitive overhaul, it also saw the arrival of an updated Competitive Points system. The convoluted system left many players confused before long though. So in response to community feedback, the devs have announced changes are coming right away.

“We’re working on the ability for players to buy Golden Weapons with the new, 2024 Competitive currency,” said Overwatch 2 director Aaron Keller. 

“Currently planning on releasing the change in Season 10, but feel free to save up for Golden Weapons in the meantime!”

The devs have yet to reveal what the changes will be, but we will update you here when we know more. 

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