Talents

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Tracer's Talents, as seen during Blizzcon 2019

To be introduced in Overwatch 2, Talents are special augmentations on the abilities of heroes to be used in the Hero Missions and Story Experience modes of the game.[1] This feature was announced during Blizzcon 2019.

Levelling Up[edit | edit source]

By defeating enemies and completing missions, a player gains experience for the hero they play. After gaining enough experience, the hero will level up. Each hero's level is tied to the player profile, and the hero in question. As a result, experience is gained and saved over multiple missions, including repeated missions.

A hero's level determines which Talents they can potentially take. Each hero appears to have 6 Talents, split amongst 3 tiers. The player begins with the first tier unlocked at Level 1, and unlocks the other two tiers at Level 10 and 20, respectively. Each tier contains 2 Talents, and a player can only select 1 Talent from each tier.

Talents[edit | edit source]

At the beginning of a mission, after choosing their hero, a player gets to choose 1 Talent from each tier they have unlocked with that hero's level.

Below is a list of all known talents. Talents of unknown level have only been seen in promotional material, and have no indication of their level.

Hero Level 1 Talents Level 10 Talents Level 20 Talents Talents of Unknown Level
Icon-Ana.pngAna
Icon-Ashe.pngAshe
Icon-Baptiste.pngBaptiste
Icon-Bastion.pngBastion
Icon-Brigitte.pngBrigitte
Icon-D.Va.pngD.Va
Icon-Doomfist.pngDoomfist
Icon-Echo.pngEcho
Icon-Genji.pngGenji
Dragon's Breath

While using Dragonblade, your slashes create a large piercing projectile.

Icon-Hanzo.pngHanzo
Sojiro's Guidance

Any arrow that hits an enemy detected by Sonic Arrow will seek and pierce other detected enemies.

Icon-Junkrat.pngJunkrat
Icon-Lúcio.pngLúcio
Healing Wave

Soundwave heals allies for 25% of their maximum health.

Mashup

Both songs play when using Amp it Up.

Beatmatching

Damage dealt while using Speed Boost adds bonus healing to Healing Boost.

Fortississimo

Each enemy hit by Soundwave adds additional projectiles to your next Sonic Amplifier volley.

Accelerando

Critical hits reduce the cooldown of Amp it Up by 0.5 seconds.

Power Skating

Soundwave's damage and knockback scale up based on your forward speed.

Icon-McCree.pngMcCree
Icon-Mei.pngMei
Shatter

Frozen enemies shatter upon death, dealing damage to enemies around them.

Cold Snap

When Cryo-Freeze ends, nearby enemies are instantly frozen.

Hypothermia

Blizzard instantly kills frozen enemies under 200 health.

Snowball Effect

Continue to move after using Cryo-Freeze, knocking down enemies.

Frostbite

Frozen enemies take more damage.

Polar Vortex

Blizzard covers a huge area and ignores line of sight.

Icon-Mercy.pngMercy
Icon-Moira.pngMoira
Icon-Orisa.pngOrisa
Icon-Pharah.pngPharah
Icon-Reaper.pngReaper
Icon-Reinhardt.pngReinhardt
Fire Burst

Fire Strike explodes every time it deals damage, lighting nearby enemies on fire.

Frenzy

Rocket Hammer swings faster after consecutive hits.

Impact Converter

Rocket Hammer damage recharges your Barrier Field.

Amplification Field

Barrier Field increases damage of friendly projectiles passing through it.

Balderich's Stand

Gain armour and damage when your barrier breaks.

Fault Line

Earthshatter does more damage in a narrower cone.

Epicenter

Earthshatter travels in all directions.

Icon-Roadhog.pngRoadhog
Icon-Sigma.pngSigma
Icon-Soldier 76.pngSoldier: 76
Icon-Sombra.pngSombra
Icon-Symmetra.pngSymmetra
Icon-Torbjörn.pngTorbjörn
Flame Thrower*

Turrets have a flamethrower instead of a minigun.

My Babies*

Torbjörn can place up to 3 mini turrets instead of 1 regular turret.

Icon-Tracer.pngTracer
Adaptive Reload

Pulse Pistols reload when using any ability.

Chain Reaction

Pulse Bomb causes secondary explosions on enemies that are damaged by it.

Flash

Blinking through enemies damages them.

Hindsight

Recall causes damage to all recently damaged enemies.

Vortex

Enemies are pulled towards the point of Recall and snared.

Speed Kills

Killing blows speed up your cooldowns.

Icon-Widowmaker.pngWidowmaker
Icon-Winston.pngWinston
Icon-Wrecking Ball.pngWrecking Ball
Icon-Zarya.pngZarya
Icon-Zenyatta.pngZenyatta

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2019-11-04, New Gameplay Today – Overwatch 2's Story Experience. Game Informer, accessed on 2020-03-12