Get godlike during Overwatch 2’s Battle for Olympus event

Party like it's 800 B.C. with divine abilities and new rewards.

If youre tired of battling Roadhog mains in Overwatch 2s competitive mode, now you can take them on in the arena of your dreams. Welcome to the Battle for Olympus, a special mode live from Jan. 5 to 19 in Overwatch 2 that pits heroes against each other in a deathmatch format. Instead of relying on hooks or hammers, theyll be wielding special godlike powers to take the crown. 

Seven heroes will be available for selection in the limited-time game mode and each will have a mythical power attached to their usual ultimate ability. Widowmakers Infra-Sight, for example, will now turn those who look at her into stone as if she were Medusa herself. 

At the end of the event, the hero with the most kills in the Battle for Olympus mode will have a statue erected in their honor on Ilios Ruins. While thats a nice community-wide goal, there are also personal laurels to be had during the event. Players can complete free challenges to earn voice lines, player titles, and eventually the Legendary Winged Victory Mercy skin, one of the most popular selections for the hero in Overwatchs base game.   

To prepare for the Olympian throwdown, take some time to learn the new abilities that will be available in the game mode. Thankfully, these skills are limited to the Battle for Olympus arena; you wont have to deal with an electric Junker Queen in competitive mode any time soon. 

Battle for Olympus hero changes 

Poseidon Ramattra

Divine Annihilation 

  • Ravenous Vortex is a large whirlpool that pulls in enemies, then launches them upward.
  • Pummel throws large water blasts that deal more damage and travel further.

Zeus Junker Queen

Divine Rampage

  • Lasts 20 seconds
  • Damage done with Scattergun has the chance to apply additional lightning damage

Minotaur Reinhardt

Divine Earthshatter 

  • Lasts 20 seconds
  • Heals when Reinhardt charges and slams an enemy into a wall
  • Wall slams deal lethal damage, extend the divine power, and set the next Charge cooldown to 0.5 seconds 
  • Charge can pin up to three targets at once and cooldown is reduced to three seconds

Cyclopes Roadhog

Divine Whole Hog 

  • Lasts 15 seconds
  • Greatly increases Roadhogs size, giving him 600 health
  • Hurls boulders that deal massive damage instead of his normal ultimate fire
  • Melee deals five times the damage and pushes enemies away

Hades Pharah

Divine Rocket Barrage

  • Lasts 20 seconds
  • Pharah can move during the ultimate ability 
  • Rocket Launcher fires three-headed rockets 
  • Jump Jet fuel consumption is greatly reduced
  • Kills heal Pharah and extend the duration of this effect

Medusa Widowmaker

Divine Infra-Sight 

  • While scoped in, enemies looking at Widowmaker turn into stone

Hermes Lucio

Divine Sound Barrier

  • Lasts 20 seconds 
  • Always able to jump again after jumping off a wall 
  • Boop can always knock enemies into walls for extra damage and a short stun
  • Attack and move speed greatly increased
  • Infinite ammo
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