Just as promised by Blizzard, the overwatch 2 Battle for Olympus event is finally here. The event would be a short-lived event as it would be lasting for just some weeks. Starting from January 5 to the 19th of January.
The Battle for Olympus is an FFA (Free for all) Deathmatch. Several heroes in the Overwatch 2 would be dropping into a map that has been repurposed as Arenas to battle out for the most kills, with 18 being your aim for victory. You Get to choose from around a total of seven heroes that you like to play with. The character that has the most wins overall would get immortalized in the center of the Illios map with a statue being created for them.
Overwatch 2 Battle for Olympus
The Maps would be made available in the ancient Greek ruins of Illios, which is very fitting, and the archaeological site in south Jordan named Petra. Both of these locations are being excavated by the same crew due to the Ancient Greek Statues and items found in those sites.
If you are not interested in the FFA Death Match, you do not have to worry; this even carries other perks. The new skins for Lucio, Reinhart, Roadhog, and Widowmaker are in the overwatch 2 store. Completing the challenges would enable you to get the winged Mercy skin along with other name voice lines and player titles.
One of the biggest challenges to getting your head around would be the new abilities of the playable heroes in the Battle for Olympus. Seeing as all the heroes are imbued with god-like powers for their ultimates, Known as Divine Power, this event’s gameplay is quite different than normal. Let us take a look at what is different and how to secure your win.
Overwatch 2 Battle for Olympus Character Guide
The Godly buff of Roadhog is quite rocky for the other players. The powers of the ancient mythic cyclopses would descend right into this hog from down under and allow this character to increase his size for about 16 seconds and double his health when he is in his ultimate. Also, it means that he would hurl boulders at enemies that would temporarily stun you.
Reinhardt certainly is not horsing around with his ultimate or divine power. Right after his classic ultimate, Earthshatter, knocks all in front of him straight to the ground, his divine power would enable the hero to buff his pin ability. This is where he charges forward into an enemy and then pins them against a wall. This skin has been made more deadly as Reinhardt can now carry multiple enemies and kill all those that he has pinned immediately.
Ramattra is a new character this season, so when it comes to this character, there is much to learn. The angry omnic’s ultimate happens to be one of the strongest in Overwatch 2, so that there wasn’t much in the way of godly power imbued into this ultimate.
A perk of this character is that while his ultimate remains active, the punches that he throws around would work to pull enemies in. this is a helpful addition as Ramattra’s ultimate would last as long as he is damaging people, meaning that you can go on a brutal rampage using this character.
Usually, her ultimate, Known as Rampage, can wound all enemies that stand in her front with tick damage that would slowly decrease their health while preventing them from being healed. It is quite deadly as is.
Except now, it is a lot stronger. As the junker Queen has been imbued with the powers of Zues’ as she swings at already damaged enemies with her ultimate, her weapons would zap them with lighting bolts for extra damage that would last for around 25 seconds.
For a while now, Pharah has been around, so it is easy to get ahold of her abilities. If you take a look at her skin which is available at tier 60 of the Battle Pass, Pharah wields the power of hades, which led to some significant changes for her ultimate.
Instead of just being immobile while sending down rockets at enemies, in this mode, Pharah would be able to move around. Right after her initial Rocket Barrage, she can fire three-headed Cerberus rockets for 15 seconds, in which all kills would extend the duration and heal Pharah.
The widowmaker’s amazing skin is not new to us this season. Modeled after medusa, she carries a snake tied up for hair and scaly skin. For this game mode, Widowmaker can make use of her petrifying gaze. When she is in her ultimate, she is able to see through walls, she can scope in and aim for their heads. However, if said target looks at her while she is scoped in, then they would be turned to stone. This ability would last for around 25 seconds.
Lucio feels like he is able to glide around any map, but now he has the power of Hermes; he can fly. A Passive that was added for you to help the sole support hero among a sea of angry tanks and DPS heroes means that now Lucio can jump again right after leaping out of a wallride, making evading incoming attacks a lot easier. His soundwave also stuns out the opponent for quite some time now.
When it comes to powering up his ultimate, Lucio gets his normal barrier of extra health with some extras. The healing DJ’s movement speed would be increased for about 20 seconds while getting infinite ammo.