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Overwatch 2 Season 9 Pharah Rework: Full Details, New Abilities and More

Overwatch 2 most recently released the brand new Season 9 for players, which includes a brand new overhaul of the games systems.

Competitive has been soaring as of late, and it’s all getting revamped in Season 9, alongside Pharah.

Here’s all the details on her rework.

Overwatch 2 Season 9 Pharah Rework: Full Details, New Abilities and More

Blizzard has now revealed all the changes coming with the major rank reset in Season 9, and it’s going to vastly change how the game is played. Blizzard has noted how players will have their ranks reset, and we’re going back to a ranking style we all know and love.

One of the major aspects that is changing is the rework to Pharah, and Blizzard has noted the following.

Season 9 also presents significant updates to Pharah, made with some strong goals in mind:

  • Empower Pharah to make more individual plays and lessen her reliance on heroes like Mercy.  
  • Shift Pharah’s movement capabilities from feathering up in the sky toward more horizontal movement that can cover distance quickly. 
  • Introduce brief moments of downtime for Pharah’s flight.

These goals are aimed at enabling Pharah to be more effective at higher ranked thresholds and as a solo hero, while also addressing rougher experiences players have going against Pharah – such as her presence limiting the effective hero pool of the opposing team.

In regards to their actual abilities, check it out below.

Pharah

  • Health increased from 200 to 250.

Rocket Launcher

  • Recovery reduced from 0.85 to 0.80 seconds.
  • Projectile speed increased from 35 to 40 meters per second.
  • Explosion self-damage reduced from 50% to 25%.

Jet Dash

  • New Secondary Fire Ability.
  • Provides a quick horizontal boost in the direction Pharah is moving.
  • 8-second cooldown.
  • Added a setting to activate Jet Dash on Double Jump instead.

Jump Jet

  • Now restores 50% of Hover Jets fuel and can briefly overfill the maximum fuel amount.
  • Vertical boost height reduced by 20%.
  • Cooldown increased from 10 to 14 seconds.

Concussive Blast

  • Cooldown decreased from 9 to 7 seconds.
  • Explosion now deals 30 damage to enemy targets.
  • Explosion radius reduced from 8 to 6 meters.
  • Knockback reduced by 10%.

Barrage

  • Now instantly refills Hover Jets fuel.

Hover Jets

  • Speed boost increased from 20% to 40%.
  • Now requires landing to recharge fuel.
  • Can now be activated without fuel to slow your descent.