OW2 Mirrorwatch Event Guide: All New Hero Abilities

Want to see the Overwatch universe turned upside down? Now you can in the Overwatch 2 Mirrorwatch, which sees Overwatch's heroes and villains switching sides in this limited-time game mode. The mighty medic Mercy joins the forces of Talon, while Doomfist has become the strike commander for Overwatch.

The Overwatch 2 Mirrorwatch game mode went live after the release of Overwatch 2 Season 10beginning April 23, 2024, and ending May 13, giving players just over three weeks to claim all the free rewards, including the Legendary Orisa skin!

Here's everything you need to know, including all Mirrowatch hero abilities, challenges, and free bonus rewards to unlock!

Overwatch 2 Mirrorwatch: All Hero Abilities

Taking "switching sides" to a new level, Overwatch 2's LTM Mirrorwatch sees Talon and Overwatch forces swapped. In this mirror universe, everything is the opposite. Some heroes, like Mercy and Sombra, have gained new abilities and have changed their allegiances. The usual Overwatch base on Watchpoint: Gibraltar has also been transformed into a twisted Talon operation.

A grand total of twelve heroes have revamped abilities specifically for the Mirrorwatch gamemode. All of the information is taken from the Overwatch 2 Mirrowatch page.

Support Heroes


  • Biotic Rifle: "Long range rifle that heals allies and damage enemies instantaneously. Can headshot."
  • Lunge: "Double jump."
  • Nano Boost (Ultimate): "Only used on yourself to reduce damage taken. Biotic Rifle increases ally healing and reduces enemy healing."


  • Repair Pack: "Heals an ally and grants them lifesteal."
  • Whip Shot: "Launch the flail to pull an enemy closer."
  • Barrier Shield: "Hold "Secondary Fire" to deploy a frontal energy barrier. Block damage to empower shield bash."
  • Shield Bash: "Available while Barrier Shield is deployed. Dash forward to knock backs enemies. When empowered, it sets enemies on fire."


  • Caduceus Staff: "Hold 'Primary Fire' to heal an ally. Hold 'Secondary Fire' to increase ally's damage inflicted and deal damage over time."
  • Soul Burn: "Detonate a fallen ally or enemy."
  • Revenge (Ultimate): "Gain the ability to fly and fire rockets. All abilities are enhanced."


  • Interdiction Zone (Ultimate): "Create a field that prevents enemies from using abilities."

Tank Heroes


  • Seismic Slam: "Leap and smash the ground. Overhealth granted to self and nearby allies when leaping."
  • Power Block: "Project a shield that blocks frontal attacks. Blocking heavy damage empowers Rocket Punch."
  • Meteor Strike (Ultimate): "Leap into the air, move the targeting circle and then press LMB to strike the targeted area. This grants allies overhealth."


  • Barrier Field: "Deploy a frontal energy barrier that increases the damage of allied projectiles. Increases movement speed upon breaking."
  • Frenzy: "Damage from Rocket Hammer gives increased attack speed."
  • Earthshatter (Ultimate): "Knock down all enemies in a narrow path in front of you."


  • Particle Cannon: "Primary Fire is a short range linear beam. Secondary Fire shoots piercing energy orbs in a straight line."
  • Particle Barrier and Projected Barrier: "Damage blocked by barriers increase Particle Cannon damage. Barriers knockback and damages nearby enemies upon expiring."
  • Expulsion Zone (Ultimate): "Launch a gravity surge that pushes enemies away."

Damage Heroes


  • Configuration Recon: "Mobile with a powerful shotgun."
  • Configuration Intel: "Reveal nearby enemies and increase both attack and reload speed."
  • A-36 Tactical Grenade: "Fire a bomb that bounces off walls and explodes when it impacts enemies or the ground. Deals no self damage."
  • Configuration: Reinforcement (Ultimate): "Become immobile and deploy up to four allied Slicers."


  • Flight: "Fly forward quickly and free-fly briefly. Damage and knocks back enemies."
  • Focusing Beam: "Channel a beam that slows enemies and deals high damage to targets with less than half health."
  • Maximum Efficiency (Ultimate): "Increase attack speed and reduce all cooldowns."


  • Hack: "Hold to hack your allies and enemies. Hacked allies have an increased attack speed and overhealth. Hacked health packs spawn faster and can't be used by enemies."
  • Virus: "Infect enemies with a virus projectile that deals damage over time and decreases their damage dealt. Virus damages hacked enemies faster."
  • Anti-Virus (Ultimate): "Grant health and increased attack speed to yourself and nearby allies."


  • Blink: "Teleport in the direction you're moving in. Take damage to Blink additional times."
  • Bloodthirst: "After dealing enough continuous damage, attack speed is increased and damage steals health from enemies."


  • Widow's Kiss: "Primary Fire is an automatic assault weapon. Secondary Fire is a long-ranged sniper weapon. Charged shots reveal enemies."
  • Silk Shield: "Place a protective barrier."
  • Infra-Sight (Ultimate): "Reveals weak points on enemies."

Overwatch 2 Mirrorwatch: Challenges & Rewards

Like other limited-time modes like the Trials of Sanctuary or the Summer Games, Blizzard Entertainment have introduced several limited-time event challenges while the new Arcade mode is active. Completing these challenges in time rewards players with free goodies, ranging from Battle Pass XP to an event-exclusive Orisa skin.


Challenge Name



Mirrorwatch Operative

Complete eight games (in any mode, and wins grant double progress)

"Justice Delivered" Widowmaker voiceline

Mirrorwatch Agent

Complete 16 games (in any mode, and wins grant double progress)

"Mirrowatch Athena" spray

Mirrorwatch Captain

Complete 24 games (in any mode, and wins grant double progress)

"Your Emotions" Ana voice line

Mirrorwatch Commander

Complete 32 games (in any mode, and wins grant double progress)

5,000 Battle Pass XP and "Talon Logo" weapon charm

Mirrorwatch Hero I

Complete four Mirrowatch challenges

5,000 Battle Pass XP and "Mirrorwatch Gibraltar" name card.

Mirrorwatch Hero II

Complete nine Mirrorwatch challenges

10,000 Battle Pass XP and OR-Unit Legendary Orisa skin

Mirrorwatch Flex Hero I

Complete eight games queued as all roles in Mirrorwatch (Wins grant double progress)

5,000 Battle Pass XP

Mirrorwatch Flex Hero II

Complete sixteen games queued for all roles in Mirrorwatch

5,000 Battle Pass XP and the "Staff of Vengeance" name card

Mirrorwatch Tank Master

5,000 Battle Pass XP and "Mirrorwatch Talon" player icon.

Mirrorwatch Damage Master

Use your Ultimate 20 times playing as DPS in Mirrorwatch

5,000 Battle Pass XP and "Antivirus" player icon.

Mirrorwatch Support Master

Use your Ultimate 20 times playing as Support in Mirrorwatch

5,000 Battle Pass XP and "Arch-Commander Amari" player icon

Talon Trooper

Complete 50 games of Mirrorwatch

"Arch-Commandant" player title

Final Thoughts

Have you got what it takes to be a villain? Dive into the Overwatch 2 Mirrorwatch LTM to see for yourself! If any more information about this game mode comes to light, we'll update this article accordingly, so stay tuned!

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