Making Overwatch 2’s Sojourn was hard because ‘the railgun was a bit overkill’

Blizzard is very excited about Overwatch 2’s first new hero, Sojourn, which will be played in the upcoming closed beta.The studio is eager to show her off, not only because she was the first black woman After six years of updates, she’s on the hero list, also because she’s packing a formidable FPS staple: the railgun.

Blizzard has long considered adding a railgun to its Overwatch arsenal, but struggled with how to balance such a powerful, accurate weapon. The first prototype resembled the classic Quake 2 railgun, with high damage, instant hit accuracy, low recoil, and no scope required.