The new Community Crafted mode in Overwatch 2 looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun.

Overwatch 2 Season 11 is set to bring a litany of new changes and updates to the Blizzard Entertainment hero shooter, including a brand-new Community Crafted mode. This new Arcade mode will feature hero balance changes designed by some of the game's most beloved creators, including Scott "Custa" Kennedy and others. Here's everything we know about the changes coming in the new mode, including the fabled return of Hanzo's Scatter Arrow ability.

Overwatch 2 Season 11 is going to be a super good time (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Overwatch 2 Season 11 is going to be a super good time (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Everything we know about new Overwatch 2 Community Crafted mode

Season 11 of Overwatch 2 will introduce a brand-new game mode to the series called Community Crafted, which will feature balance changes to many of the game's hero pool that were hand-picked by four of the game's most popular creators. Some of these changes were previewed in a June 18 developer update video by game director Aaron Keller, who showed off some of what players can expect in the new mode.

Chief among what was mentioned is the return of Hanzo's Scatter Arrow ability, which hasn't been in Overwatch since May of 2018 when it was replaced by Storm Arrow. The section covering this new mode starts at 1:52.

All changes we know so far coming to new Overwatch 2 Community Crafted mode

A handful of the changes coming to Community Crafted were noted in the video, including the following, which are unofficial until the release of the game mode on June 20:

  • Ana: Now has Baptiste's boosted jump
  • Reaper: Wrath mode now does damage when passing through enemies
  • Orisa: Regains "Halt!" ability, which pulls targets towards an area
  • Hanzo: Storm Arrow is reverted to Scatter Arrow

These balance changes were led by the following four Overwatch 2 creators, who each spearheaded different pools of heroes:

  • Jeff "emongg" Anderson - Tank
  • Scott "Custa" Kennedy - Projectile DPS
  • TQQ - Hitscan DPS
  • Evelyn "eskay" Hollis - Support

This new game mode will be featured in the Arcade of Overwatch 2 Season 11 from June 20 through July 9, where it will likely be replaced by the 2024 Summer Games. So, with just two more days to wait until Season 11, make sure you stay alert on for news and updates.