There are 35 different heroes in Overwatch 2, with each one having special abilities, weapons, playstyles, and personalities. In addition, each one of the heroes fits into one of three different roles. These roles include tanks that can shield their team, supports who can heal them, and DPS that can deal a lot of damage to the enemy. Because there are so many heroes, choosing the right one can be difficult. Sojourn is a DPS hero that focuses on mid-range attacks and has a high level of mobility. Here is everything that players need to know about using Sojourn in Overwatch 2.
Who is Sojourn in Overwatch 2?
Sojourn is the newest DPS hero and is joining the ranks of the other heroes with her debut in Overwatch 2. Using her mighty Railgun, Sojourn can charge into battle and take out her foes with high damage from a mid-long range. She is a very capable and mobile hero that can be a bit difficult to play, requiring high amounts of accuracy to use properly. However, in the right hands, she can absolutely destroy the enemy and lead her team to victory.
Note: You can read about all of the Overwatch 2 characters here.
DPS heroes were reworked in Overwatch 2
One of the biggest changes in Overwatch 2 was the change in team composition. In the original Overwatch, teams consisted of 6 players each. However, during the change to Overwatch 2, teams were reduced to 5 players each. This means that each team has one less tank. Because of this, all roles in the game were rebalanced and given their own unique passives to help them in combat. For DPS characters including Sojourn, they were given a passive that causes them to gain 25% increased movement speed and reload speed on scoring an elimination. While this ability does not stack, players can reset the duration by scoring additional eliminations.
Sojourn’s abilities in Overwatch 2
As the newest DPS hero, players will be able to get their game on with Sojourn for the first time in Overwatch 2. She can be a disruptive and mobile hero that has a high skill-ceiling due to the required accuracy of her attacks, particularly her Secondary Fire Mode. However, once players master her weapon and attacks, she is a force to be reckoned with and can defeat enemy teams with ease and lead her team to victory.
The Railgun is Sojourn’s primary weapon and fires rapid-firing projectiles at a rate of 14 per second. Each one of these projectiles will hit the target for 9 damage and generate energy on hit. Sojourn can use the energy generated from the Railgun for the Secondary Firing Mode. The Railgun has 45 ammo and a reload time of 1.2 seconds. For players who want to master Sojourn, learning how to carefully aim the Railgun is paramount to their success. This is because not only will they do more damage with better aim, but generate more energy as well.
The Secondary Firing Mode for the Railgun is a hitscan attack that can deal high-impact burst damage to enemies. It works by using the energy stored in the Railgun (up to 100) and will cause between 30 – 130 damage to the target, depending on the total energy being stored. If Sojourn goes 6 seconds without dealing damage with the Railgun and gaining energy, her stored energy will begin to decay at a rate of 50 per second.
As a powerful movement ability, Power Slide allows Sojourn to move into a rocket-propelled slide that can be canceled early by jumping. The jump generated from Power Slide will propel her high in the air, which can allow her to reposition to make attacks from unsuspected angles. In addition, Sojourn can fire her Railgun while sliding, which can allow her to make herself more difficult to hit while dealing massive damage to her enemies. Powerslide has a cooldown of 6 seconds.
Sojourn can use Disruptor Shot to deal damage to her foes as well as snaring them in place. When used, Sojourn fires out a Disruptor Shot that causes an AoE damage attack of up to 210 damage over a 4-second duration as well as slowing them inside of the radius. When the targets are slowed from Disruptor Shot, Sojourn can follow up with accurate fire from her Railgun to cause massive damage to them. Disruptor Shot has a 15-second cooldown.
Sojourn’s Ultimate Ability is Overclock. When used, Overclock causes Sojourn’s Railgun to become overclocked, which allows it to generate energy on its own for a duration of 9 seconds. Overclock can fully refill the Railgun’s energy meter every 1.2 seconds, allowing for quick and easy use of her Secondary Firing Mode. In addition, shots made during Overclock will be able to pierce through targets, and with careful aim, Sojourn can hit multiple enemies for extremely high damage. This is especially even more potent due to the nature of the secondary fire being able to pierce through enemies as well.
Tips for using Sojourn in Overwatch 2
While Sojourn may have a learning curve, players are able to deal devastating amounts of damage with her very quickly. She can use her mobility to her advantage, both to avoid fire and to reach a better vantage point. In addition, her Ultimate Ability can be used to cut through enemy teams with ease. However, due to the nature of her Railgun, missing shots can have a very punishing effect on Sojourn, and players will want to prioritize careful aim in order to maximize her effectiveness in combat.
Sojourn does struggle against heroes that can set up barriers to deflect her shots, such as Sigma and Reinhardt, and in addition any abilities that can absorb her attacks, such as D. Va’s Defense Matrix. Because of this, she should be careful and try to play around the barriers, either by gaining the higher ground or using her mobility to move around them to land powerful hits.
Pick Sojourn to Power Slide into victory in Overwatch 2
Sojourn is a DPS character with a lot of mobility and a whole lot of potential in Overwatch 2. While she is not the most durable hero, she can use her Disruptor Shot and Power Slide abilities to avoid enemies and lock them down to finish them off. Players who choose Sojourn will be able to deal massive amounts of damage and Power Slide their way into a victory in Overwatch 2.