Face the might of the Gods in Overwatch 2's limited-time Arcade event, Battle for Olympus! This game mode features a variety of all your favorite heroes, decked out with godly powers and Greek mythology-inspired outfits.

From Poseidon Ramattra to Medusa Widowmaker, leap into the fray and adorn the mantle of the gods in Battle of the Olympus, starting on May 23 and running until May 29.

Battle For Olympus Gameplay

Battle for Olympus is an 8-player free-for-all Deathmatch to 20 kills, with a 10-minute time limit. A Team free-for-all Deathmatch mode will also be available, with two teams of 4v4.

Seven specific heroes get to experience the divine power of the gods, gaining special powers not seen in regular Overwatch unranked and ranked games.

Players must charge up their Divine Ultimates the same way they would charge their Ultimate in regular game modes, by dealing damage, getting kills, or healing themselves.

May 23 marks the second time the Battle for Olympus limited-time event has been released, with the first being in January in Overwatch 2 Season 2.

Battle For Olympus Map Pool

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Each map in the Battle for Olympus map pool has several power pickups dotted around, which grant the player +15, stacking to +120 overhealth and bonus Ultimate charge.

These four maps are on rotation for the Battle of Olympus event due to their architectural aesthetics fitting with the Greek mythology theme.

  • Chateau Gulliard
  • Coloesseo
  • Ilios Ruins
  • Petra

The best-performing hero with the most kills will get a special statue in the center of the Ilios Ruins to commemorate and immortalize their victory. Junker Queen topped global leaderboards when Battle for Olympus was first released.

Battle For Olympus: All Heroes And Their Powers

There are seven heroes to choose from in Battle for Olympus, each with their own Greek mythological persona, individual divine power, and divine ultimates.

Cyclops Roadhog

  • Divine Whole Hog: The Cyclops greatly increases in size for 16 seconds, doubling his health. His weapons are converting into boulders that he can hurl great distances. His normal Ultimate fire melee attacks deal massive damage and push enemies away.
  • Health reduced from 700 to 600.

Hades Pharah

  • Divine Rocket Barrage: Hades can move during her Rocket Barrage. Her Ultimate Ability rocket launcher fires three-headed Cerberus Rockets for 15 seconds. Killing blows extend the duration and heal Hades.
  • Jump Jet: Fuel consumption greatly reduced.

Hermes Lucio

  • Divine Sound Barrier: Hermes moves swiftly for 20 seconds. Attack and move speed greatly increased, infinite ammo.
  • Soundwave: Knock enemies into walls for extra damage and short stun.
  • Health increased from 200 to 250.

Medusa Widowmaker

  • Widow's Kiss scoped headshot multiplier increased from 2.5 to 3x
  • Divine Infra-Sight: Medusa reveals her petrifying gaze for 25 seconds, turning enemies to stone if they look at her while she is scoped in. She deals 25% more damage to petrified enemies.

Minotaur Reinhardt

  • Divine Earthshatter: The Minotaur empowers Charge for 20 seconds, which can carry multiple enemies and instantly killing enemies pinned. The Minotaur heals while killing enemies, which extends his rampage.
  • While using his divine Ultimate, Charge can pin three targets at once. Charge cooldown reduced to 3 seconds.
  • Charge deals lethal damage to all enemies caught inside in.
  • Fire Strike damage increased from 90 to 100.
  • Health reduced from 325 to 200 (625 to 500, total).

Poseidon Ramattra

  • Divine Annihilation: Poseidon enters an empowered Nemesis Form for 20 seconds. He blasts water with every punch from his melee.
  • Ravenous Vortex: Becomes a large whirlpool that pulls in enemies and launches them upwards.
  • Health reduced from 450 to 400.

Zeus Junker Queen

  • Divine Rampage: Zeus becomes charged with electricity for 25 seconds, causing all weapons and abilities to zap enemies for additional damage.
  • Damage done with Scattergun can apply additional lightning damage to all abilities.
  • Health reduced from 425 to 400.

Final Thoughts

That's everything we currently know about the Battle of Olympus, starting on May 23. We will update this article accordingly if there are any new challenges or rewards from this game mode.

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