Overwatch 2 lobbies are cooperating to farm “ridiculous” Battle for Olympus challenges

Overwatch 2 lobbies are cooperating to farm “ridiculous” Battle for Olympus challenges

Even the gods are not powerful enough to face these challenges alone.


Overwatch 2 undoubtedly has its issues. Sometimes heroes are so unbalanced or broken that they have to be removed from the game to be repaired; other times, the in-game rewards trickle in too slowly to get the skin you really want. All of this is compounded by the game’s challenges, which are patently difficult to complete. These challenges are sometimes so difficult that they are impossible to complete, even when imbued with divine powers.


Even the power of Zeus, Athena or Ares is not enough to overcome some of the challenges. The challenges introduced in Overwatch 2’s latest event, Battle for Olympus, are so difficult to complete that players have started working together to farm them. In an event unprecedented in Greek mythology, the gods – or godlike heroes in this case – have begun to work together in some lobbies to ensure everyone can complete some of the challenges.

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As seen in a Reddit video shared by HuggyOnline, Lucio mows down an entire enemy team lining up for him. “Everyone agreed to farm the ridiculous challenges of Olympus,” the post reads. From the looks of it, the lobby was trying to achieve some kind of multi-kill challenge, or an absurdly high number of kills.

The comments section, while impressed, seemed to know all too well that Blizzard didn’t want players to get past these ridiculous challenges. The top rated comment was, “I can see farm groups happening and Blizzard is kind of disabling them.”

However, other comments shared alternative methods to support farming. “Remember that self-kills (like jumping off the map) deduct one point from your score. So if you all work together and jump off the map, everyone can farm for the entire 10 minutes [you] have to,” said one comment.

Some even remembered selfless players they had encountered in previous events who would help complete challenges. “For the Winter Wonderland event’s Thaw 15 allies in Freezethaw Elimination challenge, a random Pharah joined my team and just kept blowing herself up so we could thaw her. I still think about the generosity of that person,” said another commenter.

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