Overwatch Test Patch Brings Big Changes To The Game

Overwatch‘s season two competitive mode patch has just hit the public test servers and brings big changes. Some good, some bad, but definitely a big serving of nerfs and buffs that will leave Genji players salty.

Overwatch, Overwatch PTR

You can head over to Overwatch‘s site for a full rundown of the patch notes. If you want to get into the nerfs and buffs that’s set to come to Overwatch, read on below:

Mei

Blizzard

- The Blizzard projectile pierces barriers
- Radius has been increased from 8 meters to 10 meters

Developer Comments: Mei has an interesting toolkit, but her ultimate often felt like it was too difficult to use effectively. Consequently, it felt weak compared to many other ultimate abilities. The freeze effect has been piercing barriers for some time now, but the projectile would still be blocked. Now, you can throw it down exactly where you want it, so it’s much easier to utilize the full radius effectively.

Mercy

Caduceus Staff

- Healing Beam
- Healing-per-second has been increased by 20%

Resurrect

- Resurrected allies will be able to maneuver after 2.25 seconds (reduced from 3 seconds)

Developer Comments: Resurrection now allows teammates to jump back into the fight more quickly, which should help Mercy survive after activating her ultimate. Mercy’s healing is also getting a boost to solidify her role as a strong, single-target healer.

Genji

Double jump no longer resets when wall climbing

Dash

- No longer deals damage to traps like Widowmaker’s Venom Mine or Junkrat’s Steel Trap
- No longer bypasses Junkrat’s Steel Trap

Swift Strike

- No longer interrupts quick melee attacks

Dragonblade

- Duration of Genji’s ultimate has been reduced from 8 seconds to 6 seconds

Developer Comments: Genji was a little too difficult to pin down, and these changes will balance his speed. Swift Strike no longer cancels the recovery time from a quick melee attack, so players will no longer be able to get a free melee attack before using Swift Strike. Lastly, Dragonblade’s duration was long enough that it often felt too difficult to reasonably counter.

Zenyatta

Orb of Discord

- The amount of damage amplified by a target with Orb of Discord has been decreased from 50% to 30%

Orb of Destruction

- Damage has been increased from 40 to 46

Developer Comments: Zenyatta is in a far better place since the last update, but the strength of Orb of Discord has turned him into an almost mandatory pick. These changes reduce Orb of Discord’s effectiveness, but his damage-dealing potential has been increased. The amount of damage that he delivers should feel largely unaffected by the change.

In addition to the changes, the public test servers were also treated to a slew of new emotes. One big addition is the Gremlin D.Va emote which shows her chomping down on Doritos and Mountain Dew while playing a game on a custom stream overlay.

Check out all the new emotes, courtesy of YouTuber Seba:

Need a copy of Overwatch for PC? OffGamers has got you covered! Purchase your copy of Overwatch Origins PC Edition at OffGamers and receive your codes instantaneously!

Source: PlayOverwatch

Official Website for more info,
Overwatch

Related Links
Overwatch Origin Edition (PC)

Related Product Link(s):

Playstation Network Gift Card (PS4) (US)
Playstation Network Gift Card (PS4)(UK)
Playstation Network Gift Card (PS4) (JP)
Playstation Network Gift Card (PS4) (Other Regions)

Steam Wallet Codes (US)
Steam Wallet Codes (EU)
Steam Wallet Codes (UK)
Steam Wallet Codes (MY)
Steam Wallet Codes (TH)
Steam Wallet Codes (ID)
Steam Wallet Codes (PH)
Steam Wallet Codes (SG)
Steam Wallet Codes (Asia/Middle East)

Xbox Live Gift Card (Xbox One)(JP)
Xbox Live Gift Card (Xbox One)(UK)
Xbox Live Gift Card (Xbox One)(EU)
Xbox Live Gift Card (Xbox One)(US)
Xbox Live Gift Card (Xbox One)(Other regions)

Related posts

《剑网3》剧情新篇章 祸乱苍生四贼首档案揭秘

《剑网3》剧情新篇章 祸乱苍生四贼首档案揭秘


《剑网3》剧情新篇章 祸乱苍生四贼首档案揭秘

...

PlayStation Asia and Japan Celebrate Tokyo Game Show 2020 with a Sale

PlayStation Asia and Japan Celebrate Tokyo Game Show 2020 with a Sale


PlayStation Asia and Japan Celebrate Tokyo Game Show 2020 with a Sale

  In conjunction with the Tokyo game Show 2020 Online, PlayStation Asia and Japan are having a Tokyo Game Show Sale! From now through to the 6th of October, enjoy discounts up to 80% off on select PS games and add-ons! Below are some of the more notable titles below: PlayStation...

MyCard (MY) (SG): 《一个官人一个妻》福利礼包来袭!

MyCard (MY) (SG): 《一个官人一个妻》福利礼包来袭!


MyCard (MY) (SG): 《一个官人一个妻》福利礼包来袭!

活动时间:2020/ 09/ 21 - 2020/ 10/ 21 活动期间,购买指定面额MyCard 1000和2000点数,并于活动期间内直接储值《一个官人一个妻》成功,即可获得对应女神福利礼包哦~   立刻储值《一个官人一个妻》,获取福利礼包吧!   更多详情,请浏览: - 《一个官人一个妻》官方网址。

Leave a comment