Latest Overwatch Update Balances Characters

By Will Cruz, 10 months ago
A new patch update has been released for Overwatch: Origins Edition, providing some key changes for two of the game's characters: Mercy and Junkrat. Hero balances in Overwatch can be minor or game-changing. If you enjoy playing as either Junkrat or Mercy, these changes will most certainly impact your next session.

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Check out the full patch notes below.

Patch Notes

General Updates

  • [XB1] Added 4K support for Xbox One X

Hero Updates

Junkrat
  • Concussion Mine
  • Now will deal less damage to targets farther away from the explosion’s center
Developer Comments: Junkrat has been enjoying the flexibility his double-charge Concussion Mine provides, but it has now become a bit too easy to throw out huge bursts of damage in a large area. With this change he can still dish out similar damage but he must now be more accurate with his tosses.

Mercy
  • Valkyrie
  • No longer makes Resurrect instant
  • No longer grants a bonus Resurrect charge
  • The speed bonus Guardian Angel receives when activating Valkyrie has been decreased by 50%
  • Duration reduced from 20 seconds to 15 seconds
Developer Comments: Mercy’s recent Resurrect changes have helped in allowing enemies to have more counter play in dealing with her, but she was able to use Resurrect through Valkyrie enough to largely mitigate the impact of the previous changes. Additionally, we’re toning back the amount of mobility Valkyrie provides through Guardian Angel and reducing its duration to overall reduce the power of this ability.

Bug Fixes

Heroes
  • Fixed a bug that caused D.Va’s face and hair textures to not load when her Black Cat skin was equipped

Patch Highlights

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Pre-purchase Goodies

When you pre-purchase a Digital Deluxe version of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth you’ll receive several Warcraft-themed goodies in Overwatch. Show your faction pride on the battlefields of tomorrow with emotes for Tracer; Horde- and Alliance-themed voice lines for Torbjörn; Anduin, Jaina, Sylvanas, and Saurfang sprays; and Kul Tiras and Zandalar player icons.
The latest patch is currently live for all to experience.

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Will Cruz
Written by Will Cruz
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