A new Overwatch update has been deployed across all platforms, bringing big changes to two of the most controversial characters. Both Mercy and Junkrat have faced the wrath of Blizzard, experiencing nerfs that will really impact how rounds play out.
Find the full list of patch notes below:
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[XB1] Added 4K support for Xbox One X
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.
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.
Fixed a bug that caused D.Va’s face and hair textures to not load when her Black Cat skin was equipped
Are you still maining Mercy? If so, let us know how you’ve adapted to these changes!
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