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Overwatch Patch

The Overwatch Forums have patch notes for a new update that's now live in Overwatch, updating Blizzard's multiplayer shooter. This includes World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Deluxe Edition prepurchase bonuses, a bug fix, and nerfs for both Mercy and Junkrat. Here's word on the nerfs:

Junkrat

  • Concussion Mine
    • Now will deal less damage to targets farther away from the explosionís 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: Mercyís 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, weíre toning back the amount of mobility Valkyrie provides through Guardian Angel and reducing its duration to overall reduce the power of this ability.

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5. Re: Overwatch Patch Jan 31, 2018, 15:41 theglaze
 
The changes now make mercy a non-required support, and thatís more in line with proper balancing.

Also, the slower movement speed during Valkyrie makes her aim easier to control, and Iíve seen multiple POTG with a Mercy flying around and landing consistent headshots.
 
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4. Re: Overwatch Patch Jan 31, 2018, 09:38 Frijoles
 
beigemore wrote on Jan 31, 2018, 08:41:
As a Junkrat player, I am ok with this change.

As a Junkrat player, I thought this was how it worked before.
 
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3. Re: Overwatch Patch Jan 31, 2018, 08:41 beigemore
 
As a Junkrat player, I am ok with this change.  
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2. Re: Overwatch Patch Jan 31, 2018, 07:13 Rhett
 
I was gonna say, I haven't played OW in ages, but every time I see patch notes there's a Mercy nerf. Yikes.

Then again, I mained Ana. Suck it, blondie!
 
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1. Re: Overwatch Patch Jan 30, 2018, 22:48 Steele Johnson
 
Thereís practically no reason to play Mercy anymore. Nerfed to rock-bottom.  
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