Overwatch 2 has launched a ton of reports and updates at this time, however all anybody is absolutely speaking about is a severe Mercy nerf. Whereas a number of the help characters together with Lucio, Zenyatta, and Brigitte obtained buffs, Mercy mains in every single place are most actually crying whereas studying the contents of those patch notes, which Kotaku obtained by way of e-mail.
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Mercy’s Guardian Angel cooldown (a capability that lets her goal an ally and rapidly fly in the direction of them by way of her employees), has been elevated from 1.5 seconds to 2.5 seconds. Her motion has been nerfed when utilizing Guardian Angel as properly, which is able to seemingly make her harder for lower-skilled gamers to study and grasp. Mercy’s healing-per-second has additionally been lowered, although it will likely be elevated for allies beneath half well being. Since all healers now passively regenerate their well being (which was as soon as one thing solely Mercy might do), she’s getting a brand new passive referred to as Sympathetic Restoration, the place she’ll heal herself for 25% of therapeutic completed to pleasant gamers together with her employees.
Whereas I can admit that enjoying towards a extremely good Sojourn or Pharah getting pocketed by an awesome Mercy is a nightmare, that is dangerous information for Mercy mains throughout. That the opposite healers have gotten some type of a buff, whether or not it’s a rise to Zenyatta’s ammo or Brigitte’s Restore Pack immediately therapeutic 25 well being along with the healing-over-time function, makes Mercy’s nerfs much more robust to swallow.
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Fortunately, Ramattra is lastly getting nerfed after beating the brakes off of me for the final a number of weeks: his final, a painful AoE assault that continues in perpetuity so long as you’re within it, now has a 20-second cap. Reinhardt obtained a slight nerf, in what’s certainly one of many modifications Blizzard is making in an try to focus on instantaneous or almost-instant kills—the direct hit injury of his Earshatter final might be lowered from 250 to 170, although his Hearth Strike injury will get somewhat increase.
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Other heroes like Junkrat and Widowmaker got slight nerfs that mirror Blizzard’s attempts to avoid quick kills: Junkrat’s Concussion Mine damage has dropped to hopefully avoid one-shot kills when combined with his grenade, and Widowmaker has less health so she’s more squishy.
And when not in role queue, all tank heroes will have less health, so as to prevent open queue competitive matches and other open matches from having a 5-stack of seemingly indestructible tanks. While a lot of these changes make sense, the Mercy nerf has me scratching my head. Oh well, not less than you’ll be able to date her within the official Overwatch relationship sim.