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Overwatch's D.Va is getting some tweaks, and a new ability

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'Micro Missiles'

Like any competitive game Overwatch is due for character reworks and alterations from time to time, and D.Va is up next on the block. In a thread discussing potential changes to D.Va as requested by fans, Principal Designer Geoff Goodman kind of just popped in and said "oh yeah we're making significant changes, here they are." Given how big the game is, it's surprising to see the team be this hands-on with the community -- even more so than any other Blizzard team.

So what are those changes? Well her Defense Matrix is being nerfed with a higher energy drain (around 50%), but she can also use her core weapons while hovering, and gains a new ability -- Micro Missiles. Depending on how effective this power is, she might actually be more of a threat rather than functioning as a disruptor or meat shield. A new PTR will be on the way to test these changes out "soon."

Overwatch has been out for over a year at this point, so it's nice to see a staple launch character shaken up like this. We'll see how it pans out, but for now I'm hopeful that she'll be more fun to play. Right now her winrate is hovering on the high side with a high popularity level in competitive play, so these changes make even more sense from that perspective.

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