Overwatch PTR changes include Genji, Hanzo, Reaper buffs

And slight nerfs for Soldier: 76 and Reinhardt

Blizzard is at it again with some reasonable changes for your favorite Overwatch characters — especially if you’re a Genji or Hanzo main. The brothers have had their wall climbing abilities buffed, so they can immediately attack after their climb. Hanzo also got some tweaks to his bow, with a 10% increased charge speed. It’s a simple alteration to buff climbing but it’s one of my favorites to date as it fits their fast-paced gameplay style.

In other news Reaper now reloads instantly after using Wraith Form (!), an awesome change that makes the ability more viable when chasing. Orisa had her fusion driver damage reduced by 15% and her Protective Barrier cooldown reduced to eight seconds, Soldier: 76 had his bullet damage decreased from 20 to 19, and Reinhardt’s Earthshatter ultimate is now less powerful across the board (mainly they nerfed its ability to get vertical).

All good changes in my opinion! I just hope Sombra gets some love soon, as she has bar none the lowest winrate in the game across all modes (especially competitive).

PTR [Battle.net]

Chris Carter
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