Today’s Overwatch patch nerfs McCree’s alt fire, slightly tweaks Widowmaker

Fan the hammer gets the nerf bat

[Update: Here are the official US patch notes.]

According to a translation from the official Taiwan Battle.net patch notes for Overwatch, today will see the famous McCree nerf update. His damage for his “fan the hammer” alternate fire will be decreased from 70 to 45, and the time before reloading will be decreased from 0.75 seconds to 0.3 seconds.

Widowmaker is getting a base decrease in her damage from 15 to 12 (to limit her body shot damage — Zenyatta says “thank you”), but her headshot multiplier is increased from x2 to x2.5. Players can only re-enter the sniping mode after the animation is finished, and the ultimate now costs 10% more meter. The infamous Reaper “teleport out of the ship” on Capture maps bug also seems to be addressed.

So yeah, slight tweaks abound! Everything seems good and these two characters both seem to be still viable. We’ll see how they play out.

Overwatch Patch Notes June 14 [Battle.net via Reddit]

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