Overwatch Patch Nerfs McCree and Changes Windowmaker

New Patch for Overwatch, expect changes

By Grayshadow, Posted 15 Jun 2016

The new patch for Overwatch adds new changes and fixes, specifically to McCree and Windowmaker.

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Blizzard promised that they would be making changes to both these characters after fans expressed interest in McCree's Fan the Hammer and Windowmakers insane damage. The patch is now available for PC.

“McCree was performing too well against all targets, making him feel like a must-pick in many situations,” the patch notes read. In response, Blizzard decreased alternative fire bullet damage from 75 to 45, also called Fan the Hammer where McCree unloads his entire gun clip. Recovery time has been increased to 0.3 seconds.

"By reducing the damage of his alternate fire, McCree is now significantly weaker against tanks like Roadhog and Reinhardt, but still maintains his lethality against smaller targets like Tracer and Genji.” Meaning McCree can still destroy weaker characters.

Widowmaker's scope shot damage has decreased from 15 to 12, but the multplier damage that increases depending on how long you aim is the same and headshots have been increased 2.5x. Players will now have to wait for the unscoping animation to finish before scoping again. The Infra-Sight Ultimate has been raised 10%.

“In the right hands, Widowmaker can often feel unstoppable—even when just landing body shots instead of critical heads shots,” Blizzard writes. “The changes to her alternate fire weaken body shot damage while leaving her headshot damage unchanged. Additionally, we felt her Ultimate ability, Infra-Sight, was coming up a little too frequently, especially considering its impact on the game.”

Other fixes include: 


Improved stability of the High Bandwidth option in Custom Games


Fixed a bug that allowed Mercy to gain Ultimate charge whenever damage boosting an ally who was attacking a barrier or Ice Wall

Fixed a bug that allowed Reaper to Shadow Step to unintended locations on certain maps


Fixed an issue with collision on certain areas of Dorado not blocking line of sight

Overwatch is now available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

Adam Siddiqui, NoobFeed
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Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher(s): Blizzard Entertainment
Developer(s): Blizzard Entertainment
Genres: First-Person Shooter
Themes: MOBA, PvP, 6v6 Brawl
Release Date: 2016-05-24

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