Game Director of Overwatch Discusses Recent Balance Changes

Why does Ana exist?

By Grayshadow, Posted 21 Jul 2016


Recently a new patch was introduced to Overwatch that buffed, with a 3 second self-destruct and won't kill, and Zenyatta, with a larger health pool and stronger. Nerfs Mercy's resurrection ability were made and changes McCree to ensure that he doesn't seem too overpower, killing tanks easily, but not too weak. 

The biggest addition is the new hero, Parah's mother Ana. Working as a sniper/medic the 22nd hero Jeff Kaplan explained in the latest Developer Update to explain that Ana was intended to extend the support choices. Kaplan also stated that more heroes are on the way.

Competitive play will have a one hero limit for now on. Kaplan explained that this choice wasn't about balancing issues but about fun. Stating that it isn't fun to watch 5 players with the same hero playing the game or having to deal with that situation. 

The patch is now available for PC and will come to Xbox One and PS4.

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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