Overwatch: Mei Bluff, Mercy Redesign, Zenyatta Nerf Discussed for Next Patch

A lot of changes may happen in Overwatch

By Grayshadow, Posted 12 Aug 2016

Overwatch designer Geoff Goodman has some new information regarding future buffs and nerfs in Overwatch.

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First off Zenyatta may face get weaker, specifically his Discord Orb:

"Zenyatta is definitely playing a lot better these days. At this point anecdotal feedback, internal stats, and competitive feedback are all showing hes actually a bit *too* strong at the moment."

"At this point we're looking likely to reduce some of his power in an upcoming patch, probably related to his Discord Orb."

Seems ironic seeing that the thread he posted on is titled "Don't nerf Zenyatta".

Mei and Mercy may receive buffs though. Regarding Mei Goodman said: 

While Mei currently doesn't see a ton of tournament or competitive play, I don't think shes super far off."

"Currently her ult can feel a bit unwieldy and inconsistent, especially when you compare it to other similar ults such as Reinhardt's. We're internally testing allowing the ultimate projectile she throws to pierce barriers (such as Reinhardt's shield), and increasing the radius a bit on it."

Mercy on the other Goodman responded to a comment from a fan regarding Mercy receiving a complete redesign.

That doesn't mean shes necessarily due for a new ability either. She already has a lot to do and think about when you're in the thick of combat. You're constantly deciding which beam to use, where to be positioned to stay safe and still help your team, and her Guardian Angel ability has almost no cooldown so its always on your mind as a re-positioning option."

"If she were to get a new ability it would ideally have to be something that she could use more 'outside of combat' or something that is generally used much more rarely."

If anyone needs a nerf it's Genji.

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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