Brigitte Gameplay Q&A with Geoff Goodman


#250

Do you think a hero like this is healthy for the game with multiple low cooldown stun abilities?


#251

With the arrival of LFG in the forums, do you have plans to put something like that directly into the game in the future?


#253

coughcoughDoomfistcough


#254

She’s a victim of gargantuan cooldowns. What can you even do against winston with her mobility. By the time he wake up jump will be off cd already


#255

She’s very weak to poke dive, how can she work around it?


(Geoff Goodman) #256

We’re always trying to get ahead of the meta and trying to predict what shifts are likely to take place. In this case, we’re seeing some potential for a big tank meta on the horizon, especially with Moira just recently being released and how good she is at healing multiple tanks.

We’ve actually had this sort of meta game in the past and overall it seemed often seemed more frustrating for players than even dive can be sometimes. So as a direct answer to your question i’d certainly be worried about buffing heroes like Roadhog, Zarya, and even Ana until we can get a better gauge on how the game is shifting.

In fact, we’re looking at buffing Reaper and Mei in an upcoming PTR patch (hopefully this week) since they could use a boost and they could help with this meta if it comes around.


Reaper and Mei buffs confirmed
Willing to bet $200 the devs don't touch Mei again for 6+ months
Reaper and Mei buffs confirmed
Reaper & Mei to Get Buffs! Geoff Speaks!
[Mei-gathread] Mei buff proposals and issues discussion
Thanks for making Reaper even more useless
Mei is still underpowered
Reaper buff? Im sooooo happy Jeff!
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Reaper and Mei Buffs Incoming
⬲ Get Ready for the Sniper Meta! ⟴
Reaper & Mei to Get Buffs! Geoff Speaks!
Willing to bet $200 the devs don't touch Mei again for 6+ months
Guess the garbage hero who can't counter brig and should
Does Mei need a rework?
Mei 10th: 1 month later
[Mei-gathread] Mei buff proposals and issues discussion
Ana powershift/ "rework"
If Blizzard was an animal
#257

Shield bash is the only stun- five seconds is low yes. It is also a maximum range of 6m, for a short range character built around melee combat.
Edit: Someone else has a point here, actually. Would you be complaining about Doomfist if he had better punch hitboxes, since his low CD stun can also one shot?


#258

Are there any concerns within the team about there being too much additional armor/shield, or too many barriers in the game with Brigitte? I feel it’s fine with her, but am worried about future heroes adding even more barriers and “health”.


#259

Reaper buffs :eyes::eyes::eyes::eyes::eyes::eyes::eyes::eyes:


#260

pls reply to this if possible…will we have a chance of having a melee dps in future?


(Geoff Goodman) #261

There’s always a chance! I hope you aren’t allergic to cats…


#262

How is Doomfist not a melee hero? That’s literally his whole shtick


#263

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh mei goodness!

Has her time finally come?!??


#264

How should people playing Brigitte use her Barrier Shield to be effective? Is it supposed to be a personal shield used to only shield herself from damage or is it meant to be used to help protect allies, such as supports, by standing in front of them?


#265

Disclaimer*
People here will be frustrated with any meta that doesn’t include their favorite hero, which will always be someone.


#266

How do you handle pro feedback?


#267

Why Can’t D.Va’s mech crouch?


#268

How will Brigitte fare in the future Torb meta?


#269

Yup It’s going to be dive or tank… always its just the nature of the game and players.


#270

read comments in this post u will understand…a primary melee ability with no cooldown is what I am talking about
post link=https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/overwatch/t/melee-dps-concept/16685?u=skullcrusher-12638