No longer builds ultimate charge while using Self Destruct until after her mech detonates
Developer Comments: No longer building ultimate charge in the window of time between using Self Destruct and when it detonates is targeted at Echo’s Duplicate ability when copying D.Va. Echo’s accelerated ultimate charge enabled her to have Call Mech available before the Self Destruct explosion went off, making it very difficult for enemies to find a safe place to hide.
The nerf to the radius is fine, but the second nerf is barely going to effect dva. You literally get you mech back after you explode it anyway, and baby dva doesn’t fly around and isn’t exactly mobile like echo so she tended to never get her call mech back before the bomb went off.
Considering the things they did to her in the past I am pretty sure D.Va players are doing just fine.
I just found it funny that Echo is a problem and D.Va gets the nerf bat for it
This especially doesn’t bode well with me with 5v5 on the horizon.
If they “super buff” Tanks Echo will become even more of a problem, so they either have to go back on that (which would be terrible for Tanks), or remove Echos ability to copy Tanks (which would be terrible for Echo).
In a practical sense the ult charge need does not affect D.Va. The only way for her to get Call Mech before her bomb goes off is to boop a full health tank off a ledge such that she gets the kill credit after launching her mech.
The smaller radius is needed, as that OWL triple kill showed how it could have a bit of a silly range.
The only other thing I would like to see changed about it would be to get a red/blue graphic on the landing spot that clearly shows the threat zone.