Incoming PTR Changes

This post is to track further updates to the PTR as we make them. The following changes are planned for a PTR patch that will probably come on Monday.


  • Shield Bash
    • Damage reduced from 50 to 5
  • Inspire Passive
    • Cooldown reduced from 1.5s to 1.0s
    • Duration increased from 5s to 6s
    • Total healing increased from 80 to 100

Dev Notes: Reduces Shield Bash’s damage reduces her total stun combo damage potential while still allowing Whip Shot and her basic melee attacks to retain their full strength. Brigitte is a hybrid tank/healer, and lately we’ve been reducing her effectiveness by reducing the power of her non-healing functionality, but we want to make sure she is still a viable pick so we’re increasing the uptime of her Inspire passive to help increase her overall healing output.


  • Seismic Slam
    • Victims no longer lose air control while being pulled in.
  • Meteor Strike
    • Inner ring damage radius increased from 1.5m to 2.0m. This is the ring where Meteor Strike deals its full 300 damage.
    • Max damage outside of inner ring decreased from 300 to 200. This is the ring where damage falloff happens, which still reduces the damage down to 15 at max range.

Dev Notes: The PTR Doomfist changes are all about trying to give his enemies more opportunities to effectively fight back, and these changes are no exception. The Meteor Strike changes will make it harder to secure a “free” kill on heroes without mobility such as Zenyatta or Ana, while still preserving its max potential damage when aimed well or when combined with other abilities such as Graviton Surge or Sleep Dart.

Overall we’re looking carefully at the amount of crowd control abilities (such as stuns and knockbacks that remove air control) and seeing if we can remove or reduce some of the effectiveness of some of these. Any further changes to this PTR will be posted in this thread as well.

Brig no longer can combo Tracer
Brig Needs a massive rework
Further Brigitte Nerfs coming Monday
Brig no longer can combo Tracer
Brig Needs a massive rework
Tell me this is a joke
Easyfist will farm ana and zen even harder now
Goodbye, overwatch (rant)
This is too much
Doomfist seismic slam distance reduction sends him to F tier and then some
I LOVE the Brigitte rework
What is the point of brig?
This is beautiful
The issue with Overwatch and why I'm temporarily leaving it:
Sigh... Brig is more useless now
What even is this!?!?!?
Easyfist will farm ana and zen even harder now
Brig no longer can combo Tracer
Best PTR update to date!
Now that they did the right Briggite nerf, they should give her defensive buffs
So the devs are looking into CC. Do you think they should be looking at mobility as well?
Nerf Reinhardt’s Pin
Reduce it to 10 instead 5?
Initial reaction to Brig change
My opinion on the Doomfist nerfs
Shield bash goes through shields or does 50 damage. Choose
Small clariication, please?
Waiting for doomfist buffs now
Whats with the over nerfing?
Brig is actually the lowest picked healer overall
Sombra is THE MOST OVERPOWERED hero in overwatch!
Dear brig mains, Brig is more annoying than Tracer
Brig no longer can combo Tracer
Brig no longer can combo Tracer
Blizzard response to Seagull?
The Inspire "buff" is insulting
Why not make him louder?
Brig no longer can combo Tracer
Yo Brigitte players, stop scapegoating tracer
Devs: "We're making Brig an actual support"; People who love abusing OP characters: *riot*
Brig gets 0.667 more hps
So, what happened?
I wonder how many support mains will switch to DPS?
I think this patch makes GOATS stronger
Brigitte healing "buff"
:shield: Question for Brigitte Mains | Is She Still Fun to Play?
Let's just nerf healer damage across the board
Did Doomfist got Nerf in this Patch?
This is the equivilant of Roadhog's changes
The Brig nerf should have stopped at not being able to bash through Shields
To the Doomfist players
Nerf Soldier's healing by 90%
Game Pretty Much Ruined By CC
The Brig nerf should have stopped at not being able to bash through Shields
Incoming PTR feedback
Nerf Soldier's healing by 90%
PSA: Sombra counters Tracer
Can we try some other things?
Briggetta Passive Ability
Who is responsible for brig nerf
Now you can say Doomfist takes skill
Can someone inform me of the upcoming ptr changes?
Who are the top 3 buggiest heroes?
Where can I find PTR patch notes?
Suggestions for Brigitte
Any plan to reel hack in like Brigitte+doomfist's CC?
Any update on the CC changes?
Any update on the CC changes?
So what happened with the "reducing CC" that was being looked into?
Doomfist bug or intended?
Brigitte overnerfed?!?
Next hero being hunted/nerfed?
"Remove or reduce" CC
Brigitte Repair Pack Changes
Brig no longer can combo Tracer
Zennyatta/doomfist vs briggite/tracer?
Tracer One Clippper
Someone explain this logic to me
Thx for ptr changes!
Regarding the recent PTR changes:
What's the point of brig's stun now?
CC is a problem
Brig no longer can combo Tracer
Brigitte Repair Pack Changes

Hey folks, PTR build 53030 is now live which includes these changes. Cheers!