Is it Christmas?


These PTR changes though :heart_eyes:

apparently you can’t play Horizon on the PTR… This day just keeps getting better :man_shrugging:


what are the changes exactly

isnt it the hanzo rework



New Escort Map: Rialto

Rialto was home to Talon agent Antonio Bartalotti’s sprawling estate and the backdrop to the infamous “Venice Incident,” a turning point for Overwatch and Talon. The Italian government has taken great steps to preserve Venice, and the results are striking. Tourists visiting this picturesque town can sample the regional cuisine, enjoy a relaxing gondola ride, visit Galleria D’arte Omnica, or simply take in the sights with a stroll along the canal.




Hitbox size has been reduced
Developer Comments: The hitbox on Genji’s Deflect was big enough that it would sometimes reflect projectiles that were pretty far away from him. We’ve tightened up the hitbox, which should solve this problem while still fully protecting him from projectiles that would hit him from the front.


Storm Bow

Projectile speed increased from 85 to 100
Sonic Arrow

Cooldown decreased from 20 seconds to 12 seconds

Duration decreased from 10 seconds to 6 seconds

Radius decreased from 10 meters to 7 meters

New Abilities


Press jump while in the air to leap horizontally
Storm Arrows

Replaces his existing Scatter Arrow ability

Hanzo can now rapidly fire up to 6 arrows that deal reduced damage but are always fired at full power

Developer Comments: The goal of these Hanzo changes is to allow him to have new options and maintain his high damage output, while removing the frustration of fighting against the old Scatter Arrow. Hanzo is now much more mobile with his new Lunge ability, and with the combination of the bow projectile speed increase and the new Storm Arrows ability he can now deal his high damage more consistently than ever before.


Frag Launcher

Projectile size decreased from 0.3 to 0.2

Tire movement speed decreased from 13 to 12
Developer Comments: These changes are aimed at lowering some of the most frustrating parts about playing against Junkrat. Decreasing the Frag Launcher’s projectile size means he will have to aim a bit more carefully to land powerful direct hits and slowing the RIP-Tire’s movement speed gives his opponents slightly more time to destroy it before it detonates.


Wall Ride

Wall riding is less likely to be interrupted along a single surface

Can now go around corners (both outside corners, and inside corners) without having to leave the wall

Can now land back on the same wall after leaping away, provided his leap takes him far enough away from the original jumping off point.


No longer consumes ammo
Developer Comments: Wall Ride has been significantly overhauled to allow it to function more smoothly across more areas of every map. Lúcio players should instantly notice a huge improvement in where and how Wall Ride can be used. In addition, Sonic Amplifier’s Soundwave ability was unnecessarily controlled by both a cooldown and an ammo cost, so we’re removing the ammo cost.


Pulse Bomb

Max damage decreased from 400 to 300
Developer Comments: Pulse Bomb was too good at killing tanks, who can be easy to stick due to their size. This damage reduction makes it less powerful as a tank-destroyer, while keeping it lethal against most other heroes.


This might be the best ptr change ever tbh. No more skilless tracers one shoting bastion and tanks with her ult. Junkrat requires a little more skill and doesn’t have his ridiculous hit boxes, and Hanzo has some new stuff 2.


mmmmmhhh this sentence just makes it feels like he really is one of the next hero we’ll have, doesn’t it? I can just imagine him being a better variant of the Talon heavy assault…


Good, only took them 2 years to figure that out.


And not a single Reinhardt bug was fixed :confounded:


Hopefully next time my friend.


They nerf Tracer. Rework Hanzo. Buff Lucio. Add a new map… all in the same PTR patch?

Did we get new devs or?


Good, only took them 2 years to figure that out.


Yeah, that’s sad. But look at the bright side. Scatter can’t kill Rein or break his shield and Tracer’s ult isn’t as effective anymore. Junkrats will sometimes miss more shots and the tire is a little bit easier to destroy. Not to forget that Genji doesn’t deflect every firestrike that doesn’t go his way. Rein can benefit from this… even if it’s just a little bit.


I think there is a glimpse of hope for Reinhardt. Junkrat Nerfs Hanzo changes and a Tracer NERF O.O! I’d be happy tbh. Tracer shouldn’t be 1 shotting 400HP tanks with her ultimate.


Music to my ears. :notes:


Official patch notes here: