Having Reaper his ammo reloaded after Death Blossom is a welcome QoL change.
The changes to his Wraith Form are amazing!
Some players think he might become too strong, but I disagree. Reaper lacks range.
The speed change allows him to either escape the battle or chase after the enemy.
The ability to cancel it anytime allows him to bait out abilities and have him immediately start attacking again.
In overall do I think he became a much better tank buster.
Mei has always been an underpowered hero.
This change just might make her more relevant and balanced in the game.
One of Mei’s biggest problem was that she didn’t had a role in Overwatch. Was she meant to slow down and stop mobility or was she meant to take on tanks? Now she has a clear role. Be a counter to tanks. (Sure, she was great at being a point staller, but that’s not a healthy role in the game.)
This change also make Mei stronger at defending chokepoints and checkpoints.
The developers thought his burst damage on his secondary fire was a bit too high.
To be honest, I don’t think he needed this nerf.
I have seen plenty Zenyatta players killing enemies fast with his secondary fire, but I never considered it too strong.
He lacks mobility and heal teammates slow. Having high damage was a nice tradeoff.
And he probably has a high pickrate because of how useful his discord is.
I don’t think the nerfs will hurt him much, but I also think he didn’t needed it.
Dva needed a nerf.
If Mercy’s high pickrate was considered wrong and unbalanced, then why is Dva’s high pickrate acceptable?
Dva simply could do too much. Dive on an enemy while using DM and using her primary fire and rockets could deal a lot of damage and not many enemies could deal with that.
Reducing the explosive damage from the rockets is a good change to fix this problem.
And I’m glad the developers didn’t nerfed her too hard. Especially now that Mei, one of her counters, got buffed again.
Small changes like these are always welcome. I remember the developers nerfed Soldier’s damage by 1 and now is he considered one of the most balanced heroes in the game.
Maybe the same thing can be said about Dva?
This was my feedback on hero changes.
In overall do I think this PTR patch will do more good than harm. I look forward to have this patch on the live version.