Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – February 6, 2020

Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – February 6, 2020

A new Overwatch patch is in development and now available for testing! To share your feedback or report any issues, please post in the PTR Feedback or PTR Bug Report forums.

Please note that the below patch notes only include changes currently available for testing on the PTR. While many of these changes may also be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in a future patch, the PTR is PC-only and only reflects changes coming specifically to that platform.

HERO UPDATES

Wrecking Ball

Piledriver

  • Affected players’ loss of air control reduced from 1 second to 0.5 seconds

Brigitte

Repair Pack

  • Armor over-heal reduced from 75 armor to 50 armor
  • HPS decreased from 60 to 55

Symmetra

Photon Projector (Secondary Fire)

  • Damage increased from 120 to 140

Widowmaker

Widow’s Kiss

  • Full charge time for scoped shots increased from 0.83 sec to 1 sec

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed a bug with sound occlusion that would sometimes cause sounds to be muffled more than intended when hidden behind walls
99 Likes

Good ridance. We won’t miss her.

God dammit Violet. Look at what you did.

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For those of you who are puzzled by all these substantial nerfs prevelant in the last few weeks, including the bring nerfs, let me explain. Power creep has overtaken this game to a ridiculous point, and I think Blizzard is finally starting to realize it and as such, they are in a way restoring their game to a much lower power level.

Yes, nerfs are gonna hurt but they are necessary at this point. The problem is heroes like Soldier, Genji, and Tracer all balanced but they are just useless compared to all the loads of buffs we have gotten. The problem is if they straight buffed Soldier/Genji they would risk being OP. And I think nerfing Brig was to try and bring back Soldier, Genji, and other sustained DPS. I think it was also to compensate for nerfing Widow, because then burst damage would be less reliable.

I think they’re gonna start nerfing a few heroes a week for now, particular targeting the meta. I’m glad to see this happen and I know as upsetting as it may seem, it is necessary. It may seem like they are going crazy with nerfs, but trust me they know what they are doing. They are trying to save their game.

100 Likes

Well this is gonna be a spicy player reaction.

16 Likes

Brigitte is actually so balanced. What are you doing?

101 Likes

Finally, could stand to be longer but this is a good start

Brigitte was already pretty underwhelming, no need for these changes really

91 Likes

Same thing they did to Sigma/Orisa/Baptiste.

Neuter the crap out of them before OWL starts up.

19 Likes

Considering how armor is now at 5hp value. I can see why they reduced armor. Some characters would use it as a tempo boost and not die by critical hits or blows. It made heroes like Tracer and Doomfist hard to kill if they got armor.
HPS Nerf is probably there, maybe, as a future heal general nerf. Imo. Not too sure, but considering some ch ages made to support this is probably one change bond to happen.

I rate this change for Brig 8/10.
Edit: this is coming from a Brig player who always pre pack repairs to teammates. It was pretty powerful to assist flankers or various other damage heroes that way deep into enemy team.

18 Likes

Interesting Hammy nerf…

I didnt think he needed one, but I feel like he should at least get some ammunition to his mag or something

10 Likes

Another patch, another CC reduction.

Really enjoying this.

80 Likes

Calm down, AyePatch.
It could be a nerf needed to making some support heroes not deal a lot of heals and we literally had armor reverted back to 5hps.
Best to delete some of that stuff just so any OW twitter users can’t screencap and show it to their fave streamers.

Edit: they made a copypasta post

2 Likes

I assume this is fully charged balls.

14 Likes

Bloody heck, finally.

However, I think the reason brig got another nerf is due to Widow own nerf since now, there’s less reason for her to heal a lot when someone gets a widow/hanzo shot.

I admit, Blizz is going on a right track.

3 Likes

Brig nerfs??? What???

13 Likes

Lul.

31 Likes

Oh wow, this will be interesting.

2 Likes

Ball nerf, Widow nerf, Brig nerf, and Sym buff?

Today was a good day.

16 Likes

When my teammates flank and go deep, my repair packs almost always get maximum value. They manage to secure the kill almost all the time with 1 or 2 repair packs.

As a Brig main, I’m ok with the nerf to repair packs. However, I still think Brig needs a self-sustain buff. I’d be ok with 50 hp on shields, or 10hps on self healing.

20 Likes

Also wait a sec, you’re giving Sym orb 140 damage?

I thought you didn’t do that to Junkrat because he’ll one-shot so many things?

That’s unfair, where’s Junkrat buff.

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