This argument is something I have seen many times already, the “Reaper is performing okay in low tier/it’s really easy to make him too powerful”
1st, performing fine in low tier isn’t a judgement of anything. Pretty much any hero can be used effectively in bronze to plat by someone with a bit more skill.
2nd, Reaper has never even been effective. I can’t imagine how many buffs you need to make him “too powerful”, but I hardly think the devs would be willing to buff him that far ever. At this point, 1 or 2 buffs would be all I am looking for, and it’s highly unlikely a rational buff would make him instantly OP.
3rd, a hero that is (very/too) effective at lower ranks and not effective at higher ranks at all…isn’t that the exact reason they changed Torbjorn and Bastion? Doesn’t this further suggest Reaper need changes?
Mc cree was a victim of being the first Bridgette, they introduced a character to solve their balance problem, he was predictably too strong, and then they just nerfed him, then because two pros can sort of make him work occasionally they refused to fix his kit.
Yeah. It’s been a very, very sad road for Reaper. Possibly why he’s so edgy as it is. Self fulfilling prophecy and all.
I do have faith they’ll come around and give him something soon. I feel they’ve been getting better at balancing and fixing heroes now that they’ve gotten their feet under themselves some (at the cost of extra event game modes and such [which I’m all for quality of life > events]).
So here’s to hoping that as of late they’ve seen some of the shadowstep buff suggestions. The smoke grenade alt fire suggestions. The hellfire shotgun tweak suggestions. The armor piercing rounds suggestions. The death blossom tweak/buff suggestions. The “Reaper needs something. Anything!” suggestions. The fact is, they do care about the game. There are many characters to worry about. So it’s a matter of time before he gets his (at least that’s what I keep telling myself)