Barely. I would not be surprised if she’s stronger now because now she’s better against armor.
Not directly, it’s the meta shift though. His teammates will be better against armor and overall it will be less common. That’s a big buff for Winston, worth getting his own armor nerfed for.
Something to keep in mind btw, this isn’t a huge nerf for armor. Nobody was even using pellets or rifles because they’re (they were? Ptr always makes that part of grammar confusing) useless, but even with all this burst damage flying around, we were still in a tank meta. The armor nerf just makes the substance less overwhelming for those most effected by it.
Anyway, back to the tanks.
Hammond mostly uses his adaptive shield to really tank so armor nerfs don’t hit him that hard, besides shotguns. He benefits the same way Winston does, the armor nerfs discourage the kind of meta thats been making him useless.
I dunno, if Brig is as useless as they say than she probably won’t be able to prop him up anymore. Then it just becomes season 9 again, except deathball sees more play because of buffs to a lot of its members like Lucio, Ana, Hanzo, Reaper, and Mei; but not Reinhardt.