Why is Blizzard silent on Brigette

In what way is she “absurd” in that category? The only thing I can see she needs change on is her ultimate, armour is rather strong so it needs to decay like Lucio’s shield. But that’s about the only thing I think needs changing on her.

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Hi. Sorry for not posting in awhile. This is the first time I’ve had time to check the forums all week. As you know, we have some changes patching in to the game today (Rialto PvP, Hanzo Storm Arrow, Brigitte shield adjustment). We also have a PTR deploy that we’re hoping to get up by the end of the week (originally it was scheduled for earlier this week but some bugs came up that were critical to fix so we held on to it). We expected the PTR w/ patch notes to go live so therefore were less concerned with communicating via forums and/or social and were surprised when it did not go live.

The PTR build (when it goes live) has some balance adjustments. The max armor from Brigitte’s ultimate is down from 150 to 100. We’re also discussing some other changes that might make it onto the PTR when it goes live or might go live next week (if at all).

We were trying some interesting things with Ana as well. I’m not sure which of the changes (if any) will make it on to this PTR cycle (some of the changes required new tech so we need to keep testing before rushing something out). Please interpret that as: we’re interested in making some minor improvements to Ana but they may or may not make this PTR cycle. We’re also looking closely and Brigitte and we are reading and appreciative of the feedback.


Thanks jeff now finally we got an answer. I’m sure everyone will be happy about these brigitte nerfs.

Please nerf her shield bash cd too thanks.


They’re likely rolling out her PTR nerf today. They’ll give it some more time, and then decide if they need to do anything more.


Now can everyone stop their “Nerf Brigitte!” posts please?


Ahh ha ha
The irony of the thread title.
also, hi Stylosa.


Yeah, Pappa Jeff has spoken. You get your shield nerf. Be happy forum. :speak_no_evil:

Hey Jeff, appreciate your response on the forums. Will this PTR also contain some bug fixes for Reinhardt and Sombra?
Reinhardt fixes were announced for mid april and Geoff said you wanted to keep a close eye to Sombra, but we got nothing yet.




at least she doesnt get a huge advantage in the next fight thanks to ending the previous fight with ult

Good so Hanzo is going out today I can link your post as a proof now thanks. :smile:

Yeah, in essence they don’t. But my point is, I doubt that these balancing changes are made out of incompetence. I think it’s 100% intentional and a calculated move.

It won’t take that long. I suspect in a couple of weeks we’ll see some small nerf. People act like if they don’t make a change this week then the sky will fall. It’s really ridiculous.

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Brigitte nerf yeah yeah. but ANA BUFF :smiley:
It’s been 84 years…


The funniest bit about Jeffs response is that he said nothing about her shield stun cooldown.

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Just for reference, tracking backwards Jeff Kaplan also said that they don’t want to specifically force a change in the meta and that it should be natural. Over time Blizzard admits it’s mistakes but not by saying it outright, but by presenting new ideas or overhauls to a system without admitting any sort of fault of their own.
Want more proof?

1 Hanzo took 2 years to overhaul scatter arrow
2. Roadhog took 1 year to get rid of the hook and 1hko combo
3. OW launched with no hero limit which resulted in not working at all in balance
4. Competitive is still in a perpetual zone of bad with extremely slow changes to make it not this

Enter the Strange Sphere of Blizzard via Overwatch

5.Blizzard continues to come out and try to find ways to punish toxicity more and more. Automatically now with robots. They still don’t see how it’s the systems currently in place (lack of promoting ways to group with players and proper way to rank people in competitive feeling fair and giving balanced matches aka queing people up choosing specific roles!!! Please remove the one sided match conundrum and the game would get better on a framework).


I thought that was implied by the shield part.

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cause he knows to stand further than 6 meters from her and break the shield ^^


Hey Jeff, thanks for taking the time to post today.

Do you think we could get any teases as to what the team are thinking to do with Ana? I still pick her up now and again, but I know myself and a lot of players have a big quandary of “Why pick Ana over X hero?” Just curious as I’ve always loved her design and what she brings to the game, but I’ve found it hard to justify picking her for a long time.