You pushed an update and *still* left the Hanzo buff in?

LIke, I would’ve understood a little bit if you weren’t planning on pushing a patch at all since I know you guys have to jump through a lot more hoops to push an update to the console versions of the game, but you did push an update and intentionally left the “accidental” Hanzo buff in the game?

I really don’t understand why lol why keep a completely unintentional buff on, of all skills in the game, scatter arrow and have it stay that way until his rework comes? You say his rework is coming soon, but how soon is it going to be pushed to the live servers? He’ll clearly get uploaded to the PTR first for 3-4 weeks at least until you push him live, so I guess we’ll either just have to live with a buffed scatter arrow or ignore comp for a month then?

Really Blizz, this is just unprofessional to pull something like this…especially in a competitive game. I always try to advocate that the devs have a good idea of what they’re doing when it comes to running their game, but to be so lazy to not revert a mistake like this makes it really hard to do so in this case. Please be better in the future <3


It’s because scatter is going to be gone in a couple weeks, it’ll be pointless to spend time changing it.


Oh you’ll live.

The rework might drop on the PTR right before the event ends.


Hanzo has never been balanced. He has always been broken and too strong. The new ability will make “good” hanzo players more consistent, so he will get even stronger. You should have notices that it’s not Blizzard’s intention to balance the game. Otherwise many heroes would have to be adressed.


lol it’s literally changing a number in the code, what time do you think would be spent changing it?

It’s the fact that they shipped a patch without changing it that has me floored. It’s just plain lazy to not include it.


Yeah, but they added a small update yesterday, but didn’t bother changing it even though they could’ve. Spare us from the hanzo spam for a couple of days pls.


More than just a couple days lol it’s going to be easily 3-4 weeks until he gets pushed to the live servers, and that’s assuming he’s going to get pushed to the PTR this week

EDIT: Maybe 2 if we’re lucky

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He’s not instantly more viable because he can scatter more. It’s still an awfully inconsistent ability.


Says who ?

Could be for a week for all you know.

That’s just it though, they didn’t tell us when. They have something broken/unintentional and should have been fixed yesterday, but decided to leave it in till later when it qualifies as a hotfix issue. Its terrible QA and is setting a bad precedent moving forward. What happens if they release something that fundamentally changes the game for the worse, they’ll say “screw it, leave it in” because we as paying customers didn’t call them out.


That’s just more proof that Hanzo change wasn’t an accident. If it were, changing one number in code is all it takes to fix it. But it probably isn’t. They probably decreased the cooldown intentionally so that they could gauge how will it affect Hanzo and his winrate if scatter is more available than before. Then they can use that as an indicator of how important scatter to Hanzo is so that they can decide on the cooldowns of the new abilities.


If it’s game breaking, then we can complain.

Something that isn’t really all that significant that’ll be removed in two weeks or so ? I don’t see the problem

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Ever heard the phrase “give an inch, they’ll take a mile”?


You’re complaining based on prediction ?

I’m complaining because this isn’t the first time they’ve done this. We keep being ok with things like this what is to stop them from pushing the envelope? They are a business with a product, if they want to remain profitable QA needs to be a priority unless we really are dumb enough to just take what we get, no questions asked.


If it’s not significant and it’s getting removed soon ,I don’t see any reason to whine.

The fact that if it matters, we’ll complain.

To me ,it sounds like it isn’t about business or whatnot ,it’s about you being salty that your mains got their counter buffed for a short while .

Except I don’t have any real issues with Hanzo, but if this was unintentional, like so many other things they’ve done, AND its not something community or testing approved it should not be in the game, PERIOD.

You really shouldn’t be fanboy-ing them over this, it just tells them this is OK behavior as such a high level developer.

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Wait are you literally trying to say that the hero who was used as an insult was overpowered?


It’s not hard to go into the code and change the scatter cooldown number from 8 to 10, it’s just an excuse to be lazy.