Zarya has been on my mind a while as a character that’s just overperforming in their role.
Ever since they buffed her energy decay she has been a much bigger threat and I think the fact she appears so readily in the meta is no coincidence.
I don’t think she’s too far ahead after her last few nerfs but I think ultimately she’s still able to output a tiny bit too much damage.
I was originally thinking they might do something like cap her energy bonus so that her maximum potential damage is reduced, this would weaken her role in high energy games without devastating her in low energy games but I’m not so sure anymore that’s what they would try.
Now I’m more inclined to believe they might do to her left click the same thing they did to her right click. Reduce how wide the beam gets on high charge and how small the beam is on low charge.
I think they might go with a change like that as it would still allow really good Zarya’s to keep doing the work they are doing but at the same time it would make her slightly less effective against DPS when on high charge and slightly more forgiving on low charge.