Overwatch 1.46.1.0 Patch Notes: Plenty Of Character Balancing Incoming

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2016-05-24
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Blizzard released a new update for Overwatch which is live on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The main objective of this update is balancing the characters so that they are viable for competitive play. As an added bonus, for April Fools Day Blizzard decided to add googly eyes on every character as part of a prank.

Overwatch 1.46.1.0 Patch Notes

You can find the patch notes for the experimental mode below:

EXPERIMENTAL MODE

The next experiment begins! This time we're hoping to get your feedback on some balance updates. We're using the 2-2-2 Role Queue ruleset so that you can get a feel for how these balance changes might affect the live game.

 HERO UPDATES (ONLY IN EXPERIMENTAL)

Ashe

The Viper

  • Magazine size increased from 12 to 15
  • Shots no longer queue up the next shot if pressed slightly before recovery has finished
  • Unscoped shots to reach maximum spread increased from 4 to 6
  • Unscoped shots can now be fired much more quickly after firing a scoped shot
  • You can now start reloading much more quickly after firing a scoped shot

Genji

Shuriken (Secondary Fire)

  • Recovery lowered from 0.75 to 0.65 seconds

Mei

Endothermic Blaster

  • Maximum ammo reduced from 200 to 120

Endothermic Blaster (Secondary Fire)

  • Ammo cost reduced from 20 to 10

Pharah

Rocket Launcher

  • Explosion damage increased from 65 to 80
  • Impact damage decreased from 55 to 40

Reinhardt

General

  • Steadfast passive knockback resistance reduced from 50% to 30%

So, what are your thoughts on the new update for Overwatch? Are you planning on trying out the new Experimental update? Personally, I think it’s a fun game to play and you should check it out. Whatever your thoughts may be, let us know in the comments below.

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