Overwatch August 13 Update Tweaks Seven Heroes, Patch Notes Here

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Overwatch's August 13 update is now live on all platforms. The update solely focuses on hero balancing and tries to make the game more fun. Brigitte has been nerfed, as her base health is lowered to 150 and total healing to 90 instead of the previous 130. However, self-healing is not reduced by half anymore. Orisa also saw a reduction of base armor by 50. The radius of ‘Halt’ is also reduced by three meters, but projectile speed has been increased to 30.

Pharah received some tweaks for her Hover Jets and Barrage ability. The Hover Jets movement speed is increased by 20 percent, but the regen rate is reduced to 35 per second from the previous 50. The barrage duration is also reduced by 0.5 seconds.

Several other heroes were also tweaked. You can read all about them below and on the official site.




  • Base health lowered from 200 to 150


  • Total healing decreased from 130 to 90 (Healing reduced from 21 to 15 health per second)
  • Self-healing is no longer reduced by half



  • Base armor reduced from 250 to 200


  • Radius reduced from 7 to 4 meters
  • Projectile speed increased from 20 to 30


Hover Jets

  • Movement speed increased 20%
  • Regeneration rate reduced from 50 to 35 per second


  • Duration reduced from 3 to 2.5 seconds


Scrap Gun

  • (General) Ammo reduced from 6 to 5
  • (General) Damage per projectile increased from 6 to 7
  • (General) Recovery increased from 0.7 to 0.85 seconds


Experimental Barrier

  • Health reduced from 900 to 700
  • Regeneration rate reduced from 120 to 80 per second

Kinetic Grasp

  • Cooldown increased from 10 to 12 seconds



  • Cooldown reduced from 12 to 10 seconds


Orb of Destruction

  • (Secondary Fire) Charge rate increased 15% (0.6 down to 0.52 seconds per orb)
  • (Secondary Fire) Rate of fire increased from 8.5 to 9 shots per second

So what do you think? Are you interested in any of these tweaks? Is there any buff or nerf that you don’t agree with? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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