Overwatch June 23 Experimental Mode Update Buffs D.Va, Patch Notes Here

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Overwatch Experimental mode has been a success. The developers at Blizzard have continuously tweaked the Heroes so that they can become more balanced. This week's Hero Update is now live, but only for the Experimental mode. The changes are live on every platform and if the reception is good, then we can expect these changes in the main build as well.

Ashe received a small nerf. Her Dynamite cooldown timer is increased by two seconds. Brigitte was heavily nerfed. Her Repair Pack will not provide additional health to fully healed allies. Her Barrier Shield cooldown is increased to five seconds when destroyed. The Regen rate is also reduced to 85 health per second. Not all changes for Brigitte are nerfs, though, as the maximum health of Barrier Shield is increased to 250 HP.

Some tweaks to D.Va were also made. Now she will move a little faster when using Fusion Cannons. The movement penalty is reduced by 10 percent. Her cooldown for Defence Matrix was reduced by 0.5 seconds and the activation delay of Micro Missiles was reduced to 0.25 seconds.

Do keep in mind that all these changes are temporary. It’s not a guarantee whether these changes will make their way to the main build or not, that only depends on the feedback from players.

The complete patch notes from the update are mentioned below or on the official site.

Overwatch Retail Patch Notes – June 23, 2020




  • Cooldown increased from 10 to 12 seconds


Repair Pack

  • No longer grants an additional armor health pool when healing full health targets

Barrier Shield

  • Maximum health increased from 200 to 250
  • Regeneration rate decreased from 100 to 85 health per second
  • Cooldown when destroyed increased from 3 to 5 seconds


Fusion Cannons

  • Movement penalty reduced from 50 to 40%

Defense Matrix

  • Cooldown reduced from 1.5 to 1 second

Micro Missiles

  • Activation delay reduced from 0.5 to 0.25 seconds


Concussion Mine

  • Trigger delay reduced from 0.156 to 0.1 seconds


  • Time to take control of Junkrat post detonation has been reduced from 1.5 to 0.9 seconds

So what do you think? Are you happy about these buffs and nerfs? What do you think about the D.Va buff? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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