Latest Overwatch Patch Stars Mercy, Lucio And Cultist Zenyatta

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Cultist Zenyatta gazes into the Abyss, which gazes into you?
Cultist Zenyatta gazes into the Abyss, which gazes into you? (c) Blizzard

In the latest update to Overwatch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, both Mercy and Lucio are under the gun, with one fun change coming to Zenyatta as well.

The speed of Lucio’s Wall Ride has been fixed after a recent bug fix slowed his speed. The speed boost he receives after completing a wall ride has been increased by 65% to compensate.

As for Mercy, both her Guardian Angel ability and her Valkyrie ability have been tweaked. When using Guardian Angel, players can now glide past a targeted ally by using the jump key. The Cooldown for Guardian Angel no longer resets when Resurrect is activated.

As for Valkyrie, it no longer resets or reduces Resurrect’s cooldown. “Instead, it now provides an extra 'charge,' allowing you to revive an ally even if it is still on cooldown. If the bonus charge hasn’t been spent when Valkyrie ends, it will be removed,” said the dev team.

The change is intended to make Resurrect more flexible in conjunction with Valkyrie. “For example, in the past if you wanted to resurrect two teammates, you had to revive the first target, then activate Valkyrie (causing the Resurrect’s cooldown to reset), and then revive the other target. With this change, you can now activate Valkyrie and fly in quickly to resurrect both targets instantly,” the dev team explained.

This still reduces the overall number of Resurrects Mercy can provide, however, since Valkyrie no longe r reduces its cooldown.

Finally, the Cultist Zenyatta skin also received a number of additional voicelines. This may seem like a minor note tucked at the end of the patch notes, but it is not, because Cultist Zenyatta is awesome. Gaze into the Abyss, peons:

The patch notes also noted two small bug fixes for Mercy and Sombra, as well as a minor change for social status settings on PC. You can check them out here on the official Blizzard forums.

How do you feel about the changes to Lucio and Mercy? Did you enjoy Cultist Zenyatta’s new voice lines? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

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