Overwatch received a significant update to its Public Test Realm on Wednesday bringing a new queue feature and plenty of balance changes. Here are the three best changes included in the patch.
1. Moira Healing Nerf
Moira's ability to heal multiple heroes quickly and simultaneously has made her place in the meta too powerful. In this latest patch, Blizzard dropped her healing per tick from four to 3.25, adding up to a decrease from 80 health per second to 65 per second.
2. While You Wait
While You Wait is a new feature allowing players to join a variety of game modes while they wait for their queues to pop. Overwatch's queueing system continues to improve, and this next step is a major step toward seamless matchmaking.
3. Barrier Meta Changes
Barrier meta has dominated Overwatch's competitive game, bogging game play down in boring and tedious shield wars. Nerfs to Reinhardt, Sigma and Orisa have pointedly and significantly weakened the strategy, allowing for a more dynamic gameplay experience.
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