Overwatch Junkrat buff went live on the Overwatch Public Test Region last week. The buff increased his Frag Launcher damage by 20 upon direct impact, meaning the hero will be even more threatening than he already was.
The change will make Junkrat the best counter to GOATS, and might even help the Overwatch meta move away from its current state.
The above changes have made it to the PTR and now there are comments. They also fixed the bug in the first version of this PTR patch that vastly increased the speed of https://t.co/pE4eZci3S1's Boosters and Mercy Valk while Lucio Speed Boosted them. https://t.co/xpykBSjDOM pic.twitter.com/tq7YRm7NTO— Overbuff (@Overbuff) March 1, 2019
Junkrat is typically seen as an easy way to counter particularly strong tank heroes, like Reinhardt. A player with good aim that can land the grenades from Junkrat's Frag Launcher will be able to take down a Reinhardt shield with ease. The buff will make Junkrat even better against GOATS -- which theoretically took a hit with the new Lúcio nerf