Baptiste's Immortality Field Potentially to Receive Nerfs

Baptiste's Immortality Field may receive a nerf soon, per Jeff Kaplan
Baptiste's Immortality Field may receive a nerf soon, per Jeff Kaplan | Blizzard Entertainment

Baptiste's Immortality Field may receive nerfs in the near future, according to Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan.

"We're trying out some changes to immortality field to make it less oppressive," Kaplan wrote on the competitive Overwatch subreddit. "i missed the playtest today so i'll ask the crew how it went."

Kaplan wrote in response to a balance suggestion from Reddit user u/PhoustPhoustPhoust, whose post argued the Immortality Field had too short an effective cooldown. In the live version of Overwatch, the ability's 20-second cooldown starts as soon as Baptiste deploys the field. This means the effective downtime between casts can be as short as 12 seconds, provided the field isn't destroyed by the enemy team.

PhoustPhoustPhoust argued the cooldown should begin after the field has either ended or been destroyed, as its current state made it too powerful.

Kaplan did not share how Blizzard plans to change the ability, and has yet to follow up on his original post with more information.