Brigitte Nerfed in Overwatch Update

Brigitte received several nerfs in the latest Overwatch update.
Brigitte received several nerfs in the latest Overwatch update. / Courtesy of Blizzard

Brigitte nerfs headline the changes included in the Overwatch patch released Tuesday that also targeted several other heroes for adjustments and added competitive play queues.

Brigitte's Repair Pack no longer grants an additional armor health pool, and her Barrier Shield has had its maximum health reduced from 200 to 250, its cooldown when destroyed upped from three seconds to five, and its regeneration rate decreased from 100 health per second to 85.

"Granting additional maximum health is a powerful ability and has proven too effective when combined with the additional healing of Repair Pack," Blizzard wrote in a developer comment on the change. "Brigitte's barrier will now provide more protection up front, enabling her to withstand more directed fire, but will also have a longer downtime if it is destroyed."

Ashe also received a small nerf, while D.Va received buffs and Junkrat saw quality of life improvements. See the full list of Overwatch hero changes below.

Competitive queues starting with Season 23 now be split in two, one with role queue and one without. Each will have its own skill rating (SR) and leaderboard.

Meanwhile, the maximum SR earned after placements has been capped at 3,900. Players will still be matched with others of the same skill, and players will be able to raise their SR over the course of the season as normal.

This change is meant to reward players for staying active over the course of the season without penalizing them for not playing enough.

Overwatch June 30 Update Hero Changes



  • Cooldown increased from 10 to 12 seconds


Repair Pack

  • No longer grants an additional armor health pool

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