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Brigitte Nerfs and Symmetra Buffs Arrive in Overwatch PTR Patch

Brigitte was nerfed in Overwatch's latest PTR patch, introduced Thursday
Brigitte was nerfed in Overwatch's latest PTR patch, introduced Thursday | Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard introduced several balance changes to the Overwatch Public Test Realm on Thursday, adjusting power levels for Wrecking Ball, Brigitte, Symmetra and Widowmaker. See the full changes below.

Wrecking Ball Nerfs in Feb. 6 Overwatch PTR Patch

Blizzard nerfed Wrecking Ball's Piledriver by reducing the amount of time victims lose air control from one second to half a second. This change makes Overwatch's resident hamster less effective at setting up targets for his teammates to take out.

Brigitte Nerfs in Feb. 6 Overwatch PTR Patch

Brigitte's Repair Pack armor over-heal was reduced from 75 armor to 50, and its HPS from 60 to 55. Both changes target Brigitte's healing, but the more substantial change affects the amount of armor she can bestow as Blizzard continues to reduce the effectiveness of armor in Overwatch.

Symmetra Buff in Feb. 6 Overwatch PTR Patch

Symmetra's secondary fire, Photon Projector, had its damage increased from 120 to 140. Blizzard didn't explain how damage would ramp as the attack charges.

Widowmaker Nerf in Feb. 6 Overwatch PTR Patch

Widowmaker's sniper rifle had its full charge time increased from 0.83 seconds to one second, making it charge slightly more slowly.

This PTR patch may be one of the last to focus on balance changes, as Blizzard plans to move such tests to the Experimental card coming in Overwatch Patch 1.45.