Overwatch Experimental Patch Notes Aug. 24: Hero Changes

The Overwatch Experimental patch notes for Aug. 24 are here, check out the hero changes.
The Overwatch Experimental patch notes for Aug. 24 are here, check out the hero changes. | Photo courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment

The Overwatch Experimental patch notes for Aug. 24 are here, check out the hero changes.

As part of the latest experimental patch notes, Overwatch game developers are seeking feedback in regards to balance updates that lean toward reducing some heroes’ damage and healing outputs. In their patch notes, Blizzard Entertainment said this experiment would test using the 2-2-2 Role Queue ruleset so that players can get a feel for how these balance changes might affect the live game.

It will be interesting to see how this experimental patch affects the pecking order for Hero's. The list of changes are as follows:

Ana
Biotic Rifle

  • Ammo reduced from 14 to 12

Ashe
The Viper

  • Max ammo reduced from 15 to 12
  • Aim-down sights damage reduced from 85 to 80

Baptiste
Biotic Launcher

  • Grenade ammo reduced from 12 to 10

Regenerative Burst

  • Total healing reduced from 150 to 75
  • Baptiste now receives twice as much healing from Regenerative Burst

Junkrat
Frag Launcher

  • Impact damage reduced from 50 to 40 (Total 130 to 120)

McCree
Peacekeeper

  • Recovery increased from 0.42 to 0.50

Overwatch Experimental Patch Notes Aug. 24: Hero Changes

Moira
Biotic Grasp

  • Lingering heal reduced from 4 seconds to 2 seconds (Total healing from 65 down to 35)
  • Healing per second increased from 65 to 70
  • Healing resource consumption rate increased from 11 to 14 (27%)
  • Attach angle reduced by 37%
  • Healing resource gain rate increased by 50%

Orisa
Halt!

  • Radius increased from 4 to 5
  • Projectile speed reduced from 30 to 25

Pharah
Rocket Launcher

  • Recovery increased from 0.75 to 0.85

Symmetra
Photon Projector

  • Max damage reduced from 140 to 120

Widowmaker
Widow's Kiss

  • Max ammo increased from 30 to 35
  • Scoped ammo cost increased from 3 to 5
  • Scoped shots now have up to 50% damage falloff from 60-85 meters

Zarya
Particle Cannon

  • Ammo cost increased from 20 to 25