Overwatch June 23 Experimental Patch: Brigitte Receives Major Nerfs

Overwatch June 23 experimental patch explained.
Overwatch June 23 experimental patch explained. | Image courtesy of Blizzard

Overwatch June 23 experimental patch went live with some big changes to Brigitte. The newest patch to the PTR has big changes to heroes and instituted a 2-2-2 role queue to provide better data. The biggest changes that might be coming to Overwatch are to Brigitte, the only support hero with a shield.

Overwatch June 23 Experimental Patch Explained

Biggest Nerf - Brigitte

  • Repair Pack no longer grants an additional armor health pool when healing full-health targets
  • Barrier Shield maximum health increased from 200 to 250
  • Barrier Shield regeneration rate decreased from 100 to 85 health per second
  • Barrier Shield cooldown when destroyed increased from 3 to 5 seconds

Biggest Buff - D.Va

  • Fusion Cannons movement penalty reduced from 50 to 40%
  • Defense Matrix cooldown reduced from 1.5 to 1 second
  • Micro Missile activation delay reduced from 0.5 to 0.25 seconds

Small Buff - Junkrat

  • Concussion Mine trigger delay reduced from 0.156 to 0.1 seconds
  • RIP-Tire time to take control of Junkrat post-detonation has been reduced from 1.5 to 0.9 seconds

Small Nerf - Ashe

  • Dynamite cooldown increased from 10 to 12 seconds

Keep in mind, experimental patches doesn't mean that all of the changes will get pushed live. They're a means to test out changes to the game before hitting live servers.