Overwatch League Stage 3 won't be played on the patch currently testing on the Public Test Realm, according to Houston Outlaws player Jacob "JAKE" Lyons.


The Overwatch patch in question introduces several balance changes, perhaps most notably a nerf to the range of D.Va's Defense Matrix. Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles asked JAKE about adjusting to that change on a recent broadcast of Overwatch League Rewind.


"That's not the patch," JAKE replied. "I want to play with that [patch], don't get me wrong. I'm excited for D.Va nerfs."


D.Va's Defense Matrix has played a major role in the Overwatch League Season 2 meta game, as managing to neutralize ultimates such as Zarya's Graviton Surge can often be the deciding factor in team fights.


If the patch containing the D.Va nerfs won't be the one in use during Overwatch League Stage 3, Patch 1.36.0.1 will likely be used instead. That patch arrived May 21, when it introduced the Anniversary event and the Workshop, but no notable balance changes.


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