Overwatch McCree buff accompanied buffs for Baptiste, Orisa and Symmetra, plus nerfs for D.Va and Torbjörn in Thursday's Overwatch Public Test Realm update, Patch 1.27.0.0.58509.


McCree's primary fire recovery was reduced from 0.5 seconds to 0.4 seconds, as Overwatch developer Blizzard wanted to buff his damage output without changing the number of shots necessary to kill an enemy.


Baptiste's Biotic Launcher had its heal ammo capacity increased from 10 to 12 and his Amplification Matrix duration increased from eight to 10 seconds. Orisa's Protective Barrier can now be deployed with interrupting her reload animation, and Symmetra's Teleporter can now be interacted with from 1.5 meters away instead of one.


Overwatch D.Va Nerf and Torbjörn Nerf Hit PTR


D.Va's Defense Matrix has been a major part of Overwatch League play this season as eating Graviton Surges has meant the difference in dozens of team fights. Blizzard has moved to reduce ability's effectiveness by shrinking its range from 15 meters to 10, forcing players to position more carefully.


Torbjörn's nerf was a more straightforward damage reduction, taking his Rivet Gun secondary fire damage per pellet down from 12.5 to 10.5.


Thursday's update also added the new Replay feature and changes to the Workshop.


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