Overwatch Patch 1.44 Notes Headlined by Baptiste Nerfs

Overwatch Patch 1.44 notes went live Thursday alongside the Overwatch Lunar New Year event. The patch was headlined by multiple nerfs to Baptiste.

These changes to Baptiste come after an outcry from fans that think that his kit is just way too strong at the moment in the meta. His Immortality Field takes the biggest of hits which most players would agree was too powerful. The healer's Ultimate also was nerfed as well.

Baptiste Nerfs Headline Newest Changes Overwatch Patch 1.44

Heroes such as Mei, Orisa, Hanzo and Doomfist also received a number of changes, mostly nerfs. Developers recognized that Mei's primary fire was too strong.

D.Va is the only hero received a buff in Patch 1.44, giving her boosters a shorter cool down. This allows the tank to better escape sticky situations and be more mobile. Check out the full patch notes below.

Overwatch Patch 1.44 Patch Notes

  • Baptiste
    Immortality Field
    - Maximum duration reduced from 8 to 5 seconds
    - Cooldown increased from 20 to 25 seconds
    Amplification Matrix
    - Ultimate cost increased by 20%
  • Mei
    Endothermic Blaster (Primary Fire)
    - Slowing effect now reduces enemy movement speed from 20-70%, down from 30-90%
    - Slowing effect duration reduced from 1.5 to 1.0 second
  • D.Va
    - Cooldown decreased from 5 to 3 seconds
  • Orisa
    - Damage reduction reduced from 50% to 40%
  • Hanzo
    Storm Bow (Primary Fire)
    - Maximum projectile speed reduced from 125 to 110
  • Doomfist
    Rising Uppercut
    - Recovery time increased from 0.2 to 0.35 seconds