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Overwatch Patch 3.08 Notes Explained

New patch notes have been released on the Experimental.
New patch notes have been released on the Experimental. | Courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment.

On March 23, 2021, new patch notes were released for Overwatch's Patch 3.08, although these are mainly for the Experimental mode. The experiment is intended for use during the Overwatch League Experimental Card Tournament, but according to the official website, "there are no plans to implement these changes outside of this experimental card." Most changes were explained previously in this Tweet.

The official patch notes are on Overwatch's website, and they mirror the information revealed in Naeri's tweet. Beyond what was explained in this article, not much has changed beyond a few bug fixes. The main differences are the bug fixes.

For Genji, they fixed a bug that allowed him to use Dragonblade infinitely in some scenarios as well as another bug causing him to only gain one additional second of Dragonblade after killing multiple enemies in a single strike.

Overwatch Patch 3.08 Notes Explained

In Lucio's case, there was a bug causing some heroes to become unable to move is he used Crossfade to boost their speed.

Ana

  • Biotic Rifle Ammo increased from 12 to 14
  • Nano Boost can no be self-cast on Ana by using the interact key

Ashe

  • Dynamite damage reduced from 100 to 90

Baptiste

  • Regenerative Burst healing reduced from 75 to 65
  • Immortality Field now protects teammates to a minimum health threshold of 1 health, down from 20% of maximum
Bastion Buff Self-Repair increase movement speed
With more mobility, Bastion might be a more viable choice in Experimental. | Courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment.

Bastion

  • Self-Repair now increases movement speed increased by 25% while repairing

Brigitte

  • Inspire healing removed from teammates when Brigitte is eliminated

D.Va

  • Boosters duration increased from 2 to 3 seconds

Echo

  • When Duplicate ends, Echo will return to the health value she had prior to activating the ability, or to 100 health, whichever is higher

Genji

  • Shuriken secondary fire reduced from 9 to 8 meters
  • Dragonblade duration increased by 1 second for each kill while active
Hanzo's Dragonstrike received buffs in the Experimental.
Hanzo's Dragonstrike received buffs in the Experimental. | Courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment.

Hanzo

  • Dragonstrike travel speed increased by 20%
  • Dragonstrike damage increased by 20%
  • Distance before the dragon forms from the arrow shot reduced from 10 to 5 meters

Junkrat

  • Concussion Mine minimum damage increased from 30 to 35

Lucio

  • Soundwave cooldown increased from 4 to 6 seconds
  • Crossfade radius increased by 50%
  • Crossfade effectiveness increased by 20% at close range, falling off to -50% at maximum range

Mei

  • Endothermic Blaster ammo increased from 120 to 140

Mercy

  • Getting a killing blow with Guardian Angel will reset the cooldown

Orisa

  • Protective Barrier health increased from 600 to 700
  • Protective Barrier cooldown increased from 10 to 11 seconds

Pharah

  • New Passive: Damage taken while airborne decreased by 5% and damage taken while grounded increased by 10%

Reaper

  • Removed Shadowstep voice line triggered upon arrival

Reinhardt

  • Earthshatter stuns closer targets for up to 3 seconds. Targets at maximum range are stunned for the standard 2.5 seconds

Soldier: 76

  • Helix Rockets now has two charges
  • Rockets damage reduced from 40 impact + 80 explosive to 30 impact + 50 explosive
  • Self-damage scalar reduced from 50% to 40%
Most of Sombra's kit has returned to what it once was, with Hack's activation time increasing for example.
Most of Sombra's kit has returned to what it once was, with Hack's activation time increasing for example. | Courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment.

Sombra

  • Hack activation time increased from 0.65 seconds to 1.15 seconds
  • Hack duration increased from 5 to 6 seconds
  • Translocator cooldown is now triggered when the translocator is used or destroyed, instead of immediately after placement
  • Translocator cooldown reduced from 6 to 5 seconds

Symmetra

  • Sentry Turret placement travel speed increased from 15 to 20 meters per second

Torbjorn

  • Deploy Turret now has two charges
  • Turret damage reduced by 40%
  • Turret health reduced by 40%

Tracer

  • Base health increased from 150 to 175
  • Recall cooldown increased from 12 to 14 seconds

Widowmaker

  • Venom Mine damage increased from 75 to 120
  • Mine damage over time duration increased from 5 to 6 seconds
  • Mine trigger radius increased from 3 to 4 meters

Winston

  • Health/Armor has been redistributed from 350/150 to 335/165

Wrecking Ball

  • Size reduced by 15%
  • Quad Cannons ammo reduced from 80 to 70
  • Grappling Claw cooldown increased from 5 to 7 seconds
  • Adaptive Shield no longer prevents enemies from generating ultimate charge

Zarya

  • Projected Barrier range increased from 30 to 34 meters

Zenyatta

  • Transcendence movement speed multiplier increased from 2x to 2.3x