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Symmetra Nerf, Wrecking Ball Buff Revealed in New Overwatch Patch

Ana and Symmetra received a console only change in the latest Overwatch patch.
Ana and Symmetra received a console only change in the latest Overwatch patch. | Photo courtesy of Blizzard

Small Symmetra buffs and Wrecking Ball nerfs went live Wednesday in a new Overwatch patch.

The minor changes coincided with changes to Widowmaker and Brigitte as well as two small console-only tweaks to Ana and Symmetra.

The damage on Symmetra's Photon Projector was increased from 120 to 140.

"Increasing Photon Projectors max damage allows Symmetra to play more effectively at a safer range when necessary," the developers wrote in the patch notes.

Wrecking Ball's nerf, meanwhile, happened to his Piledriver. Affected players' loss of air control was reduced from 1 second to 0.5 seconds.

"This change allows Wrecking Ball’s enemies to regain control of their movement more quickly to try and avoid attacks, making Piledriver combos a bit less deadly," the developers wrote.

Neither change is meta-shifting to Overwatch but should nonetheless be interesting for players to navigate.