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Is McCree the most powerful DPS hero in Overwatch after PTR update?

by Bill Cooney

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There were a ton of balance updates in this week's two Overwatch PTR patches, and before all the dust has even settled, it's become clear McCree's ultimate has gotten a serious upgrade.

The updates include changes for a majority of Overwatch's heroes, and is undoubtedly the most comprehensive patch Overwatch fans have gotten in awhile.

One of the updates McCree received was for his ultimate, High Noon, and it increases the damage per second of the ability from 275 to 550 after locking onto targets for 2.5 seconds.

Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment

This is a 100 percent increase, so that obviously means McCree does 100 percent more damage with his ultimate on the new patch.

To help visualize this insane increase in ultimate power, Reddit user mkwong made a handy line chart to show the change.

In the graph the Y axis represents damage dealt, and the x axis is the amount of time McCree charges his ultimate for.

mkwong
mkwong

Users in the comments of mkwong's post were already discussing the possibility of McCree using High Noon along with Baptiste's Immortality Field, an ultimate combo so new it doesn't even have a nickname... yet.

With McCree getting such a significant buff, we could see his pickrate improve, but we also have to put this change up against all the other changes that have happened in the patch.

Even if McCree isn't actually the most powerful DPS in Overwatch after the upgrade, it will be very interesting to see how the changes affect the game overall.