More Changes to Ana and Brigitte Added to Overwatch PTR

by Joe O'Brien


Overwatch heroes Ana and Brigitte have received additional minor changes on the Public Test Realm.

Both heroes have been the topic of much discussion recently. Brigitte’s addition to the competitive playlist for Season 10 brought her into sharper focus for balance discussions, which in turn shone a light on Ana’s relative standing.


For many players, Brigitte seems to be in need of a minor nerf, while Ana could use a minor buff to make her more competitive.

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan recently commented on both heroes, stating that the team were working on minor adjustments for both, but that some or all of those adjustments may not be included in this patch cycle.


The current PTR patch originally went live on May 3rd, with each hero receiving one adjustment. Another adjustment for each has now been added, although whether this is the last of the changes remains to be seen.

The full list of changes to both heroes on the current PTR compared to the live servers can be seen below:


Biotic Rifle

  • No longer impacts allies with full health
  • Increased clip size from 10 to 14



  • Maximum armor per player reduced from 150 to 100

Shield Bash

  • Increased cooldown from 5 to 6 seconds