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Overwatch June 23 update nerfs Brigitte & Ashe, buffs D.va: patch notes

Published: 23/Jun/2020 19:39 Updated: 23/Jun/2020 19:42

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch patch has hit the live servers with several major changes to multiple heroes on the Experimental Card.

The big winner this patch is D.va who is getting several buffs. Her Fusion Canons have 10% less movement penalty, Defense Matrix’s cooldown is reduced by half a second and Micro Missiles have their delay reduced as well.

Overall, this means that D.va will be a bit more effective at doing damage and soaking it up with her Defense Matrix – could dive be making a major comeback in the meta with the Genji buffs on the live server? Only time will tell.

Meanwhile, Ashe sees her Dynamite’s cooldown increased by two seconds. This means you’ll need be a bit better at timing your ability. Dynamite can do major damage on many targets if connected, so with an extra two seconds to wait, you’ll be punished for not hitting your shots.

Brigitte also gets a major nerf with Repair Pack no longer granting additional armor to allies giving them extra HP. To compensate for this, however, her barrier health has increased by 50 HP, but its regeneration rate is decreased as well.

Dva from Overwatch smiles
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D.va mains should be happy with these buffs.

Finally, Junkrat’s Concussion Mine trigger delay has been reduced which will now let players use side jumps with ease again. Plus, players can take control of Junkrat sooner after using RIP Tire which is a nice quality of life change.

It will be interesting to see how many of these changes stay in the game after they finish testing them in the Experimental Mode.

Full patch notes below:

Ashe from Overwatch gasps
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Ashe got hit with a Dynamite nerf.

EXPERIMENTAL MODE

The next experiment begins! This time we’re hoping to get your feedback on some balance updates. We’re using the 2-2-2 Role Queue ruleset so that you can get a feel for how these balance changes might affect the live game.

HERO UPDATES (ONLY IN EXPERIMENTAL)

Ashe

Dynamite

  • Cooldown increased from 10 to 12 seconds

Brigitte

Repair Pack

  • No longer grants an additional armor health pool when healing full health targets

Barrier Shield

  • Maximum health increased from 200 to 250
  • Regeneration rate decreased from 100 to 85 health per second
  • Cooldown when destroyed increased from 3 to 5 seconds

D.Va

Fusion Cannons

  • Movement penalty reduced from 50 to 40%

Defense Matrix

  • Cooldown reduced from 1.5 to 1 second

Micro Missiles

  • Activation delay reduced from 0.5 to 0.25 seconds

Junkrat

Concussion Mine

  • Trigger delay reduced from 0.156 to 0.1 seconds

RIP-Tire

  • Time to take control of Junkrat post detonation has been reduced from 1.5 to 0.9 seconds
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Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch’s last patch on November 19 has finally given Sombra, Winston, and D.Va new Easter Egg karaoke voice lines on the Busan map.

The ability for certain heroes to sing on Busan isn’t exactly a secret, but it is a fun little Easter Egg hidden away. Devs have apparently been hard at work adding heroes to this exclusive club recently as well.

A few months ago Ashe, Baptiste, and Widowmaker joined the club, and, just before 2020 wraps up, Winston, Sombra, and D.Va have finally been let in on the fun as well.

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The karaoke spawn room on Busan lets Overwatch heroes sing their hearts out.

Apparently added during the November 19 patch, these new voice lines weren’t found by players until a few days later when videos started to pop up. Sure enough, all three have new voice lines, though we wouldn’t exactly call what Sombra is doing “singing.”

Instead of laying down any bars, Sombra simply discusses the merits of hacking, pays off all of the neighbors’ bills (how nice), and changes the Karaoke bar landlord’s WiFi password (not so nice).

Winston’s two lines play on him being both a great ape and a great scientist. One has him explaining the first law of thermodynamics to players: “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” His other is about clapping with his hands and feet since, you know, he’s a gorilla.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, at least for all of the D.Va players out there, are her new Karaoke lines. In Overwatch lore, Hana ‘D.Va’ Song is both an esports champion and K-POP star, so you’d think she would have gotten her lines much sooner than she did.

If the Tank singing “Pew Pew Pew” isn’t adorable enough, she also proudly proclaims, “someone has to save the world, it might as well be me,” along with another line in her native tongue, Korean.

This brings the number of heroes who can sing on Busan up to 17 with Winston, Sombra, and D.Va; which is officially more than half of the 32 heroes currently in the game.