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Overwatch Lead Developer Geoff Goodman Confirms A Hanzo Nerf is Coming

Published: 16/May/2018 17:29 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:54

by Joe O'Brien


Overwatch lead developer Geoff Goodman has confirmed that a nerf is on its way for Hanzo.

The news comes amid discussion over the hero’s current power level, which many players believe to be too high.

Hanzo recently received a major update, with the most significant change being the replacement of his Scatter Shot ability with a new ability, Storm Shot. Storm Shot allows Hanzo to rapid-fire up to six arrows, at maximum power but dealing reduced damage.

While the change has certainly made Hanzo more viable, many players claim that he’s now too powerful, with the Storm Shot ability in particular giving Hanzo huge burst potential and comfort at close range as well as at a distance.

Geoff Goodman has now confirmed that a nerf is in fact incoming. The damage dealt by Hanzo’s Storm Shot arrows will be reduced, from 80 to 70.

While the change might not seem massive, it has some fairly significant implications, removing the ability for Storm Shot arrows to one-shot full-health heroes with a head-shot.

“We’ve been testing some nerfs internally and have decided to make a change for the upcoming patch.

We’re reducing the damage per arrow from 80 to 70, which not only drops them out of one-shot territory for 200 hp heroes (w/ dmg boost), but also drops them out of one-shot range of 150 heroes such as Tracer and D.Va pilot.

The ability will still be very strong overall, but this change should help mitigate the most frustrating element of fighting against it. We’re looking at getting this change up onto the PTR soon.”

There is currently no information as to when the next patch should be expected, but based on the recent pace of updates from Blizzard it’s likely to arrive in days rather than weeks.


How to use OP Torb turret placement in Overwatch Junkenstein’s Revenge

Published: 28/Oct/2020 0:20

by Bill Cooney


Junkenstein’s Revenge is one of the best ways to earn loot boxes during Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event, and there are a few spots for Torbjorn’s turret you should probably know about.

Halloween in Overwatch means plenty of new skins to unlock, including the Ragdoll Echo skin, which is now available until the event ends on November 3.

The only way to unlock the DPS hero’s new skin though is to win 9 games in any mode. If you stick to quick play and competitive this could easily take one or even two whole days, but if you simply grind them out in Junkenstein’s Revenge, the wins will only take a couple of hours instead.

Even though the seasonal PvE survival mode goes quicker than regular matches, you can definitely still lose if you don’t have the right team comp. This means that at all difficulty levels, Torbjorn is still a must-pick for his turret and it’s constant damage output.

Torbjorn Halloween Terror skin
Blizzard Entertainment
You won’t get far in the harder difficulties of Junkenstein’s without Torb.

As for where to put this powerful, Zomnic-slaying device, there are several options that all work quite well, and are all fairly easy to pull off too – like on top of the overturned cart right down the middle lane. It has a commanding line of sight for the middle and left staircase spawns, and even covers part of the pond on the right side.

The best part of this spot might be the fact that it’s too close for Zombardiers to immediately target it, and it will hold boss aggro for as long as it’s around.

Next, placing the turret on the railing right on top of the left-hand stairs also gives it a great shot at all three spawns instead of just two, and gives you the ability to run up there and repair it when needed.

Finally, if you’re looking for something extra flashy to really impress your teammates, there’s even a way to get the turret up to the wooden platform just above the door where Widow and Ashe usually hang out.

Step by step for best turret placement in JR from Overwatch

Like in the clip above, head up the stairs to the right and go on to the platform they lead to (the place we all used to place the turret). Then head to the ledge closest to the door and aim at the ridge on the tower above the platform, straight up from the bush on the right side.

Another option is to jump from the edge and throw it at the apex of Torb’s leap if you have trouble getting it there while standing still. Toss it up, and your little guy is all set to rain down death on the army of undead charging the gates, and hopefully unlock that Echo skin a little bit quicker.