Overwatch Nov 12 update nerfs Brig, buffs Moira and Ana: patch notes - Dexerto
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Overwatch Nov 12 update nerfs Brig, buffs Moira and Ana: patch notes

Published: 12/Nov/2020 19:35 Updated: 12/Nov/2020 19:43

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch patch has just hit the Experimental Mode on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, bringing with it a slew of changes to multiple heroes.

The big change this time around comes in the form of a nerf to Brigitte’s base health, dropping it from 175 to 150. The nerf completely voids a buff the hero received back in October which made her slightly tankier.

However, after community outrage, Blizzard has decided to undo the buff, bringing her health pool back to where it was previously.

The next change is actually a pretty big buff to Ana where her Biotic Grenade will now function just like her primary fire and pass through allies when they’re full health. This will completely prevent the awful feeling of teammates running in front of you when you use the cooldown ability.

Brigitte as riot police
Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard nearly had a riot on their hands with Brig buffs.

However, it also now means you cannot pre-nade an ally unless you aim at their feet. Keep in mind, Biotic Grenade increases the healing allies receive by 50%, so it’s important to land it in key moments.

Moira is also getting a little buff with a lowered healing consumption rate. This should allow her to heal a little bit more, which may come in handy in certain situations.

Next, a nice quality of life change for Hanzo lets him manually cancel Storm Arrows. In the event you want to switch back to the normal bow and don’t want to spam Storm Arrows, you can now do so right away.

Hanzo on Hanamura
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Hanzo can now cancel Storm Arrows.

Finally, Mei, Symmetra and Torbjorn can all cancel abilities despite being dead on the battlefield. This means that teleporters, walls and turrets can all be destroyed, giving players the option to get their cooldowns back up faster when respawning.

Of course, these changes are all experimental so there is a chance they don’t go through to live, but be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a new update in the future. Here are the full patch notes:

EXPERIMENTAL MODE

The next experiment begins! This time we’re hoping to get your feedback on some balance and quality of life changes. 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.

GENERAL UPDATES (ONLY IN EXPERIMENTAL)

  • Support heroes no longer say “Group up with me” when they are missing health and request healing

HERO UPDATES (ONLY IN EXPERIMENTAL)

Ana

Biotic Grenade

  • Projectile now passes through allies with full health

Brigitte

General

  • Base health reduced from 175 to 150

Hanzo

Storm Arrows

  • Can now be manually canceled

Mei

Ice Wall

  • Can now be manually destroyed while dead

Moira

Biotic Grasp

  • Healing resource consumption rate lowered from 14 to 12.5

Pharah

Hover Jets

  • Can now crouch mid-air to accelerate downwards

Symmetra

Teleporter

  • Can now be manually destroyed while dead

Torbjörn

Deploy Turret

  • Turret can now be manually destroyed while dead
Apex Legends

Apex Legends Black Friday 2020: Airship Assassin skin, Legendary Hunt

Published: 24/Nov/2020 20:18

by Bill Cooney

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Some of the rarest skins in Apex Legends are making a return for the annual Black Friday sale, including Wraith’s famous Airship Assassin skin, cosmetics returning from Legendary Hunt bundles, and more.

It was heavily speculated in the runup to Thanksgiving week that Wraith’s fan-favorite skin would be returning for the second year in a row, and the shop update on November 24 confirmed those leaks and rumors.

Wraith isn’t the only hero getting some of her old skins up for sale again though, Octane’s highly sought-after Jester look will also be back, along with several from the Legendary Hunt themed event all the way back from Season 1.

Wraith Airship Assassin skin pictured in Olympus with 'November 24' in writing beside it
Respawn Entertainment
The long-awaited skin is finally returning, Respawn has confirmed.

For those who don’t know, Wraith’s Airship Assassin skin is a recolor of the pink Void Specialist skin, so you’ll need to unlock both of them in order to rock it.

In addition to the legends and weapon cosmetics, there are deals offering three, 25, or 50 Apex Packs, and a bobblehead weapon charm available during the sale, which goes from Nov. 24 to December 1.

Let’s take a look at all of the bundles available during the sale, what’s included in them, and how much each one will set you back if you’re interested.

Legend Skins

  • Void Specialist Wraith – 900 Apex Coins (Required for Airship Assassin)
  • Airship Assassin Wraith – 6,500 Legend Tokens

Jester Bundle

Octane Jester skin
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This Jester skin for Octane is certainly one of the more disturbing cosmetics in Apex.
  • Cost: 2,500 Apex Coins
  • Laughing Fool Octane Skin
  • Harlequin VK-47 Flatline Weapon Skin

Legendary Hunt Bundle

Legendary Hunt Apex skins
Respawn Entertainment
These Legendary Hunt skins will be available in the Black Friday bundle.
  • Cost: 6,000 Apex Coins

Hero Skins

  • Voices From the Past Wraith
  • Outland Warrior Bangalore
  • Tiger Blood Caustic
  • Pain Killer Lifeline
  • Snake Charmer Mirage
  • Hot Pursuit Octane
  • Sunfire Initiate Pathfinder

Weapon Skins

  • Goldmine Gremlin VK-47 Flatline
  • Bone Saw M600 Spitfire
  • Trophy Collector R-301

Apex Pack Bundles

Bobblehead Bloodhound Charm Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Bloodhound’s adorable bobblehead charm is available in the 3 Apex Pack bundle.

Legendary Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 1,500 Apex Coins
  • Bloodhound Bobblehead Weapon Charm
  • 3 Legendary Apex Packs

25 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 2,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Octane Weapon Charm
  • 25 Rare Apex Packs

50 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 4,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Revenant Weapon Charm
  • 1 Legendary Apex Pack
  • 49 Rare Apex Packs

There you have it, the full rundown of every single bundle and all the items available in the Apex store during the Annual Black Friday sale. Which even though they call it that, you’ll still need some serious Apex Coins if you haven’t been saving up.

Like we mentioned, these cosmetics and packs will only be available for one week until December 1, so don’t wait until the last minute if there’s something you know you want. As always, stay tuned in on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for all the latest Apex news, leaks, and info.