Overwatch PTR Update Nerfs Mercy



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Resurrect re-rebalanced.

Blizzard has made some balance changes to Overwatch heroes Mercy and Junkrat in its latest Public Test Realm (PTR) update.

Mercy’s Resurrect was rebalanced last year, but, as detailed on Blizzard’s official forums, it needed to be nerfed a bit more because her ability to use Resurrect through Valkyrie lessened the impact of the prior balance changes. As such, Valkyrie “no longer makes Resurrect instant” and “no longer grants a bonus charge of Resurrect.”

The PTR update also decreases the Speed boost provided by Valkyrie via Guardian Angel by 50 percent and reduced its duration from 20 seconds down to 15 seconds.

Meanwhile, Junkrat has been rebalanced so that his Concussion Mine will “deal less damage to targets farther away from the explosion’s center,” requiring players to be a bit more accurate with their tosses. 

Blizzard expects to iterate on these new balance changes in the weeks ahead. In the meantime, check out what Blizzard recently teased with regard to new content for Overwatch in 2018.

Alex Osborn is a freelance writer for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @alexcosborn.






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