Overwatch healer Ana’s had some trouble lately.
After a buff to Mercy, the healing sniper saw a serious decrease in usage. She started out super strong—her Biotic Grenade and Nano Boost were very effective during the triple tank meta—but both were nerfed over time. Soon, Ana is getting much needed buff, according to Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan, who posted about the change on the game’s forum.
“Yes, we’re increasing her damage,” Kaplan wrote. “We’ve been testing it internally for a while. Last night, we threw our competitive group at it (Masters/GM level players) and they really liked it also. So it will probably make the PTR soon.”
The damage will likely increase Ana from 60 to 70, Kaplan said. That ups her damage dealing ability by 10 HP per shot, which could be significant for the healer. She just isn’t as effective right now as she once was, and players on the Overwatch forum are hopeful that the damage boost will do the trick.
Kaplan didn’t outline a specific timeline for Ana’s buff, noting only that it should be “soon.”