Lúcio’s Wall Ride tweaks on the Overwatch test server last week didn’t necessarily count as a buff or a nerf. Wall Riding just changed—some of the changes made Wall Riding easier, while others made it a drag.
Players could ride on more surfaces without interruption, so Blizzard decreased Lúcio’s leap boost. Blizzard said it was a change meant to balance out the powerful changes to Lúcio’s Wall Ride ability, according to the patch notes. But a new Overwatch PTR patch went live last night, which moved the ticker toward a definite buff.
Blizzard has reverted the leap boost change back to its original speed at 2.5 m/s. “We’ll keep an eye on this to make sure it doesn’t get super out of control,” Blizzard said in the patch notes.
The team also fixed a bug that caused “a loss of momentum when landing/boosting off very small columns such as trees.”
Overwatch players—specifically Lúcio mains—were upset about Lúcio’s reduced speed output from the leap boost adjustment. With the new changes, players thought he felt “heavy” and almost “stuck” to Overwatch’s walls. But reverting back to the old Lúcio boost should fix that, making the previous adjustments a real buff to the Overwatch support.
Now that Lúcio is back at his old speed boost from leaping, he no longer feels slow—and Lúcio players are happy.