Overwatch Feb. 12 patch: Full notes and updates

Wrecking Ball, Widowmaker, and Brigitte are all in for nerfs this patch.

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Less than a week after Blizzard Entertainment pushed an Overwatch patch out on the game’s Public Test Region, the changes have arrived on live servers. Although today’s patch is a relatively smaller one, fans of the game can now begin testing the changes in quickplay and competitive matches across all platforms.

Only four heroes have ended up on Blizzard’s radar for today’s PC patch. Of the four, only one is receiving buffs: Symmetra. Wrecking Ball, Widowmaker, and Brigitte have all received nerfs this week.

Blizzard has also introduced two new changes specifically for console users. And although these changes are limited in number, they should help shape the console meta and aid those Overwatch fans reliant on aim-assist.

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Here’s everything included in the Feb. 12 Overwatch patch.


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Repair Pack

  • Armor over-heal reduced from 75 to 50 armor
  • HPS decreased from 60 to 55


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Photon Projector (secondary fire)

  • Damage buffed to 140 from 120


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Widow’s Kiss

  • Time for scoped shots to charge increased from 0.75 to 0.9 seconds

Wrecking Ball

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  • Air control loss caused to enemies hit by Piledriver reduced from one second to 0.5 seconds

Console-only changes:


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Biotic Rifle

  • Projectile size for allied targets increased from 0.3 to 0.4


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Sentry Turret

  • Turret damage output reduced from 34 to 30