Overwatch is receiving more changes after Monday’s mega update

Seven heroes are being updated in the next change, which is expected to drop on the PTR tomorrow.

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After a mega patch to Overwatch’s Public Test Realm (PTR) on Monday saw half of the game’s heroes altered, developer Geoff Goodman took to the forums to announce more changes coming tomorrow.

Monday’s update to the PTR saw changes to how damage boosting works, increased knockback on airborne targets, and a reduction in beam-type damage to armored targets. This was among other balance changes to 14 heroes in the game and the addition of Overwatch’s newest hero, Baptiste.

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The changes coming out tomorrow are in addition to Monday’s changes, bringing the number of heroes altered for Patch 1.34 up to 18.

Hero changes

Junkrat, Mccree, Symmetra are all looking at buffs, while Lucio, Reaper, Zarya are getting nerfed in the latest PTR patch. Zenyatta is also receiving a balance change, redirecting more damage onto his primary fire and taking away some power from his Orb of Discord.

  • Junkrat’s Frag Launcher now does 50 percent increased damage on impact, increased from 40 to 60.
  • Lucio’s Wall Ride movement speed gained has been doubled to 40 percent, but at the cost of his Speed Song and Amp It Up effects being reduced.
  • McCree’s Deadeye will now proc its bonus damage after 1.5 seconds, instead of the 2.5 seconds that’s live on the PTR.
  • Reaper’s passive healing has been reduced by 10 percent to 40 percent.
  • Symmetra’s Photon Projector primary fire now ramps up 20 per cent faster to counteract the beam changes.
  • Zarya’s Particle Cannon right-click radius has been reduced to one to two units based on energy level, down from two to three units.
  • Zenyatta’s Orb of Destruction now does an extra two damage per orb, bringing it up to 48, but in return his Orb of Discord has been nerfed from a 30 percent damage increase to 25 percent.

You’ll be able to test out these new changes on the PTR when they go live on Thursday or Friday.