Overwatch Receives New Hero Updates, Bug Fixes, and More; Full Set of Patch Notes Detailed

Blizzard has announced and detailed the latest update for their critically acclaimed multiplayer hero-based shooter title — Overwatch.

Released on all platforms, the update comes bringing new fixes towards the Heroes, general bug fixes that players have been encountering, and much more. The developers took to their official blog to detail the full set of changes made to Overwatch. If you’re still playing the epic shooter, then make sure to check out the full set of patch notes down below!

Check out the full set of patch notes down below:

OVERWATCH RETAIL PATCH NOTES – AUGUST 31, 2020

HERO UPDATES

Armor

  • Beam-type damage reduction against Armor health pools increased from 20% to 30%

In an environment with less pervasive barriers, some Damage heroes have become increasingly lethal. As such, we’re now looking to reduce damage outputs accordingly. As a cascading effect, this also introduces a need to reduce healing outputs for some Support heroes, as there’s less damage being dealt overall.

ANA

Biotic Rifle

General

  • Ammo reduced from 14 to 12

ASHE

The Viper

General

  • Max ammo reduced from 15 to 12

Secondary Fire

  • Aim-down sights damage reduced from 85 to 80

BAPTISTE

Biotic Launcher

Secondary Fire

  • Grenade ammo reduced from 12 to 10

Regenerative Burst

  • Total healing reduced from 150 to 75
  • Baptiste now receives twice as much healing from Regenerative Burst

JUNKRAT

Frag Launcher

  • Impact damage reduced from 50 to 40 (Total 130 to 120)

MCCREE

Peacekeeper

Primary Fire

  • Recovery increased from 0.42 to 0.50

MOIRA

Biotic Grasp

Healing

  • Lingering heal reduced from 4 seconds to 2 seconds (Total healing from 65 down to 35)
  • Healing per second increased from 65 to 70
  • Healing resource consumption rate increased from 11 to 14 (27%)

Damage

  • Attach angle reduced by 37%
  • Healing resource gain rate increased by 50%

ORISA

Halt!

  • Radius increased from 4 to 5
  • Projectile speed reduced from 30 to 25

PHARAH

Rocket Launcher

  • Recovery increased from 0.75 to 0.85

SYMMETRA

Photon Projector

Secondary Fire

  • Max damage reduced from 140 to 120

WIDOWMAKER

Widow’s Kiss

General

  • Max ammo increased from 30 to 35

Secondary Fire

  • Scoped ammo cost increased from 3 to 5
  • Scoped shots now have up to 50% damage falloff from 60-85 meters

ZARYA

Particle Cannon

Secondary Fire

  • Ammo cost increased from 20 to 25

In related Overwatch news, Blizzard has recently released a new developer update for their critically acclaimed multiplayer shooter title.

The new developer update brings us even more details about the latest character reveal — Echo. Game director Jeff Kaplan has detailed the character, her powers, and more in the 12-minute long developer update. If you’re a fan of Overwatch, this video is going to give you a lot of new information! Check out the dev diary right here!

Overwatch is now available for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Are you still playing Overwatch? Let us know what you think about the latest update in the comments below!

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