Blizzard has noted that new Overwatch balance changes are coming to the public test realm “soon”. The characters that are being tweaked this time around are Roadhog and Winston.
The game’s forum details that Roadhog’s changes overall “reduce the power of his hook a bit.”However, his gun is now “more effective when not using the hook.” Additionally Winston’s “head hit volume was just abnormally big,” which meant he was taking more damage than he should have been. Blizzard seems to have made adjustments to remedy this issue.
- Scrap Gun
- Spread decreased by 20 percent
- Chain Hook
- Targets are now pulled to a location 3.5 meters away, up from 2 meters
- Cooldown increased from 6 to 8
- Critical hit volume reduced by 15 percent
Additionally, Blizzard recently discussed upcoming changes it planned to make to Bastion. Bastion was initially considered to be dramatically overpowered when the game first launched. However, is now used much less due to various balance changes. Blizzard hopes to make Bastion a little more self-sufficient by improving his Self-Repair ability.
Changes are introduced to the public test realm by Blizzard in order to gather information on how they impact gameplay and make further adjustments based on player feedback. However, the PTR is only accessible for the PC version of the game. It is available by selecting the PTR: Overwatch option from the Region/Account drop-down menu in the Battle.net client.