Overwatch Patch Nerfs Widowmaker And Other DPS Heroes

Overwatch Patch Nerfs Widowmaker And Other DPS Heroes

The latest Overwatch patch hits PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and it probably nerfs one of your favourite heroes. At least Brigitte was left alone this time, eh? Silver linings.

Read on for the patch notes.

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Overwatch Patch Notes PS4, Xbox One, PC


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



Biotic Rifle

  • (General) Ammo reduced from 14 to 12


The Viper

  • (General) Max ammo reduced from 15 to 12
  • (Secondary Fire) Aim-down sights damage reduced from 85 to 80


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


Frag Launcher

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



  • (Primary Fire) Recovery increased from 0.42 to 0.50


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%)

Biotic Grasp – Damage

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



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


Rocket Launcher

  • Recovery increased from 0.75 to 0.85


Photon Projector

  • (Secondary Fire) Max damage reduced from 140 to 120


Widow’s Kiss

  • (General) Max ammo increased from 30 to 35
  • (Secondary Fire) Scoped ammo cost increased from 3 to 5
  • (Secondary Fire) Scoped shots now have up to 50% damage falloff from 60-85 meters


Particle Cannon

  • (Secondary Fire) Ammo cost increased from 20 to 25

It seems as if the patch is intended to reduce the overall DPS output, making tanks more viable. Some fans are concerned, however, since Roadhogg is already a favourite and he’ll be even deadlier on the battlefield post-patch. We wouldn’t be surprised if Hog was the next hero to get a big old nerf.

Source: Blizzard

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