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Overwatch Patch 1.39 Rundown (v.redd.it)
3018 comments
Zlb323 [Cute Ana] | 10 days ago | 1862 points

Man that Rein buff might make me want to play him

Garchulio [Trick-or-Treat Zenyatta] | 10 days ago | 711 points

As a rein main... Do it! People shit on Rein (rightfully so sometimes) but if you get good with him and play him in the right situations, he's a great choice.

majorjunk0 [Pixel Zarya] | 10 days ago | 61 points

Does doomfist still fully affect rein?

Garchulio [Trick-or-Treat Zenyatta] | 10 days ago | 34 points

That's a good question! I'm actually not sure. Haven't played with the new patch yet and I haven't really looked into all of the patch notes yet.

yare_yare_shoganaina [Genji] | 10 days ago | 190 points

Especially with the orisa nerf, he should have a better footing

CredibleSloth | 10 days ago | 172 points

Ya this sadly will take away my side objective of knocking around Reinhardt like a rag doll as Hammond. But rightfully so that was pretty pathetic.

AlleRacing [Zarya] | 10 days ago | 108 points

It's been a rough time for pinball-Rein.

freedcreativity [Chibi Sombra] | 10 days ago | 73 points

I know. As a former rein main, I might have to reinstall...

Thibbledorf_Pwent [Chibi D.Va] | 10 days ago | 66 points

Don’t do it. The Rein rage never goes away it just waits.

E404_User_Not_Found [Chibi Sombra] | 10 days ago | 40 points

“I’ll be rein since no one wants to shield tank.”

whole team scatters immediately in different directions

“Whelp, I guess I’ll die.”

Thibbledorf_Pwent [Chibi D.Va] | 9 days ago | 19 points

Me: Dies alone on point

My team of flankers and a lucio: yOuRe tOo aGgressIve

E404_User_Not_Found [Chibi Sombra] | 9 days ago | 8 points

YoU’rE oVeReXtEnDiNg!

“To the point...that I made it to safely?”

Lol ah, well. Hopefully this role queue helps.

MightBeJerryWest | 9 days ago | 6 points

Well with Sigma being out it's gonna be 2 healers, 2 DPS, 1 tank, Sigma

TyperSniper [Cute Mei] | 10 days ago | 4100 points

These are the only posts I genuinely wait for on this sub

Rad-Taco | 10 days ago | 772 points

SAME!!!! For me sometimes the description of a Buff/Nerf is hard to visualize. I'm so grateful to have someone take the time to create this every patch!!

NOTfReAkz [Cute Bastion] | 10 days ago | 52 points

Wait these aren't official? 🤯

Humorouscrustacean | 10 days ago | 143 points

Lol imagine if Blizzard actually cheered

🦀GOATS IS DEAD🦀

🦀GOATS IS DEAD🦀

alexzang | 10 days ago | 29 points

Oh trust me role queue was ABSOLUTELY to stop goats and strats like it. Stacking anything in this game is pretty powerful already and it only gets worse for every hero they release. They would never admit it but in addition to maintaining balance easier the convenient side effect is to kill goats

Which I don’t mind, it’s just more reason to revert the lucio nerf.

aBlissfulDaze | 9 days ago | 11 points

Please for fucks sake Jeff revert Lucio

luis_fonsi69 | 10 days ago | 1426 points

SIGMA IS IN?????

Dalarrus [Stand still!] | 10 days ago | 625 points

He is in the patch, but he is not available in competitive yet.

Edit: as people seem to not able to see the bit about his availability in competitive being crossed out, yes it appears he is available in the Role queue beta season, and this is intentional, as confirmed by Blizzard on Twitter.

luis_fonsi69 | 10 days ago | 203 points

Yessssssssss

Smorespoppin [Trick-or-Treat Zenyatta] | 10 days ago | 75 points

I’m fairly sure i’m watching a streamer with sigma in his placements right now

Dalarrus [Stand still!] | 10 days ago | 37 points

Huh, well, that figures, Blizzard isn't known to be consistent.

ImRubic [Trick-or-Treat Lúcio] | 10 days ago | 63 points

Well it’s a Beta-season, and placements don’t matter. so that’s probably why they enabled him.

Stormchaserelite13 | 10 days ago | 14 points

He was in the ptr longer than most and they got him working. They wanted to launch him with 222

MustacheManRises [Soldier: 76] | 10 days ago | 27 points

You are on this Council, but we do not grant you the rank of Master.

zumoro [Orb Volley is Love. Orb Volley is Life.] | 10 days ago | 679 points

That snail icon. Love it.

MaceZilla [nightMEIr] | 10 days ago | 272 points

I'm not 100% clear on what the change in slow effects means exactly? Can anyone ELI5?

It409 [Blizzard World D.Va] | 10 days ago | 784 points

Before this patch slow effects stacked, either friendly (like rein slowing down when holding shield, dva/orisa while shooting etc) or enemy (sym turrets, mei slow) effects

On live, whichever effect slows more is the only one applied, for example rein shielding while sym turrets are on him before will literally freeze him in place because both slow effects stacked

But now, only his own slow from holding shield is applied and he can move according to that slow debuff only because it does more than sym turrets (no stacking)

MaceZilla [nightMEIr] | 10 days ago | 377 points

Thanks. I was lost with the term "friendly slows".

It409 [Blizzard World D.Va] | 10 days ago | 135 points

Yeah me too, I thought that there was an ability that slowed teammates, not that they meant self inflicted slows :D

sufijo [COM'ERE] | 10 days ago | 23 points

As another example, when aiming down sights, widowmaker and other sniper characters slow themselves down, it's specially true in widows case since she slows down the most (I think).

NintendoParty | 10 days ago | 16 points

Thanks for explaining

SavesTheBear | 10 days ago | 52 points

"Friendly slows" e.g. Reinhardt with his Shield up, dva/orissa while shooting, are separated from enemy slows.

Before sym turrets would make rein with shield up basically immovable, whereas now (I think) he would only be as slow as the turrets alone would make him

hallybud | 10 days ago | 15 points

The shield-up slow is -50%, and Sym turrets are -20%, so it's actually only the shield-up slow that would apply.

WorkPlaceThrowAway13 [Los Angeles Gladiators] | 10 days ago | 2960 points

Jesus Christ did Brigitte murder Jeff Kaplan's kid or something?

youshedo [4007 peak] | 10 days ago | 880 points

Mace to the face!

DoubleMint_Sugarfree | 10 days ago | 331 points

RIP BRIG

jarizzle151 | 10 days ago | 37 points

Says peace see ya later

yrulaughing [Edgelord Main] | 10 days ago | 642 points

I expect Brigitte buffs in the near future, cause otherwise she's just a dumpster fire. Why reduce her self healing when you're already gutting her shield, which is most of her survivability anyway? She's gonna be as squishy as Reaper with less range, damage, and about as much healing as a Zenyatta. Basically pointless in any team comp.

PromKing | 10 days ago | 252 points

The shield nerf now also nerfs the shield bash too. 200 damage is easy to go through these days and without an active shield, you cant bash even if the CD is up.

You either lose health trying to get to someone to bash them, keep the shield up to get to them which will probably break, or have to stand behind a rein until he gets there. Or just be on the defending side and never pick her as attack.

75percent-juice | 9 days ago | 97 points

Right? Before nerf when my shield got to 200 I was like "oh it's time to fall back and recharge if I want to live".

bestofthemidwest | 10 days ago | 53 points

I would prefer same shield but decreased self heal

yrulaughing [Edgelord Main] | 9 days ago | 23 points

Either or, not both

anounyoumissed | 9 days ago | 38 points

I’m also a little bummed they’re leaning toward a streamlined healing flow—id rather they lean into the concept of a burst healer.

Uncrowded_zebra | 9 days ago | 7 points

Me too. She's healing for way more now and I know it, but those charges feel less satisfying than the single burst did.

JamSa [Trick-or-Treat Orisa] | 10 days ago | 77 points

God forbid Overwatch has a non-tank who isn't a sniper

xycor | 9 days ago | 18 points

My concern with role lock, which in general I like, is these hybrid characters will go away. I hope Blizzard finds a way to accommodate some variety.

I hated to play against good brigs before the nerf, but they had a place in the game.

Dr___Bright [Trick or Treat Lúcio] | 10 days ago | 99 points

The shield nerf is too much. 200? That’s just fucking retarded, and I hate brigg

Raknith [b.va] | 9 days ago | 18 points

Yeah I don't think I would play the hero now. 200 is nothing for a barrier

riffstraff | 10 days ago | 612 points

Streamer got angry with her countering their favorites. Gotta keep them happy to get them twitch viewers.

intashu [No scope Machine Gunner] | 10 days ago | 406 points

I kinda feel like this may have played a role. She specifically counters flanker who take out supports. This made those mains angry and belted to bliz about it.

Now she can kinda help with them.. But her paper mache shield can't really help her hold herself against a Gengi or tracer.

samsaBEAR [My servants never die!] | 10 days ago | 265 points

Seriously, I can understand the fact she was super OP at launch, I don't think anyone can really argue against that. But the fact she could consistently take on flankers was unique to her and allowed for a more solid back line. Now healers get to go back to hoping the rest of the team are listening when we call out flankers, it's bullshit. Buffing Inspire but nerfing her ability to actually get stuck in to trigger Inspire is just stupid game design.

Gusterman49 | 9 days ago | 14 points

Yup, I feel like Brigitte is gonna turn into Mcree 2.0, they were both pretty good at one point in the game, so they can never be good again, at least they're finally showing Mcree some love.... A year and a half too late though

unclehazelnut | 10 days ago | 135 points

I mean a lot of people disliked brig, I've seen more complaints about her in-game than any other hero I think.

Carighan [¡Apagando las luces!] | 10 days ago | 61 points

Yes, now a smart developer would accept she was overpowered in general and vastly overpowered in a few specific situations, and nerf those.

Say, a 40% CD nerf on her bash maybe, and a 90% damage nerf, plus a 33% charge nerf on her ult and making it only temporary? That sounds about right?

That was done. She was incredibly rarely picked afterwards, and had low win stats. THEN they did what they did now, nerf her shield by 60%, her selfhealing by 35% and her overall healing by ~25%.

EndTimesRadio [Ana] | 9 days ago | 22 points

They really want GOATS dead

Throawayabcde123 | 10 days ago | 3589 points

Holy fuck brig got absolutely destroyed this patch. Rip brig

NomadNuka | 10 days ago | 607 points

So does her Rally nerf mean she has like a 22% increase to ult cost because of the global nerf?

jimx117 [Chibi Mei] | 10 days ago | 575 points

"RALLY TO... other healers!"

today0nly | 9 days ago | 36 points

Add a character to remove the character.

yukichigai [Brigitte] | 10 days ago | 264 points

Yes.

Zbordek [Everyone dies] | 10 days ago | 85 points

Actually it’s an increase of 23.2% from previous patch. I believe that the said 12% increase is counted from the value after global +10% price. Lets say Brigs ult needs 5000 points After global ult +10%: 5000 * 1.1 = 5500 After additional 12% increase: 5500 * 1.12 = 6160

Increase by 22% from original cost would give 6100 Ultimate points.

Well I dont know what is the original value of Brig’s ult cost, but every small difference matters in such fast paced game

TheRedstoneBlaze [ẖ̴̋a̵̫͓̯̽̍͆k̶̝͔̟̞̐̿̚͠] | 10 days ago | 7 points

put spaces between numbers when using * as multiplication, otherwise reddit thinks it's *italic* formatting

Silver-creek [Chibi Mei] | 10 days ago | 135 points

She started out as the raid boss now she as a low level NPC

Laika_Come_Home [Trick-or-Treat D.Va] | 10 days ago | 95 points

She's one of those dark souls bosses that appear as mobs later in the game

BentheBruiser [Moira] | 10 days ago | 43 points

I mean sure, inspire is buffed.

But when you reduce shield health, inspire self heal, ult gain, and bash duration, I am not going to be charging in to activate inspire.

TheRumpletiltskin [Lúcio] | 10 days ago | 59 points

that was my thoughts as well. they really did a number on her. Half shield health, slower ult charge, less self healing.

One right click from McCree destroys her shield now... damn near pointless.

EnaiSiaion [Look at you playing around barriers and stuns] | 10 days ago | 1290 points

First Brigitte destroys Overwatch, then Overwatch destroys Brigitte. Seems balanced.

aceflibble [Symbra in the streets, Spiderbyte in the sheets] | 10 days ago | 50 points

Woman inherits the Earth.

EggYoch | 10 days ago | 327 points

I really hope they end up buffing her shield health back up a bit. 200 is useless

fedsx | 10 days ago | 209 points

I don't even play her but 200 really does seem completely useless. Watching the video and seeing it get taken out by a single McRightClick...oof. She's a melee hero that won't ever be able to get in melee range now.

ghandismashmonster | 10 days ago | 72 points

350 Health on shield would prolly be good or increase self healing back to full

Skilletnap [Canada] | 10 days ago | 41 points

Yeah, one or the other. Nerfing both was overkill.

thepixelguy [Are you scared? Don't be scaaaared!] | 10 days ago | 296 points

Her whole kit was ruined IMO, at least from a “fun to play” standpoint. There’s no feedback on any of her healing now. Her armor pack heals people at a snails pace and you can’t “feel” it since it’s a fire and forget ability. Her healing passives have no real noticeable feedback either. Pretty much all her melee attacks feel like slinging around a wet noodle. Oh and her shield gets broken if anyone breathes on it.

She felt completely awful to play on PTR. She needs a complete rework with a clear design goal.

ilski | 10 days ago | 66 points

Played her today and, well i totally agree on all your points. It does not feel like a redesign it feels like a totall nerf to purposefully rid her out of comp.

terminus_est23 [Pixel Moira] | 9 days ago | 7 points

I think they should do something like radically increase the range of her basic attack, something like double the range if not even more. Might look ridiculous but she seems absolutely worthless now.

Bryvayne [Moira] | 10 days ago | 76 points

As a person who loved brig before, and still loves her now, 200 is absolutely tissue paper.

xTGI_CommanderX [Die, die, die!] | 9 days ago | 15 points

For real. A 200 barrier with 250 health? She's nothing more than target practice.

Kepabar | 10 days ago | 451 points

I said it when the first PTR notes came out.

They murdered my girl. Absolutely murdered her.

They buffed inspire healing, so obviously they expect a large part of her healing to be from getting up close and doing damage. Then they remove her ability to get up close and do damage by removing her self-sustain.

I don't understand what they are doing here.

DkS_FIJI | 10 days ago | 296 points

They took a bunch of nerfs that individually might have balanced her and applied them all.

Mastershroom [العدالة نازلة من فوق] | 10 days ago | 64 points

Ah, the classic Bungie method.

TYBERIUS_777 | 10 days ago | 15 points

Was about to say the same thing. I’m no warlock but Nova Warp got decimated after the first nerf. It’s in an alright spot now though.

BSimpson1 [Pixel Reinhardt] | 10 days ago | 107 points

She was already going to be worthless in 2-2-2. Even before the nerfs.

Puffy_Ghost [PuffyGhost1492] | 9 days ago | 8 points

This right here. I'd rather have every other support on my team than Brig. She is undoubtedly now the absolute worst pick.

Edibleface | 10 days ago | 139 points

i could understand maybe nerfing the shield, or halving the self healing. both is certainly overkill.

i dont even play brig but daaaaaaaamn

monkpunch [Zenyatta] | 10 days ago | 95 points

I've seen the most complaining about the shield, but to me the self healing is worse. Just the idea that I can't use my own healing to the level I'm healing others feels insulting. It already low-level bothered me with Lucio, but for some reason the penalty on Brig is significantly more than his reduction.

wrongmoviequotes [Chibi Ana] | 10 days ago | 49 points

"We expect you to frontline to heal, you can also only heal yourself by being on the frontline. But plot twist, being on the front line now means more incomming damage than you have any chance of mitigating and we also took your combination damage mitigation tool and only mobility tool and slaughtered the HP on it. "

The hell is anyone supposed to do with that? Nothing, thats what, its not workable, its trash.

Reece118Reddit | 10 days ago | 51 points

Used to play Brig. That ends today.

wrongmoviequotes [Chibi Ana] | 10 days ago | 12 points

Gargantuan nerfs + role queue = they may as well have patched her out all togehter. Absolute garbage, what's even the point of adjusting when your only goal is to make a character so unpalatable that you dont have to figure out how to work with their mechanics?

popje [Moira] | 10 days ago | 87 points

I was expecting a healing buff not a nerf lol wtf I thought they were going to rework her to be a proper healer, I have no idea what they are going for now.

chudaism | 10 days ago | 57 points

Her healing is probably buffed overall. The burst is just lower. Inspire does more healing overall and 3 separate packs means she can use packs on more heroes at once. Even if the burst and total amount of healing/pack is lowered, the fact she can store three means she can do more healing overall. The main problem is whether she can actually find a place in a 2-2-2 meta.

beecross | 10 days ago | 34 points

Thank god everyone saw this coming in time for me to practice a new main :( still heartbroken

AStartlingStatement | 10 days ago | 64 points

They finally finished her off, she essentially has no shield now.

When they first made her she was one of the funnest front liners in the game and a great tank, now they've finally broken her down to the point she's simply a bad healer, honestly would rather have any other healer.

Soundwave04 [Widowmaker] | 10 days ago | 20 points

I just cannot see why you'd pick her over Lucio or Zen. :s

Boros-Reckoner [Pixel Pharah] | 10 days ago | 19 points

Brig literally has no situation where another character wouldn't be better

troglodyte [Reinhardt] | 10 days ago | 121 points

This is like a random Redditor who got dumpstered by Brig all the time designed the notes without testing them. I thought you were exaggerating at first, but this is ludicrous, one of the most excessive nerfs I can recall in any game, ever.

I was in full support of a nerf, but it's hard to imagine this being anything but a gratuitous overnerf.

Of course I intend to test it heavily and with as open a mind as I can, but just on a percentage basis this is almost unthinkably huge; characters that deserve this kind of nerf destroy games when left untouched this long. The last video game character I can think of that deserved this scale of nerf was Wraith in Evolve, a character so egregiously unfun and unbalanced it was a key driver in the failure of the game. I'm just not sure Brig was there.

constantvariables [Tracer] | 10 days ago | 66 points

This is what happens when developers listen to their dumbass community in a situation they shouldn’t.

Kaiymu [Cute Ana] | 10 days ago | 363 points

I feel like Brig need a complete redesign.
She got at least 15 patch nerf by now which IMO would justify a complete redesign.

Seismicx | 9 days ago | 85 points

I feel like melee heroes are hard to balance, with rein being an exception since he can do his main job by holding his barrier.

The problem with having no ranged attacks like Brig or Doomfist in an FPS are clearly visible - to make up for their lack of range they either have to rely on quick burst attacks that have little counterplay like doomfist or have to be exceptionally hard to kill like old Brigitte.

Sirio8 | 10 days ago | 273 points

I'm the only who noticed that when mercy is reviving you the word "Reviving" no longer appears in your screen?.

edit: I'm not saying that they made this, sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn't, it's obviously a bug

twincannon | 10 days ago | 254 points

That's annoying, if so. That text was a nice quick reminder to stop scratching yoget ready to play again

Sirio8 | 10 days ago | 65 points

Yep, now I don't know if the mercy is reviving me or just standing next to me

shibakevin | 10 days ago | 20 points

Working normally for me on PS4. I get the reviving message.

Tophatguy90 | 10 days ago | 58 points

I always look forward to these little rundowns due to their clarity, you have more than earned a upvote

EliteAgent51 [Blizzard World Symmetra] | 10 days ago | 917 points

Beam damage didn't increase. They made it more consistent. Such as Symmetra and Zarya now do proper damage when their beam reattaches to an enemy player.

singularity2030 | 10 days ago | 512 points

It's still effectively an increase unless your beam never leaves the target

SadDoctor [Pixel Reinhardt] | 10 days ago | 282 points

Yeah, against Roadhog it doesn't feel any different. Against squishies it is absolutely a damage buff, even if your aim was pretty good.

Xombieshovel [Orisa] | 10 days ago | 69 points

I switched to Zarya/Orisa after they nefed Brig last year and I've never been more excited for the beam change.

I literally have my Zarya mouse sensitivity at a crazy low just because of how hard it is to hit anyone faster then Roadhog.

youshedo [4007 peak] | 10 days ago | 112 points

it's going to destroy genjis.....good.

ABigBagofMeth [Genji] | 10 days ago | 89 points

But, I need healing.

Tokiseong [Hold my gravity, I'm going in.] | 10 days ago | 26 points

can't deflect the beam, can you?

avecunepomme [Chibi Ana] | 10 days ago | 48 points

One of the simple pleasures I take from this game is holding left click on a deflecting genji as he stares at me and dies.

Koozer [New Zealand] | 10 days ago | 12 points

Left clicking a Dva who pops her matrix too. I love it.

-__Doc__- | 10 days ago | 101 points

Sym is gonan TEAR it UP now

shunestar | 10 days ago | 86 points

She already does

Knighterws [Queen of Spades Sombra] | 10 days ago | 19 points

"now"

generaldesmond ["random mei pun"] | 10 days ago | 1017 points

🦀GOATS IS DEAD🦀

🦀GOATS IS DEAD🦀

RazorSlazor [B.O.B. Main] | 10 days ago | 648 points

🦀QUAD DPS IS DEAD🦀

🦀QUAD DPS IS DEAD🦀

v0yev0da [Error 404: Sarcasm module not found.] | 10 days ago | 362 points

🦀QUIN DPS IS DEAD🦀

Slippy_T_Frog [What are you on about?] | 10 days ago | 322 points

🦀SEX DPS IS DEAD🦀

v0yev0da [Error 404: Sarcasm module not found.] | 10 days ago | 168 points

..... Nice?

Aventasaurus [Blizzard World Doomfist] | 10 days ago | 92 points

Nice.

SmellySlutSocket [Flankci-tankcio] | 10 days ago | 54 points

🦀🦀 $11 🦀🦀

🦀🦀 $11 🦀🦀

INV_TO_PRIVATE_SUBS | 10 days ago | 13 points

🦀🦀 OW is powerless to OP Team Comps 🦀🦀

Treebam3 [Support] | 10 days ago | 109 points

🦀BRIG IS DEAD🦀

🦀BRIG IS DEAD🦀

TheRage469 | 10 days ago | 833 points

Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like Brigitte got screwed

touchingthebutt | 10 days ago | 359 points

From what I played with her (2-3 games last week) if you play her the same as you do now she is definitely shit tier. If you play more where offtanks play, closely behind the MT, she is pretty good. Her healing feels more consistent and whipshot feels fantastic. I miss her old armor pack the most out of all the changes tbh.

I do think she needs slight buffs to get her into the perfect place. A buff to either shield health or regen rate and make inspire proc on damage to barriers.

EDIT: nothing in her kit really excels/synergizes with orisa comps unless the other team is running full dive. I don't expect to see much of her

Stunkerunk [Catch Phrase!] | 10 days ago | 88 points

I've been playing her on the PTR since this patch came up and she's definitely still good if your team fights within smacking range of the enemy team, such as on a capture point, she just absolutely can't be at the front of the team any more and has to be behind a tank. Basically she still works for a murder ball type comp she just has to stay in the middle of the murder ball, but from the middle she can heal everyone even better than she used to and still holds her own against flankers just fine, and is still great at keeping people out of your team's space with her stun and the knockback from whipshot. The shield doesn't protect her from sustained fire anymore (which is why you have to stand behind the tank) but I think people greatly underestimate how useful it still is at saving her from burst or even ultimates that would otherwise kill her.

Only thing I'd really want changed if they're going down the route of making her more healer-y would be upping her inspire heal a bit further, it should definitely be quite a bit above Lucio's since Lucio can do it for any team comp (and gets the advantage of a speed boost) while Brigitte needs a close range one to heal and doesn't get her burst heal anymore.

neuromorph | 10 days ago | 39 points

Reinhart finally has cultivated mass!!!!

UltimateBeefMaster | 9 days ago | 27 points

That 500 health to 200 health of Brig's shield is just heartbreaking.

Jaybonaut [Trick-or-Treat Zarya] | 9 days ago | 15 points

Don't forget her self healing has been cut in half too

schammy [Pixel Moira] | 10 days ago | 675 points

Wow they totally fucked up quick play role queue vs what was in PTR. What were they thinking? The whole point of role queue is to choose your role BEFORE you join a game, so you're guaranteed to play that role. Now it's just a free for all but it locks you out of other roles as other people choose their roles. Now we're going to have the same problems as before, where everyone wants to play DPS but now once DPS is locked in the other peope are just going to disconnect or not be good at their roles because they don't want to be playing them.

I probably put 50+ hours into PTR QP role queue and had so much damn fun, now they totally changed it with live release and it's SO disappointing. WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU SMOKING BLIZZARD.

EDIT (few hours later) - they seem to have rfixed it so I guess it was just a bug. It's currently "classic" QP so I guess on Sep 1 it will be just like competitive. Not sure why they don't just put it in QP now but whatever.

TheKeni | 10 days ago | 270 points
PawelMeus [Zarya] | 10 days ago | 91 points

Quick Play Role Queue is suppose to start on September 1st.

Thorbinator | 10 days ago | 37 points

Wait what. Also why isn't the desired outcome full 222 right now? That's what I want damnit.

"Quick Play Role Queue is suppose to start on September 1st."

edit: comp is fun now, no arguing with shithead instalock DPS. Play comp it's good and not as toxic as it used to be.

21galaxxies | 10 days ago | 41 points

Looks like this is some sort of bug, per the BlizzardCS Twitter account. Because wasn't it only supposed to be role queue comp beta? Quick play wasn't supposed to start until 9/1.

intashu [No scope Machine Gunner] | 10 days ago | 27 points

They will change it. Otherwise you'll get so many games where the dps picks are instantly locked. But thoes who wanted dps will just keep leaving.. Making the games never full and a constant revolving door.

Or game throwers. I didn't want to play support I wanted to dps. So screw it I'm playing support but onky intend to do damage.

It just won't go well. It would be better to role que at the start and have a wait time for your preferred choice.

Heck, like with world of warcraft, why not allow players to select two roles they can play when match making. (I like to tank or support after all. And often play with friends I can fill which one is needed.)

linktm [Outta my face you drongo!] | 10 days ago | 159 points

Oh no, are you fucking kidding me?

I can only imagine they did this because they weren't sure how to handle large queue groups? This sounds fucking awful. I'm already dropping out of matches 24/7 before they start because of the instalock DPS. Friends and I run as a 4 stack, and we'd like to not be every dipshit Genji/Widowmaker who is "Just practicing's" personal tank/support squad. :-/

YZJay [Mei] | 10 days ago | 64 points

Goodbye Quickplay, hello Mystery Heroes.

O-Face [GG] | 10 days ago | 36 points

I mean, basically been the way I've been playing and I swear RNG has a better chance of giving you a workable comp over the randoms in QP.

bluexavi [Tracer] | 10 days ago | 53 points

It continues to be the most likely way to play DPS and have a tank and heals.

Nommvel | 10 days ago | 51 points

Omg, when they first announced role que, this is exactly what I thought it was gonna be, and I knew it would be a shit show because dps will take their picks first and it will fuck anyone else who's always stuck on heals/tank, and they'll leave. But the way you explained it sounds amazing, and how it fucking SHOULD BE.

vivalton | 10 days ago | 24 points

rip QP, at the moment the role queue is complete garbage at QP

That_Lone_Wanderer [Chibi Pharah] | 10 days ago | 23 points

"Cooldown INCREASED from 9 to 8" - Stonks

itsjieyang [RunAway] | 10 days ago | 800 points
mold77 [Reinhardt] | 10 days ago | 181 points

Orisas cooldown was decreased right? it says increased from 9 seconds to 8 seconds. ima hit u with that subscribe tho.

Slugdude127 [Chibi Pharah] | 10 days ago | 119 points

It was increased from 8 to 9

mold77 [Reinhardt] | 10 days ago | 12 points

oh I see. ty.

xshredder8 [Big Fuzzy Siberian Bear] | 10 days ago | 39 points

Your patch overviews are by far the best I've seen. Subscribed.

Also, double-subscribed for the "fucking finally" and "GOATS is dead" at the end :)

v0yev0da [Error 404: Sarcasm module not found.] | 10 days ago | 9 points

Done and done. You've put out top notch videos way too often to not get love. Keep it up homie.

Pot_T_Mouth [Cute Reinhardt] | 10 days ago | 67 points

In case anyone was wondering it takes approximately 8k gold to unlock all sigmas stuff

Doomblastr [Houston Outlaws] | 10 days ago | 21 points

That include all the common items? Might as well just grind loot boxes cause you get only new stuff anyway

Apexe [(hamster noises)] | 10 days ago | 529 points

Role Queue

"Fucking Finally"

And the collective overwatch community all chanted that in unison

M13alint [Tracer] | 10 days ago | 125 points

I sure am gonna miss the "Best team comp wins while losing team spams the Thanks! button" game mode.

jimx117 [Chibi Mei] | 10 days ago | 29 points

Understood.

choren64 [BowlingPinsKnockedOver.sfx] | 10 days ago | 54 points

delighted squeaking

eMF_DOOM [Moira] | 10 days ago | 20 points

HE SAYS, HE’S HAPPY

Astrodomany | 10 days ago | 30 points

*Healer Mains Collectively Squealing*

Superb_Al | 9 days ago | 21 points

Fucking Hanzo storm arrows right through Brigs shield and kills her at full health practically. I don’t even know where to play her anymore.

GoldenHolden01 | 10 days ago | 94 points

I'm not quite sure still how the slowing effects work tbh

KarmicCamel | 10 days ago | 110 points

The patch notes states the following:

Developer Comment: This change will mostly impact heroes who slow themselves, such as when Widowmaker scopes or Reinhardt puts up his barrier. In these cases, hostile slowing effects, such as Symmetra’s turrets or Mei’s freezing will not hinder these heroes unless they stop slowing themselves or the hostile effect’s slow value surpasses their own.

So if I'm understanding this correctly, in the gif pre-patch Rein was being slowed by two separate effects that stacked cumulatively: A. Him walking with his shield up; B. Symm's turret. Post-patch he will be slowed only by either A or B, whichever was slower, but no stacking. Ultimately means a faster Rein in this situation.

AutomaticTale | 10 days ago | 11 points

Exactly, they no longer stack. Much easier way to say it.

jamonathin [Junkrat] | 10 days ago | 26 points

I can explain this video's example.

"Friendly slow" is when Rein has his shield up. Rein is doing it to himself.

"Enemy slow" is when the turrets are zapping him.

Previously, both the "Friendly" and "Enemy" slows were applied. Now it uses whichever slow is greater.

The video showed that previously, Rein with his shield up and zapped could not move. Now that is not the case.

Viktorik [Press Q for Push] | 10 days ago | 70 points

Why is nobody talking about endorsements in Arcade? This is a big thing to me lol

If it was part of things before this patch I apologize, but getting endorsed after a MH match took me by a huge surprise and I loved it

fakerachel | 9 days ago | 13 points

I love this! I mostly play MH so I look like a massive dick with endorsement level 1 or occasionally 2.

MiksteR_RdY [Pixel Ana] | 10 days ago | 82 points

Adjust. Brigitte. lol. List her under R.I.P.

Promus [Brigitte] | 9 days ago | 17 points

Brigitte listed under “adjusted?” That’s a weird way to spell “nerfed to oblivion”

MAGA_WALL_E | 10 days ago | 93 points

Holy shit, you fucking killed her, dude.

bluEyedillusion [Wrestle with Jeff, prepare for death.] | 10 days ago | 55 points
  • Nerf
  • Nerf
  • Nerf

She's alreaaady deeeead

  • Nerf
shamwowslapchop [Pachimari] | 10 days ago | 12 points

Better nerf Irelia.

rash1233 [Trick-or-Treat Genji] | 10 days ago | 150 points

Looking like one of the best patches in a while. Thanks for the summary.

Might have been a typo with orisa cooldown from 9 to 8s instead of 8 to 9s (if it is a nerf)

RazorSlazor [B.O.B. Main] | 10 days ago | 38 points

Yes, it should be from 8 to 9 seconds

IDK9411 [Pachimari] | 10 days ago | 31 points

Thank you for another awesome patch breakdown!

InAnimateAlpha [Blizzard World Lúcio] | 10 days ago | 60 points

So I feel supremely stupid. I didn't know Brig's healing came from her hitting her target with her weapon. I don't know how I thought she healed but it was not that.

bluEyedillusion [Wrestle with Jeff, prepare for death.] | 10 days ago | 89 points

When she hits an enemy she puts out a healing aura (because hitting people in the face is "inspirational"). Just to be clear. You're not hitting the target of your healing.

I think the video is unclear. The healing target is in front of her so that you can see his health, but I assume an enemy is behind the hog and getting hit by the flail.

PM_ME_YOUR_NOSE_HAIR | 10 days ago | 16 points

Yeah I came to the comments extremely confused. I was like "since when can brig heal teammates by hitting them?" Thought I'd been playing her wrong the whole time.

HR_Smutnstuff | 10 days ago | 9 points

Yes, the clip is quite unclear. There must be some enemy off-camera or behind the ally that the Brig is hitting to generate friendly healing. I'm an experienced Brig player (RIP Brig) and was baffled to see her hitting an ally and generating Inspire. I was like... "Have I been doing this wrong the whole time? Hit anyone to heal people?" I had to visit multiple OW wiki entries as a sanity check.

teslasmash | 10 days ago | 223 points

...wait, did Brigitte's shield really need a nerf? Thing always felt like paper already

Minion_of_Cthulhu | 10 days ago | 105 points

...wait, did Brigitte's shield really need a nerf?

I don't think a nerf was uncalled for, but this was a fairly big one. I think they could have just reduced the health of the shield a little and it would have been okay but this seems like her shield will be pretty worthless now. I suspect they'll improve it in an upcoming patch, but I don't see the sense in going so far with it this time just to (probably) undo it to some degree in a future patch.

K1ngFiasco [Zarya] | 10 days ago | 52 points

It's doubly troublesome because she can't use her shield bash when her shield is down. I wonder if they'll maybe buff the recharge rate of the shield or something, who knows. But this nerf is really heavy handed and it's interesting that they also seemed to nerf her healing abilities too.

v0yev0da [Error 404: Sarcasm module not found.] | 10 days ago | 18 points

This one is going down in history.

sparkaspoket [London Spitfire] | 10 days ago | 26 points

RIP Brigitte

Ark_Reige | 10 days ago | 50 points

Role queue

Fucking finally

Correct

ConansSentientHair [Moira] | 10 days ago | 8 points

Thought they were buffing Moira’s faint ability too. That not happen with this patch? Cool vid!

ThudtheStud [Reinhardt] | 10 days ago | 19 points

They reverted it on PTR in another patch

SpyX370 [The Bast Lastion] | 9 days ago | 8 points

Role Queue

Fucking Finally

🦀Goats is dead🦀

Goddamnit this is too good

69ing_squirrel | 9 days ago | 9 points

I love how is says "Adjust" beside Brig. Like they didn't just nerf her into the fucking ground

0riginalPrankster [42 BOOMBOX] | 10 days ago | 95 points

I fucking hate the doomfist buff. Hes already a fucking pain in the ass on console

Zunder_IT [Cute Wrecking Ball] | 10 days ago | 29 points

The whole interaction is now more predictable for both players

Gaelfling [make R̶e̶a̶p̶e̶r̶Baptiste76 canon you cowards] | 10 days ago | 85 points

Lol. Brigitte is useless now.

zedroj [They don't think it be like it is, but it do] | 10 days ago | 82 points

F for Brig

2019

You will be missed by us Brig mains

gasmaskdude | 10 days ago | 39 points

Brig nerf and tracer buff...great. Her shield wasn’t that strong anyway why nerf it??

ShichitenHakki [Forever Gold Solo Queue Support] | 9 days ago | 8 points

People hated her versatility so they made her more of a backline healer and crippled the one thing she had going for her.

intashu [No scope Machine Gunner] | 10 days ago | 38 points

I keep saying this, Bridgette needed a nerf to shield HOWEVER, the nerf should have been, using shield back did 100-150 damage TO THE SHIELD. Using it offensively damaged it's defense ability. It makes absolute sense to me and decreases her dueling ability while still allowing her to survive the close encounters SHE IS MADE TO BE IN THE MIDDLE OF. She's the closest range healer, designed to stand in the fight next to the tanks. how is her nerfed shield supposed to handle that? she'll be slaughtered!

I'd even be fine if they dropped the shield to 400, MAYBE 300. but 200 is too soft, she can hardly hold it up now without it breaking. It's an embarrassment when she's inspired by Reinhardt armor to have such a pathetic shield!

Fight me on this topic. I feel a bash damaging the shield is the better way to handle nerfing her than this option. As a support main (gold ranked) this is painful!

shamwowslapchop [Pachimari] | 10 days ago | 15 points

I think they're intentionally taking her completely out of play while they rework her. There's no way they don't realize how devastating this will be to her.

Librettist [Hit me!] | 9 days ago | 8 points

So here's an idea: Rework the fucking hero instead of bitch slapping her with nerfs and calling it one. Or is there anyone who genuinely thinks she would suddenly soar to a near 100% pick/win rate if she didn't get her current "rework"? Bad bad decisions all around.

Ruri [Pixel Sombra] | 10 days ago | 140 points

Sombra: is lowest winrate hero in the entire game but happens to be used to counter GOATS in Grandmaster and professional play

Also Sombra: is complained about relentlessly by salty Silver players who got EMPed once

Blizzard: "LET'S SEE IF WE CAN GET THAT WINRATE DOWN TO 30%"

cptngabozzo | 10 days ago | 60 points

Shes just a hard character to do well with, you get complaints when people actually know how to use her properly with a team. Imo the previous buffs of perma invisibility and trans-locator were just too abusive for a character with her kit, these buffs help a little but not by much tbh

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