Overwatch January 28, 1.44 patch update is live - Orisa nerfed

Vaibhav Chawla Vaibhav Chawla Jan 29, 2020 Gaming, News

Overwatch was released in 2016 and it is still running strong due to its interactive shooting & gameplay. It is one of the best team-based multiplayer first person shooting games that has been developed by Blizzard.

Overwatch features more than 30 playable characters & they are called Heroes. In December, during the Christmas Eve Yule Log stream & playing Lego, Overwatch director, Jeff Kaplan possibly teased Junker Queen. While holding its piece, he guessed her role, by saying the following:

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I wonder if the Queen is ever going to be a hero,” Kaplan said. “What would she be? She’s not going to be Support, right? That doesn’t make a lot of sense.”

It is still not clear, when this new hero will be added to the game. Apart from that, the Overwatch Lunar New Year event is live in the game. It started on January 16 & will. stay live until February 5.

Overwatch’s Lunar New Year 2020 has added many new Legendary skins to the game. The list of skins that have been added to the game includes the following : Face Changer Sombra, Mask Dancer Moira, Samul Nori Lucio, and Opera Brigitte.

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A new game mode, Blitz CTF has also been added to the game under this event. features a new way to play Capture the Flag. Blitz CTF mode requires six captures to win the match instead of the traditional three. Players can also earn many rewards by winning in the following game modes : Quick Play, Competitive, & Arcade.

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Cut to now, a new update for Overwatch has gone live. The latest patch comes with version number 1.44. It has brought updates for many heroes. Sigma explosion damage has been reduced from 60 to 50. You can the complete patch notes for update 1.44 down below.

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Storm Arrows

  • Damage reduced from 70 to 60



  • Firing Deadeye no longer locks the player’s aim


The Reaping (Passive)

  • Healing amount reduced from 40% to 30% of damage dealt


Fusion Driver (Primary Fire)

  • Damage reduced from 11 to 10


  • Cooldown increased from 8 to 10 seconds


  • Snare duration reduced from 1 to 0.65 seconds


Gravitic Flux

  • Can now be interrupted before targets begin falling
  • Impact slow duration reduced from 0.9 to 0.6 seconds


  • Explosion damage reduced from 60 to 40


Biotic Launcher (Primary Fire)

  • Recovery time increased from 0.35 to 0.45 seconds

Biotic Launcher (Secondary Fire)

  • Heal explosion reduced from 60 to 50

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Vaibhav Chawla

An avid follower of the latest technology & gaming trends. Looks for positivity & happiness around. Follows the mantra "Work Hard & Play Hard." A sports enthusiast, and Federer fan. I believe in myself & currently enjoying the journey of life.