Overwatch new patch February 12 update brings enhancements to Heroes

Vaibhav Chawla Vaibhav Chawla Feb 13, 2020 Gaming, News

Overwatch has received a new patch today and the latest update for the game is coming with version 1.44.0.1. Well, it is a third hotfix for the game with the same version number. Overwatch February 12 update is live on all the platforms including Windows, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PS4.

Speaking of Overwatch, it has been developed by Blizzard and it is one of the best team-based multiplayer first-person shooting games that are currently available on the market. The game was released in 2016 & since then it has been running strong.

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Overwatch game features over 30 playable characters and they are called as Heroes. The most recent character which has been introduced in the game is Sigma. However, in December, Overwatch Director, Jeff Kaplan possibly teased a new hero, Junker Queen during the Christmas Eve Yule Log stream & playing Lego. He also 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.”

Well, it is yet not clear, when Junker Queen will be added to the game. But we are keeping a close watch on all the developments and will update you with more information on this whenever Blizzard will reveal it.

Cut to now, a new update has gone live for the game and the latest update has brought many enhancements to the game. The latest update also features Hero updates. You can check the complete list of changes that have been incorporated in the latest update down below.

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HERO UPDATES

Brigitte

Repair Pack

  • Armor over-heal reduced from 75 armor to 50 armor
  • HPS decreased from 60 to 55

Developer Comment: On top of the high utility Brigitte brings to her team, she also dishes out a ton of healing and armor. We’re reducing some of this healing and armor to help keep her in line with the other healers.

Symmetra

Photon Projector (Secondary Fire)

  • Damage increased from 120 to 140

Developer Comment: Increasing Photon Projectors max damage allows Symmetra to play more effectively at a safer range when necessary.

Widowmaker

Widow’s Kiss

  • Full charge time for scoped shots increased from 0.75 sec to 0.9 sec

Developer Comment:

Widowmaker has become stronger over time following changes to other heroes, such as power reductions to barriers. This change is intended to slow down her shots, reducing her overall DPS.

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Wrecking Ball

Piledriver

  • Affected players’ loss of air control reduced from 1 second to 0.5 seconds

Developer Comment: This change allows Wrecking Ball’s enemies to regain control of their movement more quickly to try and avoid attacks, making Piledriver combos a bit less deadly.

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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.