Overwatch Gets a Balancing Update
Blizzard is a huge gaming company that aims to provide the best gaming experience to the masses.
Just last month, they’ve released their first-person shooting game, Overwatch, and a lot of people have actually bought it and enjoyed it.
In fact, according to Blizzard, over 7 million people have already purchased the game on PC, Xbox One, and the Playstation 4 game consoles.
Now, Blizzard is very keen when it comes to game balancing and next week, they’re going to be releasing their new balancing update.
This update will specifically target one overpowered character, McCree. You see in Overwatch, aside from the usual uniqueness of every character, each and every one of them have their own ultimate abilities.
McCree’s ultimate, Fan the Hammer, is overpowered at the time of writing this article. McCree will unload every bullet from his gun to an unwilling recipient, thus, killing them in the process.
Now, the premise of the ultimate is simple: waste every bullet=kill. But, this ability is overpowered because even tanks get killed by just one use of this ultimate ability.
Blizzard is now focused on nerfing the ultimate ability, but only by a little bit. According to Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch’s game director said that he and his team are aware of this issue and they are going to tone down the damage a little bit.
Squishier characters and even the ones with medium HP can still be killed by the Fan the hammer attack, but tanks will surely survive it in the upcoming patch. This will give Tank characters enough HP to kill McCree after he’s done using his ultimate.
This is very good news since a lot of people are using McCree just for his ultimate ability.
Blizzard is truly committed to balancing their games and this is just one of the first balancing acts they will do.
There are also reports that D.Va will get a buff as well, but there is still no in-depth information about it at this time.
In other news, Blizzard will be implementing the Rank play in Overwatch over the coming months.
Jeff Kaplan teased a bit of information about it. He said that they’re currently working to make the matchmaking process as accurate as possible. This means that when you are ranked at the lowest echelon, you will be paired with similarly ranked characters as well.
Overwatch’s game director did not give a specific timeline on when the ranked play update will be released but rest assured that it will be released with most, not all, of the problems ironed out.
I sure hope they focus on this one as Heroes of the Storm’s ranked play wasn’t that good. There was one time when my friend, who was rank 34 at that time, was pitted against a rank 5 player. The result was not good.
McCree’s nerf and D.Va’s buff are just some of the first balancing acts Blizzard will be doing on Overwatch. Overwatch is a highly entertaining game and it is available on the PC as well as the Xbox One and Playstation 4 game consoles.