Overwatch Update to Tweak Mercy, Zenyatta and Mei
Blizzard is planning to release an update that will make some adjustments to Mercy, Zenyatta, and Mei in Overwatch. Blizzard has already issued a couple of updates that balanced other characters and now it looks like these 3 are targeted.
According to principal designer Geoff Goodman:
Zenyatta is definitely playing a lot better these days. Anecdotal feedback, internal stats, and competitive feedback are all showing hes actually a bit too strong at the moment. At this point we’re looking likely to reduce some of his power in an upcoming patch, probably related to his Discord Orb
While Zenyatta is being nerfed devs are considering buffing Mei.
While Mei currently doesn’t see a ton of tournament or competitive play, I don’t think shes super far off. Currently her ult can feel a bit unwieldy and inconsistent, especially when you compare it to other similar ults such as Reinhardt’s. We’re internally testing allowing the ultimate projectile she throws to pierce barriers (such as Reinhardt’s shield), and increasing the radius a bit on it.
Meanwhile, Blizzard is experimenting with different adjustments for Mercy but some of them haven’t worked as expected. Devs are still considering different tweaks and will update us soon. Devs are planning to add an ability she can use outside of her combat.
We’ll have more for you once Blizzard shares more about it.
Overwatch is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.