Overwatch Update 2.83 (1.44.0.1) Is Live, Adjustments To Heroes

Overwatch has received Update 2.83 (1.44.0.1). You can now download this patch on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch. You will find that Overwatch Update 2.83 (1.44.0.1) is quite a small update as it only has a few adjustments to some heroes. Something that stands out in this patch is that they reduced some of Brigitte’s healing and armor to help keep her in line with other healers.

Overwatch is a cooperative and competitive first-person action video game developed by Blizzard, creators of games such as Starcraft, Diablo or Warcraft, which for the first time address a first-person shooter profile game. The title is set in a distant and fantasy future, where dozens of heroes are the only ones able to safeguard peace on Earth from the threat of hostile robots. Below you will find the complete list of Overwatch Update 2.83 (1.44.0.1) patch notes.

Brigitte

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.

  • Repair Pack: Armor over-heal reduced from 75 armor to 50 armor / HPS decreased from 60 to 55.

Symmetra

Increasing Photon Projectors max damage allows Symmetra to play more effectively at a safer range when necessary in Overwatch.

  • Photon Projector (Secondary Fire): Damage increased from 120 to 140.

Widowmaker

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.

  • Widow’s Kiss: Full charge time for scoped shots increased from 0.75 sec to 0.9 sec

Wrecking Ball

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 in Overwatch.

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

I remind you that Blizzard’s Overwatch released on May 24, 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and October 15, 2019 on Nintendo Switch.