Overwatch patch notes: Update 1.11 nerfs Soldier, Reinhardt and Orisa Overwatch patch notes: Update 1.11 nerfs Soldier, Reinhardt and Orisa
With the launch of the new Overwatch Anniversary Event comes a huge new patch, and a number of important balancing changes and additions to... Overwatch patch notes: Update 1.11 nerfs Soldier, Reinhardt and Orisa

With the launch of the new Overwatch Anniversary Event comes a huge new patch, and a number of important balancing changes and additions to a handful of heroes.

These changes had been applied to the Public Test Realm (PTR) a while back, and after some hefty testing are now live across all public servers, just in time for the game’s one-year anniversary.

The patch of course brings with it important additions for the actual Anniversary Event, including new skins, emotes, sprays, maps, and modes.

Check out the important changes below. You can view the full list of patch notes here.

Genji

  • Removed the attack delay from Genji’s wall climbing ability, allowing him to engage with enemies immediately after he finishes climbing

Developer Comments: This is a quality of life change to make wall climbing feel better.

Hanzo

  • Removed the attack cooldown from Hanzo’s wall climbing ability, allowing him to engage with enemies immediately after he finishes climbing
  • Storm Bow
    • Increased charge speed by 10%
    • Charged arrows now maintain their charge after climbing a wall, provided the button is continuously held
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Developer Comments: Decreasing Hanzo’s draw time gives him more overall DPS, while also letting him fully charge an arrow and more quickly return to full movement speed when needed. And, like the change to Genji’s wall climbing, this is a quality of life change that will make climbing feel better.

Orisa

  • Fusion Driver
    • Damage reduced by 9%
  • Protective Barrier
    • Cooldown reduced from 12 seconds to 8 seconds

Developer Comments: To help Orisa maintain the front line for her team, we’re reducing the cooldown of her Protective Barrier. This change also helps her reposition the barrier more easily when needed. To compensate for this new defensive strength, we’re reducing her Fusion Driver’s damage, as it felt too high.

Reaper

  • Wraith Form
    • Ammo is now entirely refilled when Wraith Form is used

Developer Comments: Wraith Form is typically used as an escape ability after firing. This change gives Reaper a fighting chance if an enemy chases him down as he uses it.

Reinhardt

  • Earthshatter
    • Effective height has been lowered from 3 meters to 2 meters
    • The height threshold of objects that Earthshatter can “climb” has been lowered from 3 meters to 2 meters, making Earthshatter less likely to climb tall objects as it moves along the ground.
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Developer Comments: Earthshatter tended to climb unexpectedly high, frequently hitting targets that were significantly above the ground. These changes help the ability stay more grounded.

Soldier: 76

  • Heavy Pulse Rifle
    • Bullet damage decreased from 20 to 19

Developer Comments: Soldier: 76 is in a much better place lately, but his damage output was making him a must pick, compared to similar roles.

 

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  • Ottie Myer

    May 25, 2017 #3 Author

    The Soldier-76 nerf was just unneeded albeit it barely made a dent in his overall output. He’s easily the most balanced champion/hero/character of any game I’ve ever seen.

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