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Monday, June 13, 2016

Blue Posts: McCree and Possibly Widowmaker Upcoming Nerfs, D.Va Buff

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Players are still getting into the swing of things, but certain characters are already showing up as quite powerful in competitive play, specifically McCree and Widowmaker, who are both showing up quite often on hero picks. As a result, McCree is definitely getting nerfed, whereas Widowmaker is "on the radar".

Introduction

Players are still getting into the swing of things, but certain characters are already showing up as quite powerful in competitive play, specifically McCree and Widowmaker, who are both showing up quite often on hero picks. As a result, McCree is definitely getting nerfed, whereas Widowmaker is "on the radar".

McCree Nerfs

In an interview with Eurogamer.net, Blizzard Game Director Jeff Kaplan explained the following, declaring that McCree should kill offense based champions with ease, but not tanks as well:

McCree is pretty straightforward. What we're looking at right now is his fan the hammer damage. We're going to reduce it.

The goal there is to make it so that McCree can still use his combo that we love, which is the flashbang and fan the hammer on somebody like Tracer. McCree should absolutely kill that Tracer. We want McCree to be a counter to people like Tracer, Genji and Reaper.

What we're not crazy about, right now, is the way in which McCree can absolutely shred tanks. It's a little too easy, so we want to bring the fan the hammer damage down, so he's still killing the squishies and the medium strength heroes, but he's less effective against the tanks. If he times everything perfectly and gets every single shot off, he's got a shot against a tank, but it's not the instant 'I win' button that it is right now.

D.Va Buffs

Again in the same interview, Jeff went on to talk about D.Va vaguly, but ot sounds like they may just make her damage a little more consistent at longer range.
Her damage has come into question from a lot of people. You have to be really close to do effective damage with D. Va and we might look at that. We might also look at her survivability. A lot of time, D. Va can get herself into situations where she's a tank and it feels like she should be there, but then she gets knocked out of that mech so quickly. We probably won't do a bunch of buffs to her damage and her survivability; we'll probably pick one direction or the other, but right now, we've been exploring both.

Widowmaker

Meanwhile, Jeff also took to the battle.net forums a few days ago with a declaration of war on Widowmaker, stating the following:

Widowmaker is on our radar. We are discussing her. We have some internal experiments going to see if we can keep her viable while lowering the frustration threshold a little bit. Right now, this is just exploration. If something more comes of it, we'll let you know. - Source


What do you think about the upcoming nerfs and buffs? Excited? Disagree/Agree with their choices? Comment below!



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