Next Overwatch Patch Nerfs Genji and Boost Mercy

Genji is getting weaker

By Grayshadow, Posted 18 Aug 2016

Everyone's most hated Ninja is getting nerfed in the next Overwatch patch. Currently on the PC version's public test region.


Recently lead designer Geoff Goodman hinted on several changes coming to Overwatch, including a brand new ranking system for season 2, but now it's official. Along with Zenyatta Genja is getting nerfed.

The changes made to the cyborg ninja are as followed:

- Double jump no longer resets when wall climbing

- Dash no longer deals damage to traps like Widowmaker’s Venom Mine or Junkrat’s Steel Trap, and no longer bypasses Junkrat’s Steel Trap

- Swift Strike no longer interrupts quick melee attacks

- Dragonblade duration has been reduced from 8 seconds to 6 seconds

Other notable changes include:

- Ultimates that consume the ultimate meter when activated will now drain the meter more quickly (.25 second instead of 1 second)

- Mei’s Blizzard projectile now pierces barriers, and its radius has been increased from 8 meters to 10 meters

- Mercy’s healing-per-second has been increased by 20%

- Zenyatta gets a nerf and a buff: the amount of damage amplified by a target with Orb of Discord has been decreased from 50% to 30%, but Orb of Destruction damage has increased from 40 to 46

- Watchpoint: Gibraltar’s first checkpoint has been removed

If you want to Genji achievement/trophy before the patch goes into the effect you better start trying right now. I know I will.

Overwatch is now available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

Source: Overwatch Blog

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Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher(s): Blizzard Entertainment
Developer(s): Blizzard Entertainment
Genres: First-Person Shooter
Themes: MOBA, PvP, 6v6 Brawl
Release Date: 2016-05-24

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