Overwatch’s Mercy is shown none by Blizzard, plus news on Overwatch League
Mercy just can’t catch a break.
The Overwatch healer is due for another round of brutal nerfs, the latest in a long, long line of downward adjustments to the character by Blizzard. This time, her resurrect has been changed from an instant cast and no longer gives a bonus charge, in addition to a nerf to the speed boost from her Guardian Angel ability.
Blizzard explained this latest Mercy nerf, saying, “Mercy’s recent Resurrect changes have helped in allowing enemies to have more counter play in dealing with her, but she was able to use Resurrect through Valkyrie enough to largely mitigate the impact of the previous changes. Additionally, we’re toning back the amount of mobility Valkyrie provides through Guardian Angel and reducing its duration to overall reduce the power of this ability.”
On the plus side, the studio did release an official Overwatch League companion app on iOS and Android for those who want to follow this fledgling program as it progresses through its first season. The promised League skins have finally made it into the game as well. And the community is also getting into the fun of it all, with one site creating a fantasy league for the e-sports events.
And finally, Overwatch League announced a major Twitch partnership, the benefits of which you can enjoy as soon as today, as the first tournament will stream tonight at 7 p.m. EST when San Francisco Shock takes on the Los Angeles Valiant.