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‘Overwatch’ Patch Notes: Surprise Nerfs For Moira And Echo

Less than a week after Overwatch tested changes for several heroes in the Experimental mode, they’ve all been added to the live build. That means there are changes for Baptiste, McCree, Zarya, Moira and Reaper. There were a couple of surprise nerfs in the patch too.

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Charging up Echo’s and Moira’s ultimates will now take a little longer. The Coalescence ultimate cost has been increased by 17%, while Duplicate’s cost has been bumped up by 15%. According to Blizzard, “the Duplicate ultimate has proven to be more impactful than expected and was coming up quickly due to Echo’s high damage output.” Those are good changes. Even as someone who loves both heroes, their ultimates often charge a bit too quickly.

I covered all of the other changes that were tested in the Experimental mode in my post about that patch, along with Blizzard’s reasoning. But let’s run through all of the balance changes once more for the sake of convenience:




  • Charge time increased from 0.7 to 1 second



  • Ultimate cost increased by 15%


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  • Reload time increased from 1.2 to 1.5 seconds

Combat Roll

  • Distance reduced by 20%


Biotic Grasp

  • Resource regeneration is now three times higher while channeling Coalescence


  • Ultimate cost increased by 17%


The Reaping

  • Life Steal amount increased from 30% to 35%


Particle Cannon

  • (Primary Fire) Beam damage now scales from 75-170 damage-per-second, down from 95-170

The patch is now live on all platforms.

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