Big Overwatch PTR changes gut Hanzo's scatter arrow ability, tweak Genji, Tracer, and more


You can also play the new map, Rialto

Overwatch, like most shooters, is in constant flux. What might be meta now could change in a matter of weeks or even days, and the current PTR (public test region/realm) is looking to shake things up once again.

Blizzard has announced that Hanzo is losing his scatter arrow ability, and will now utilize storm arrows, a succession volley attack of six shots — as well as a new mid-air jump called lunge. In other news Genji’s deflect hitbox has been reduced, Brigitte’s shield bash has been tweaked to have a smaller cone angle (60 from 90), Junkrat’s frag launcher has had its projectile size decreased slightly (and his Rip-Tire is a tad slower), Lucio’s wall ride has been altered, and Tracer’s pulse bomb now has a max damage of 300 instead of 400, because it was “too good at killing tanks.”

You can also try a new map in PTR, an escort joint called Rialto, based in Italy. If you’re a regular player and want to see the exact figures for everything you can find them at the link below.

Overwatch PTR Patch Notes []