Attack of the Fanboy

Overwatch Dev Planning To Nerf McCree And Buff D.Va

by Mike Guarino


Overwatch is out now and is being gushed about by just about everybody, but despite how good the game is there is definitely some character balancing that needs to happen. While fans have been voicing their opinions on what should change regarding many of the game’s 21 characters, Blizzard is currently focusing on tweaking two of them.

As revealed on the official Overwatch forums, the two characters that will be getting tweaked in the near future are McCree and D.Va. Blizzard said the following about the changes coming to McCree:

“Its probably a bit too good at dealing damage to higher health targets such as Tanks and barriers. I don’t have any concrete changes yet, but I’m going to be testing some things internally to see how he plays.” He ends by saying that the hammer attack will likely be getting tweaked, as well.

Despite the nerfing of McCree, the changes that they have in store for D.Va will improve her. He said the following:

“I do think there is some room for some D.Va improvements, but these are unlikely to take the shape of increasing her damage output significantly. The goal is that she should be a viable aggressive initiation tank, much like Winston can be right now, rather than some sort of beefy flying assassin. So any changes will likely be helping her in that direction.”

Reaper will also be getting a change, though his change is more of a quality of life improvement than an actual stat-based tweak. Reaper’s attacks aren’t currently color-coded, so the plan is to fix that so teammates won’t get confused and think he’s an enemy during the heat of battle.

Despite some of the tweaks that will undoubtedly improve the game, Overwatch has had a very successful launch that has made doing well with any of the characters very possible.

You May Like
Up Next