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Overwatch Update: Ana to Get Nerfed Again? Blizzard Tweaks Winston and Roadhog

By Alessia Amherst , Feb 11, 2017 04:00 AM EST

There are even more "Overwatch" changes coming after Blizzard addressed a recent issue. Roadhog and Ana are getting balance tweaks while Winston seems to be getting a buff.

Two "Overwatch" Tanks Gets Much-Needed Tweaks

Blizzard seems to be intent on wanting the "Overwatch" triple-tank meta but still wants to make these characters viable. With this in mind, PVP Live reports that both Roadhog and Winston are getting some changes that might secure them a spot in the meta. While this is Roadhog's third consecutive changes, some fans are pleased to hear about Winston's buff as they have been highly requesting for the studio to tweak him a bit.

To begin with, Roadhog's Scrap Gun now has a decreased spread of 20 percent. However, his Chain Hook now pills his targets 3.5 meters away and not the original 2. Moreover, the said skill's cooldown has increased from 6 to 8 seconds. On the other hand, the "Overwatch" character Winston has his critical hit volume decreased by 15 percent.

With these changes, Roadhog can hook farther and much more accurately at the cost of cooldown which means every hook throw must count. Meanwhile, Winston now has a better chance of surviving random shots from DPS characters like Soldier 76 or Tracer. This is a much-needed buff as the character is one of the least-frequently used tanks in the game.

Ana's Nanoboost Getting Damage Reduction Nerf?

In line with tanks, another PVP Live report explains that the current Bastion in the PTR is essentially unkillable when combining his new passive skill with Ana's Nanoboost. One video shows the situation wherein D.Va's ultimate only dealt a measly 144 damage to the omnic. Blizzard has already addressed this issue and they plan on capping the damage resistance to Ana's Nanoboost as a result.

While this may seem like a nerf on her part, it for fitting enough as Bastion and Ana combos would sweep and take over the meta. Now, the damage cap is set to 70 percent meaning that the 144 damage would now be at 300. Fans can play "Overwatch" on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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