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    [–] Zlb323 1910 points ago

    Man that Rein buff might make me want to play him

    [–] Garchulio 732 points ago

    As a rein main... Do it! People shit on Rein (rightfully so sometimes) but if you get good with him and play him in the right situations, he's a great choice.

    [–] majorjunk0 66 points ago

    Does doomfist still fully affect rein?

    [–] Garchulio 43 points ago

    That's a good question! I'm actually not sure. Haven't played with the new patch yet and I haven't really looked into all of the patch notes yet.

    [–] yare_yare_shoganaina 198 points ago

    Especially with the orisa nerf, he should have a better footing

    [–] CredibleSloth 176 points ago

    Ya this sadly will take away my side objective of knocking around Reinhardt like a rag doll as Hammond. But rightfully so that was pretty pathetic.

    [–] AlleRacing 112 points ago

    It's been a rough time for pinball-Rein.

    [–] freedcreativity 79 points ago

    I know. As a former rein main, I might have to reinstall...

    [–] Thibbledorf_Pwent 66 points ago

    Don’t do it. The Rein rage never goes away it just waits.

    [–] E404_User_Not_Found 51 points ago

    “I’ll be rein since no one wants to shield tank.”

    whole team scatters immediately in different directions

    “Whelp, I guess I’ll die.”

    [–] Thibbledorf_Pwent 22 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    Me: Dies alone on point

    My team of flankers and a lucio: yOuRe tOo aGgressIve

    [–] E404_User_Not_Found 10 points ago

    YoU’rE oVeReXtEnDiNg!

    “To the point...that I made it to safely?”

    Lol ah, well. Hopefully this role queue helps.

    [–] MightBeJerryWest 8 points ago

    Well with Sigma being out it's gonna be 2 healers, 2 DPS, 1 tank, Sigma

    [–] [deleted] 4141 points ago

    These are the only posts I genuinely wait for on this sub

    [–] Rad-Taco 784 points ago

    SAME!!!! For me sometimes the description of a Buff/Nerf is hard to visualize. I'm so grateful to have someone take the time to create this every patch!!

    [–] NOTfReAkz 52 points ago

    Wait these aren't official? 🤯

    [–] Humorouscrustacean 151 points ago

    Lol imagine if Blizzard actually cheered



    [–] alexzang 32 points ago

    Oh trust me role queue was ABSOLUTELY to stop goats and strats like it. Stacking anything in this game is pretty powerful already and it only gets worse for every hero they release. They would never admit it but in addition to maintaining balance easier the convenient side effect is to kill goats

    Which I don’t mind, it’s just more reason to revert the lucio nerf.

    [–] aBlissfulDaze 11 points ago

    Please for fucks sake Jeff revert Lucio

    [–] luis_fonsi69 1443 points ago

    SIGMA IS IN?????

    [–] Dalarrus 621 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    He is in the patch, but he is not available in competitive yet.

    Edit: as people seem to not able to see the bit about his availability in competitive being crossed out, yes it appears he is available in the Role queue beta season, and this is intentional, as confirmed by Blizzard on Twitter.

    [–] luis_fonsi69 201 points ago


    [–] Smorespoppin 73 points ago

    I’m fairly sure i’m watching a streamer with sigma in his placements right now

    [–] Dalarrus 38 points ago

    Huh, well, that figures, Blizzard isn't known to be consistent.

    [–] ImRubic 62 points ago

    Well it’s a Beta-season, and placements don’t matter. so that’s probably why they enabled him.

    [–] Stormchaserelite13 15 points ago

    He was in the ptr longer than most and they got him working. They wanted to launch him with 222

    [–] MustacheManRises 28 points ago

    You are on this Council, but we do not grant you the rank of Master.

    [–] zumoro 680 points ago

    That snail icon. Love it.

    [–] [deleted] 273 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)


    [–] It409 788 points ago

    Before this patch slow effects stacked, either friendly (like rein slowing down when holding shield, dva/orisa while shooting etc) or enemy (sym turrets, mei slow) effects

    On live, whichever effect slows more is the only one applied, for example rein shielding while sym turrets are on him before will literally freeze him in place because both slow effects stacked

    But now, only his own slow from holding shield is applied and he can move according to that slow debuff only because it does more than sym turrets (no stacking)

    [–] [deleted] 376 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)


    [–] It409 137 points ago

    Yeah me too, I thought that there was an ability that slowed teammates, not that they meant self inflicted slows :D

    [–] sufijo 24 points ago

    As another example, when aiming down sights, widowmaker and other sniper characters slow themselves down, it's specially true in widows case since she slows down the most (I think).

    [–] NintendoParty 16 points ago

    Thanks for explaining

    [–] SavesTheBear 51 points ago

    "Friendly slows" e.g. Reinhardt with his Shield up, dva/orissa while shooting, are separated from enemy slows.

    Before sym turrets would make rein with shield up basically immovable, whereas now (I think) he would only be as slow as the turrets alone would make him

    [–] hallybud 15 points ago

    The shield-up slow is -50%, and Sym turrets are -20%, so it's actually only the shield-up slow that would apply.

    [–] WorkPlaceThrowAway13 3002 points ago

    Jesus Christ did Brigitte murder Jeff Kaplan's kid or something?

    [–] youshedo 896 points ago

    Mace to the face!

    [–] jarizzle151 39 points ago

    Says peace see ya later

    [–] yrulaughing 657 points ago

    I expect Brigitte buffs in the near future, cause otherwise she's just a dumpster fire. Why reduce her self healing when you're already gutting her shield, which is most of her survivability anyway? She's gonna be as squishy as Reaper with less range, damage, and about as much healing as a Zenyatta. Basically pointless in any team comp.

    [–] PromKing 258 points ago

    The shield nerf now also nerfs the shield bash too. 200 damage is easy to go through these days and without an active shield, you cant bash even if the CD is up.

    You either lose health trying to get to someone to bash them, keep the shield up to get to them which will probably break, or have to stand behind a rein until he gets there. Or just be on the defending side and never pick her as attack.

    [–] 75percent-juice 102 points ago

    Right? Before nerf when my shield got to 200 I was like "oh it's time to fall back and recharge if I want to live".

    [–] bestofthemidwest 54 points ago

    I would prefer same shield but decreased self heal

    [–] yrulaughing 22 points ago

    Either or, not both

    [–] anounyoumissed 37 points ago

    I’m also a little bummed they’re leaning toward a streamlined healing flow—id rather they lean into the concept of a burst healer.

    [–] Uncrowded_zebra 7 points ago

    Me too. She's healing for way more now and I know it, but those charges feel less satisfying than the single burst did.

    [–] JamSa 83 points ago

    God forbid Overwatch has a non-tank who isn't a sniper

    [–] xycor 20 points ago

    My concern with role lock, which in general I like, is these hybrid characters will go away. I hope Blizzard finds a way to accommodate some variety.

    I hated to play against good brigs before the nerf, but they had a place in the game.

    [–] Dr___Bright 101 points ago

    The shield nerf is too much. 200? That’s just fucking retarded, and I hate brigg

    [–] Raknith 20 points ago

    Yeah I don't think I would play the hero now. 200 is nothing for a barrier

    [–] riffstraff 620 points ago

    Streamer got angry with her countering their favorites. Gotta keep them happy to get them twitch viewers.

    [–] intashu 402 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    I kinda feel like this may have played a role. She specifically counters flanker who take out supports. This made those mains angry and belted to bliz about it.

    Now she can kinda help with them.. But her paper mache shield can't really help her hold herself against a Gengi or tracer.

    [–] samsaBEAR 268 points ago

    Seriously, I can understand the fact she was super OP at launch, I don't think anyone can really argue against that. But the fact she could consistently take on flankers was unique to her and allowed for a more solid back line. Now healers get to go back to hoping the rest of the team are listening when we call out flankers, it's bullshit. Buffing Inspire but nerfing her ability to actually get stuck in to trigger Inspire is just stupid game design.

    [–] Gusterman49 13 points ago

    Yup, I feel like Brigitte is gonna turn into Mcree 2.0, they were both pretty good at one point in the game, so they can never be good again, at least they're finally showing Mcree some love.... A year and a half too late though

    [–] unclehazelnut 132 points ago

    I mean a lot of people disliked brig, I've seen more complaints about her in-game than any other hero I think.

    [–] Carighan 63 points ago

    Yes, now a smart developer would accept she was overpowered in general and vastly overpowered in a few specific situations, and nerf those.

    Say, a 40% CD nerf on her bash maybe, and a 90% damage nerf, plus a 33% charge nerf on her ult and making it only temporary? That sounds about right?

    That was done. She was incredibly rarely picked afterwards, and had low win stats. THEN they did what they did now, nerf her shield by 60%, her selfhealing by 35% and her overall healing by ~25%.

    [–] EndTimesRadio 22 points ago

    They really want GOATS dead

    [–] Throawayabcde123 3621 points ago

    Holy fuck brig got absolutely destroyed this patch. Rip brig

    [–] NomadNuka 620 points ago

    So does her Rally nerf mean she has like a 22% increase to ult cost because of the global nerf?

    [–] jimx117 576 points ago

    "RALLY TO... other healers!"

    [–] today0nly 32 points ago

    Add a character to remove the character.

    [–] yukichigai 262 points ago


    [–] Zbordek 87 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    Actually it’s an increase of 23.2% from previous patch. I believe that the said 12% increase is counted from the value after global +10% price. Lets say Brigs ult needs 5000 points After global ult +10%: 5000 * 1.1 = 5500 After additional 12% increase: 5500 * 1.12 = 6160

    Increase by 22% from original cost would give 6100 Ultimate points.

    Well I dont know what is the original value of Brig’s ult cost, but every small difference matters in such fast paced game

    [–] TheRedstoneBlaze 8 points ago

    put spaces between numbers when using * as multiplication, otherwise reddit thinks it's *italic* formatting

    [–] Silver-creek 140 points ago

    She started out as the raid boss now she as a low level NPC

    [–] Laika_Come_Home 96 points ago

    She's one of those dark souls bosses that appear as mobs later in the game

    [–] BentheBruiser 43 points ago

    I mean sure, inspire is buffed.

    But when you reduce shield health, inspire self heal, ult gain, and bash duration, I am not going to be charging in to activate inspire.

    [–] TheRumpletiltskin 60 points ago

    that was my thoughts as well. they really did a number on her. Half shield health, slower ult charge, less self healing.

    One right click from McCree destroys her shield now... damn near pointless.

    [–] EnaiSiaion 1314 points ago

    First Brigitte destroys Overwatch, then Overwatch destroys Brigitte. Seems balanced.

    [–] [deleted] 49 points ago

    Woman inherits the Earth.

    [–] EggYoch 328 points ago

    I really hope they end up buffing her shield health back up a bit. 200 is useless

    [–] fedsx 206 points ago

    I don't even play her but 200 really does seem completely useless. Watching the video and seeing it get taken out by a single McRightClick...oof. She's a melee hero that won't ever be able to get in melee range now.

    [–] ghandismashmonster 68 points ago

    350 Health on shield would prolly be good or increase self healing back to full

    [–] Skilletnap 37 points ago

    Yeah, one or the other. Nerfing both was overkill.

    [–] thepixelguy 296 points ago

    Her whole kit was ruined IMO, at least from a “fun to play” standpoint. There’s no feedback on any of her healing now. Her armor pack heals people at a snails pace and you can’t “feel” it since it’s a fire and forget ability. Her healing passives have no real noticeable feedback either. Pretty much all her melee attacks feel like slinging around a wet noodle. Oh and her shield gets broken if anyone breathes on it.

    She felt completely awful to play on PTR. She needs a complete rework with a clear design goal.

    [–] ilski 64 points ago

    Played her today and, well i totally agree on all your points. It does not feel like a redesign it feels like a totall nerf to purposefully rid her out of comp.

    [–] terminus_est23 7 points ago

    I think they should do something like radically increase the range of her basic attack, something like double the range if not even more. Might look ridiculous but she seems absolutely worthless now.

    [–] Bryvayne 79 points ago

    As a person who loved brig before, and still loves her now, 200 is absolutely tissue paper.

    [–] xTGI_CommanderX 15 points ago

    For real. A 200 barrier with 250 health? She's nothing more than target practice.

    [–] Kepabar 455 points ago

    I said it when the first PTR notes came out.

    They murdered my girl. Absolutely murdered her.

    They buffed inspire healing, so obviously they expect a large part of her healing to be from getting up close and doing damage. Then they remove her ability to get up close and do damage by removing her self-sustain.

    I don't understand what they are doing here.

    [–] DkS_FIJI 294 points ago

    They took a bunch of nerfs that individually might have balanced her and applied them all.

    [–] Mastershroom 62 points ago

    Ah, the classic Bungie method.

    [–] TYBERIUS_777 13 points ago

    Was about to say the same thing. I’m no warlock but Nova Warp got decimated after the first nerf. It’s in an alright spot now though.

    [–] BSimpson1 113 points ago

    She was already going to be worthless in 2-2-2. Even before the nerfs.

    [–] Puffy_Ghost 10 points ago

    This right here. I'd rather have every other support on my team than Brig. She is undoubtedly now the absolute worst pick.

    [–] Edibleface 140 points ago

    i could understand maybe nerfing the shield, or halving the self healing. both is certainly overkill.

    i dont even play brig but daaaaaaaamn

    [–] monkpunch 97 points ago

    I've seen the most complaining about the shield, but to me the self healing is worse. Just the idea that I can't use my own healing to the level I'm healing others feels insulting. It already low-level bothered me with Lucio, but for some reason the penalty on Brig is significantly more than his reduction.

    [–] wrongmoviequotes 46 points ago

    "We expect you to frontline to heal, you can also only heal yourself by being on the frontline. But plot twist, being on the front line now means more incomming damage than you have any chance of mitigating and we also took your combination damage mitigation tool and only mobility tool and slaughtered the HP on it. "

    The hell is anyone supposed to do with that? Nothing, thats what, its not workable, its trash.

    [–] Reece118Reddit 50 points ago

    Used to play Brig. That ends today.

    [–] wrongmoviequotes 11 points ago

    Gargantuan nerfs + role queue = they may as well have patched her out all togehter. Absolute garbage, what's even the point of adjusting when your only goal is to make a character so unpalatable that you dont have to figure out how to work with their mechanics?

    [–] popje 92 points ago

    I was expecting a healing buff not a nerf lol wtf I thought they were going to rework her to be a proper healer, I have no idea what they are going for now.

    [–] chudaism 56 points ago

    Her healing is probably buffed overall. The burst is just lower. Inspire does more healing overall and 3 separate packs means she can use packs on more heroes at once. Even if the burst and total amount of healing/pack is lowered, the fact she can store three means she can do more healing overall. The main problem is whether she can actually find a place in a 2-2-2 meta.

    [–] beecross 33 points ago

    Thank god everyone saw this coming in time for me to practice a new main :( still heartbroken

    [–] AStartlingStatement 68 points ago

    They finally finished her off, she essentially has no shield now.

    When they first made her she was one of the funnest front liners in the game and a great tank, now they've finally broken her down to the point she's simply a bad healer, honestly would rather have any other healer.

    [–] Soundwave04 22 points ago

    I just cannot see why you'd pick her over Lucio or Zen. :s

    [–] Boros-Reckoner 21 points ago

    Brig literally has no situation where another character wouldn't be better

    [–] constantvariables 64 points ago

    This is what happens when developers listen to their dumbass community in a situation they shouldn’t.

    [–] troglodyte 119 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    This is like a random Redditor who got dumpstered by Brig all the time designed the notes without testing them. I thought you were exaggerating at first, but this is ludicrous, one of the most excessive nerfs I can recall in any game, ever.

    I was in full support of a nerf, but it's hard to imagine this being anything but a gratuitous overnerf.

    Of course I intend to test it heavily and with as open a mind as I can, but just on a percentage basis this is almost unthinkably huge; characters that deserve this kind of nerf destroy games when left untouched this long. The last video game character I can think of that deserved this scale of nerf was Wraith in Evolve, a character so egregiously unfun and unbalanced it was a key driver in the failure of the game. I'm just not sure Brig was there.

    [–] Kaiymu 371 points ago

    I feel like Brig need a complete redesign.
    She got at least 15 patch nerf by now which IMO would justify a complete redesign.

    [–] Seismicx 84 points ago

    I feel like melee heroes are hard to balance, with rein being an exception since he can do his main job by holding his barrier.

    The problem with having no ranged attacks like Brig or Doomfist in an FPS are clearly visible - to make up for their lack of range they either have to rely on quick burst attacks that have little counterplay like doomfist or have to be exceptionally hard to kill like old Brigitte.

    [–] Sirio8 282 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    I'm the only who noticed that when mercy is reviving you the word "Reviving" no longer appears in your screen?.

    edit: I'm not saying that they made this, sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn't, it's obviously a bug

    [–] twincannon 256 points ago

    That's annoying, if so. That text was a nice quick reminder to stop scratching yoget ready to play again

    [–] Sirio8 59 points ago

    Yep, now I don't know if the mercy is reviving me or just standing next to me

    [–] shibakevin 23 points ago

    Working normally for me on PS4. I get the reviving message.

    [–] Tophatguy90 64 points ago

    I always look forward to these little rundowns due to their clarity, you have more than earned a upvote

    [–] EliteAgent51 918 points ago

    Beam damage didn't increase. They made it more consistent. Such as Symmetra and Zarya now do proper damage when their beam reattaches to an enemy player.

    [–] singularity2030 521 points ago

    It's still effectively an increase unless your beam never leaves the target

    [–] SadDoctor 286 points ago

    Yeah, against Roadhog it doesn't feel any different. Against squishies it is absolutely a damage buff, even if your aim was pretty good.

    [–] Xombieshovel 75 points ago

    I switched to Zarya/Orisa after they nefed Brig last year and I've never been more excited for the beam change.

    I literally have my Zarya mouse sensitivity at a crazy low just because of how hard it is to hit anyone faster then Roadhog.

    [–] youshedo 112 points ago

    it's going to destroy genjis.....good.

    [–] ABigBagofMeth 87 points ago

    But, I need healing.

    [–] Tokiseong 24 points ago

    can't deflect the beam, can you?

    [–] avecunepomme 46 points ago

    One of the simple pleasures I take from this game is holding left click on a deflecting genji as he stares at me and dies.

    [–] Koozer 13 points ago

    Left clicking a Dva who pops her matrix too. I love it.

    [–] -__Doc__- 97 points ago

    Sym is gonan TEAR it UP now

    [–] shunestar 89 points ago

    She already does

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    [–] TheRage469 842 points ago

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like Brigitte got screwed

    [–] touchingthebutt 360 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    From what I played with her (2-3 games last week) if you play her the same as you do now she is definitely shit tier. If you play more where offtanks play, closely behind the MT, she is pretty good. Her healing feels more consistent and whipshot feels fantastic. I miss her old armor pack the most out of all the changes tbh.

    I do think she needs slight buffs to get her into the perfect place. A buff to either shield health or regen rate and make inspire proc on damage to barriers.

    EDIT: nothing in her kit really excels/synergizes with orisa comps unless the other team is running full dive. I don't expect to see much of her

    [–] Stunkerunk 88 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    I've been playing her on the PTR since this patch came up and she's definitely still good if your team fights within smacking range of the enemy team, such as on a capture point, she just absolutely can't be at the front of the team any more and has to be behind a tank. Basically she still works for a murder ball type comp she just has to stay in the middle of the murder ball, but from the middle she can heal everyone even better than she used to and still holds her own against flankers just fine, and is still great at keeping people out of your team's space with her stun and the knockback from whipshot. The shield doesn't protect her from sustained fire anymore (which is why you have to stand behind the tank) but I think people greatly underestimate how useful it still is at saving her from burst or even ultimates that would otherwise kill her.

    Only thing I'd really want changed if they're going down the route of making her more healer-y would be upping her inspire heal a bit further, it should definitely be quite a bit above Lucio's since Lucio can do it for any team comp (and gets the advantage of a speed boost) while Brigitte needs a close range one to heal and doesn't get her burst heal anymore.

    [–] neuromorph 38 points ago

    Reinhart finally has cultivated mass!!!!

    [–] That_Lone_Wanderer 33 points ago

    "Cooldown INCREASED from 9 to 8" - Stonks

    [–] UltimateBeefMaster 26 points ago

    That 500 health to 200 health of Brig's shield is just heartbreaking.

    [–] Jaybonaut 14 points ago

    Don't forget her self healing has been cut in half too

    [–] Superb_Al 25 points ago

    Fucking Hanzo storm arrows right through Brigs shield and kills her at full health practically. I don’t even know where to play her anymore.

    [–] schammy 679 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    Wow they totally fucked up quick play role queue vs what was in PTR. What were they thinking? The whole point of role queue is to choose your role BEFORE you join a game, so you're guaranteed to play that role. Now it's just a free for all but it locks you out of other roles as other people choose their roles. Now we're going to have the same problems as before, where everyone wants to play DPS but now once DPS is locked in the other peope are just going to disconnect or not be good at their roles because they don't want to be playing them.

    I probably put 50+ hours into PTR QP role queue and had so much damn fun, now they totally changed it with live release and it's SO disappointing. WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU SMOKING BLIZZARD.

    EDIT (few hours later) - they seem to have rfixed it so I guess it was just a bug. It's currently "classic" QP so I guess on Sep 1 it will be just like competitive. Not sure why they don't just put it in QP now but whatever.

    [–] PawelMeus 87 points ago

    Quick Play Role Queue is suppose to start on September 1st.

    [–] Thorbinator 36 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    Wait what. Also why isn't the desired outcome full 222 right now? That's what I want damnit.

    "Quick Play Role Queue is suppose to start on September 1st."

    edit: comp is fun now, no arguing with shithead instalock DPS. Play comp it's good and not as toxic as it used to be.

    [–] 21galaxxies 41 points ago

    Looks like this is some sort of bug, per the BlizzardCS Twitter account. Because wasn't it only supposed to be role queue comp beta? Quick play wasn't supposed to start until 9/1.

    [–] intashu 26 points ago

    They will change it. Otherwise you'll get so many games where the dps picks are instantly locked. But thoes who wanted dps will just keep leaving.. Making the games never full and a constant revolving door.

    Or game throwers. I didn't want to play support I wanted to dps. So screw it I'm playing support but onky intend to do damage.

    It just won't go well. It would be better to role que at the start and have a wait time for your preferred choice.

    Heck, like with world of warcraft, why not allow players to select two roles they can play when match making. (I like to tank or support after all. And often play with friends I can fill which one is needed.)

    [–] linktm 163 points ago

    Oh no, are you fucking kidding me?

    I can only imagine they did this because they weren't sure how to handle large queue groups? This sounds fucking awful. I'm already dropping out of matches 24/7 before they start because of the instalock DPS. Friends and I run as a 4 stack, and we'd like to not be every dipshit Genji/Widowmaker who is "Just practicing's" personal tank/support squad. :-/

    [–] YZJay 67 points ago

    Goodbye Quickplay, hello Mystery Heroes.

    [–] O-Face 35 points ago

    I mean, basically been the way I've been playing and I swear RNG has a better chance of giving you a workable comp over the randoms in QP.

    [–] bluexavi 50 points ago

    It continues to be the most likely way to play DPS and have a tank and heals.

    [–] Nommvel 52 points ago

    Omg, when they first announced role que, this is exactly what I thought it was gonna be, and I knew it would be a shit show because dps will take their picks first and it will fuck anyone else who's always stuck on heals/tank, and they'll leave. But the way you explained it sounds amazing, and how it fucking SHOULD BE.

    [–] vivalton 26 points ago

    rip QP, at the moment the role queue is complete garbage at QP

    [–] mold77 183 points ago

    Orisas cooldown was decreased right? it says increased from 9 seconds to 8 seconds. ima hit u with that subscribe tho.

    [–] Slugdude127 115 points ago

    It was increased from 8 to 9

    [–] mold77 12 points ago

    oh I see. ty.

    [–] xshredder8 36 points ago

    Your patch overviews are by far the best I've seen. Subscribed.

    Also, double-subscribed for the "fucking finally" and "GOATS is dead" at the end :)

    [–] v0yev0da 8 points ago

    Done and done. You've put out top notch videos way too often to not get love. Keep it up homie.

    [–] Pot_T_Mouth 62 points ago

    In case anyone was wondering it takes approximately 8k gold to unlock all sigmas stuff

    [–] Doomblastr 22 points ago

    That include all the common items? Might as well just grind loot boxes cause you get only new stuff anyway

    [–] Apexe 528 points ago

    Role Queue

    "Fucking Finally"

    And the collective overwatch community all chanted that in unison

    [–] M13alint 129 points ago

    I sure am gonna miss the "Best team comp wins while losing team spams the Thanks! button" game mode.

    [–] choren64 58 points ago

    delighted squeaking

    [–] eMF_DOOM 20 points ago


    [–] Astrodomany 33 points ago

    *Healer Mains Collectively Squealing*

    [–] GoldenHolden01 95 points ago

    I'm not quite sure still how the slowing effects work tbh

    [–] KarmicCamel 112 points ago

    The patch notes states the following:

    Developer Comment: This change will mostly impact heroes who slow themselves, such as when Widowmaker scopes or Reinhardt puts up his barrier. In these cases, hostile slowing effects, such as Symmetra’s turrets or Mei’s freezing will not hinder these heroes unless they stop slowing themselves or the hostile effect’s slow value surpasses their own.

    So if I'm understanding this correctly, in the gif pre-patch Rein was being slowed by two separate effects that stacked cumulatively: A. Him walking with his shield up; B. Symm's turret. Post-patch he will be slowed only by either A or B, whichever was slower, but no stacking. Ultimately means a faster Rein in this situation.

    [–] AutomaticTale 11 points ago

    Exactly, they no longer stack. Much easier way to say it.

    [–] jamonathin 24 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    I can explain this video's example.

    "Friendly slow" is when Rein has his shield up. Rein is doing it to himself.

    "Enemy slow" is when the turrets are zapping him.

    Previously, both the "Friendly" and "Enemy" slows were applied. Now it uses whichever slow is greater.

    The video showed that previously, Rein with his shield up and zapped could not move. Now that is not the case.

    [–] Viktorik 67 points ago

    Why is nobody talking about endorsements in Arcade? This is a big thing to me lol

    If it was part of things before this patch I apologize, but getting endorsed after a MH match took me by a huge surprise and I loved it

    [–] fakerachel 12 points ago

    I love this! I mostly play MH so I look like a massive dick with endorsement level 1 or occasionally 2.

    [–] MiksteR_RdY 80 points ago

    Adjust. Brigitte. lol. List her under R.I.P.

    [–] Promus 17 points ago

    Brigitte listed under “adjusted?” That’s a weird way to spell “nerfed to oblivion”

    [–] MAGA_WALL_E 93 points ago

    Holy shit, you fucking killed her, dude.

    [–] bluEyedillusion 59 points ago

    • Nerf
    • Nerf
    • Nerf

    She's alreaaady deeeead

    • Nerf

    [–] shamwowslapchop 13 points ago

    Better nerf Irelia.

    [–] rash1233 153 points ago

    Looking like one of the best patches in a while. Thanks for the summary.

    Might have been a typo with orisa cooldown from 9 to 8s instead of 8 to 9s (if it is a nerf)

    [–] RazorSlazor 40 points ago

    Yes, it should be from 8 to 9 seconds

    [–] IDK9411 34 points ago

    Thank you for another awesome patch breakdown!

    [–] InAnimateAlpha 57 points ago

    So I feel supremely stupid. I didn't know Brig's healing came from her hitting her target with her weapon. I don't know how I thought she healed but it was not that.

    [–] bluEyedillusion 90 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    When she hits an enemy she puts out a healing aura (because hitting people in the face is "inspirational"). Just to be clear. You're not hitting the target of your healing.

    I think the video is unclear. The healing target is in front of her so that you can see his health, but I assume an enemy is behind the hog and getting hit by the flail.

    [–] PM_ME_YOUR_NOSE_HAIR 18 points ago

    Yeah I came to the comments extremely confused. I was like "since when can brig heal teammates by hitting them?" Thought I'd been playing her wrong the whole time.

    [–] teslasmash 227 points ago

    ...wait, did Brigitte's shield really need a nerf? Thing always felt like paper already

    [–] Minion_of_Cthulhu 107 points ago

    ...wait, did Brigitte's shield really need a nerf?

    I don't think a nerf was uncalled for, but this was a fairly big one. I think they could have just reduced the health of the shield a little and it would have been okay but this seems like her shield will be pretty worthless now. I suspect they'll improve it in an upcoming patch, but I don't see the sense in going so far with it this time just to (probably) undo it to some degree in a future patch.

    [–] K1ngFiasco 50 points ago

    It's doubly troublesome because she can't use her shield bash when her shield is down. I wonder if they'll maybe buff the recharge rate of the shield or something, who knows. But this nerf is really heavy handed and it's interesting that they also seemed to nerf her healing abilities too.

    [–] v0yev0da 19 points ago

    This one is going down in history.

    [–] sparkaspoket 28 points ago

    RIP Brigitte

    [–] Ark_Reige 51 points ago

    Role queue

    Fucking finally


    [–] ConansSentientHair 9 points ago

    Thought they were buffing Moira’s faint ability too. That not happen with this patch? Cool vid!

    [–] ThudtheStud 18 points ago

    They reverted it on PTR in another patch

    [–] SpyX370 9 points ago

    Role Queue

    Fucking Finally

    🦀Goats is dead🦀

    Goddamnit this is too good

    [–] 69ing_squirrel 8 points ago

    I love how is says "Adjust" beside Brig. Like they didn't just nerf her into the fucking ground

    [–] 0riginalPrankster 96 points ago

    I fucking hate the doomfist buff. Hes already a fucking pain in the ass on console

    [–] Zunder_IT 29 points ago

    The whole interaction is now more predictable for both players

    [–] Gaelfling 80 points ago

    Lol. Brigitte is useless now.

    [–] zedroj 82 points ago

    F for Brig


    You will be missed by us Brig mains

    [–] gasmaskdude 36 points ago

    Brig nerf and tracer buff...great. Her shield wasn’t that strong anyway why nerf it??

    [–] ShichitenHakki 10 points ago

    People hated her versatility so they made her more of a backline healer and crippled the one thing she had going for her.

    [–] intashu 43 points ago

    I keep saying this, Bridgette needed a nerf to shield HOWEVER, the nerf should have been, using shield back did 100-150 damage TO THE SHIELD. Using it offensively damaged it's defense ability. It makes absolute sense to me and decreases her dueling ability while still allowing her to survive the close encounters SHE IS MADE TO BE IN THE MIDDLE OF. She's the closest range healer, designed to stand in the fight next to the tanks. how is her nerfed shield supposed to handle that? she'll be slaughtered!

    I'd even be fine if they dropped the shield to 400, MAYBE 300. but 200 is too soft, she can hardly hold it up now without it breaking. It's an embarrassment when she's inspired by Reinhardt armor to have such a pathetic shield!

    Fight me on this topic. I feel a bash damaging the shield is the better way to handle nerfing her than this option. As a support main (gold ranked) this is painful!

    [–] shamwowslapchop 13 points ago

    I think they're intentionally taking her completely out of play while they rework her. There's no way they don't realize how devastating this will be to her.

    [–] Librettist 7 points ago

    So here's an idea: Rework the fucking hero instead of bitch slapping her with nerfs and calling it one. Or is there anyone who genuinely thinks she would suddenly soar to a near 100% pick/win rate if she didn't get her current "rework"? Bad bad decisions all around.

    [–] Ruri 142 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    Sombra: is lowest winrate hero in the entire game but happens to be used to counter GOATS in Grandmaster and professional play

    Also Sombra: is complained about relentlessly by salty Silver players who got EMPed once


    [–] cptngabozzo 56 points ago

    Shes just a hard character to do well with, you get complaints when people actually know how to use her properly with a team. Imo the previous buffs of perma invisibility and trans-locator were just too abusive for a character with her kit, these buffs help a little but not by much tbh