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January 4, 2018

Live Patch 1.19: Mercy and Junkrat Nerfs

This patch is the current live patch as of January 30, 2018.  The patch represents significant nerfs to Mercy and Junkrat.  You can read the full patch notes on the Overwatch Website.

  • Valkyrie
    • No longer makes Resurrect instant
    • No longer grants a bonus charge of Resurrect
    • Guardian Angel speedboost decreased by 50%
    • Duration reduced from 20 seconds to 15 seconds
Developer Comments: Mercy’s recent Resurrect changes have helped in allowing enemies to have more counter play in dealing with her, but she was able to use Resurrect through Valkyrie enough to largely mitigate the impact of the previous changes. Additionally, we’re toning back the amount of mobility Valkyrie provides through Guardian Angel and reducing its duration to overall reduce the power of this ability.

  • Concussion Mine
    • Now deals less damage to targets farther away from the explosion's center
Developer Comments: Junkrat has been enjoying the flexibility his double-charge Concussion Mine provides, but it has now become a bit too easy to throw out huge bursts damage in a large area. With this change he can still dish out similar damage but he must now be more accurate with his tosses.