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June 1, 2018

Live Patch 1.24 - Brigitte, Hanzo nerfs, Ana buffs


This patch is the current live patch as of May 22, 2018.   As far as heroes, the patch nerfs Brigitte's Rally and Shield Base, Hanzo's Storm Arrow damage, and buffs Ana's magazine size.  You can find the full patch notes here.

HERO UPDATES
Ana
  • Biotic Rifle
    • Projectiles will now pass through allies with full health
    • Ammo increased from 10 to 14
Developer Comments: These changes should help Ana when she is trying to land clutch heals in the middle of a big fight. Allies that do not need healing will no longer potentially block shots meant for teammates that do need it. Increasing her magazine size makes it less likely that Ana will be forced into a reloading in the middle of an important fight.


Brigitte
  • Rally
    • Maximum armor per player reduced from 150 to 100
  • Shield Bash
    • Cooldown increased from 5 to 6 seconds
Developer Comments: Brigitte’s ultimate is very powerful, especially when it gets stacked up to its maximum value on many allies. This change will reduce the maximum armor value of Rally, but does not reduce the overall amount of armor given by the ability over its duration. This means when used in combat while her allies are taking damage, it should feel about the same, but the lingering effects of the armor should have less of an impact. Her Shield Bash is a very strong ability on a fairly short cooldown, making it difficult for her opponents to play around. Increasing this cooldown allows for more options when battling against her.


Hanzo
  • Storm Arrows
    • Damage reduced from 80 to 70
Developer Comments: Hanzo’s Storm Arrows are doing too much damage considering his other changes, such as Lunge and projectile speed. This damage reduction will give Hanzo’s enemies a more reasonable chance to react and fight against him while using Storm Arrows.