Blizzard Land is out now. It's a pretty good map, but I feel like I'd appreciate it more if I'd ever played any of the games it's referencing. There's boatload of exposed straightaways and tight, enclosed areas so it's pretty much tailor-made for Widowmakers and Moiras.
A few changes that are being worked on accidentally found their way into the most recent patch. This is unintentional and we're working on removing these.We're planning on putting up a new PTR soon that has these changes (and more), so consider this a sneak peak.Here are the complete changes (so far) for Sombra that we are looking to test out soon:* No longer gains ult from health pack healing* Weapon Spread decreased by 10%* Hacking speed increased from 0.8s to 0.65s* Hacking will disable more abilities. Basically any ability that requires a button press will also be disabled. Here is a list:Genji - Double Jump/Wall ClimbPharah - Hover JetsHanzo - Wall ClimbLucio - currently running Crossfade song will be disabledMercy - Angelic DescentThe idea here is to take some power out of her ult (and awkwardness of ult gain through health packs), and give her more power and usefulness in the rest of her kit.
Mei Increasing freeze duration from 1 second to 1.5s Decreasing ammo requirement for icicles from 25 to 20 per shotSombra Translocator time increased from 15 seconds to 20 seconds Health packs no longer increase ult charge Speed of hack reduced from 0.8s to 0.65s Spread on main gun reduced from 3 to 2.7 Hack now disables the following abilities: Genji—Cyber-agility Hanzo—Wall Climb Pharah—Hover Jets Lúcio—Healing Boost and Speed Boost (turns off current song entirely), Wall Ride Mercy—Angelic Descent Opportunist (wallhacks on low health targets) Now activates when enemies’ health bars are at less than 100%, up from 50% health EMP is no longer blocked by small objects (e.g. sign posts)HanzoChanges not yet on PTR but should be coming soon: Horizontal leap to be used more for disengaging than engaging Secondary ability replacing scatter arrow that allows you to shoot 5 arrows at a much faster fire rate, no mention on whether or not these are full damage arrows or not.Doomfist Hand Cannon ammo recovery rate increased from 0.8 seconds to 0.65 seconds per bullet
There was a clarification regarding Sombra's Opportunist passive. It wasn't changed, they simply added the ability for Sombra to see enemy heath bars if they took any damage.
Role: SupportDifficulty: 1 starBrigitte specializes in armor. She can throw Repair Packs to heal teammates, or automatically heal nearby allies when she damages foes with her Flail. Her Flail is capable of a wide swing to strike multiple targets, or a Whip Shot that stuns an enemy at range. When entering the fray, Barrier Shield provides personal defense while she attacks enemies with Shield Bash. Brigitte’s ultimate ability, Rally, gives her a substantial short-term boost of speed and provides long-lasting armor to all her nearby allies.AbilitiesRocket Flail-Brigitte's melee weapon has an extended range, enabling her to strike multiple enemies with a single swing.Repair Pack-Brigitte throws a Repair Pack that can heal an ally. Any healing over that ally’s maximum health provides them with armor instead.Whip Shot-Brigitte throws her flail a long distance, dealing damage and knocking an enemy away from her.Barrier Shield-Brigitte deploys a frontal energy barrier to absorb a limited amount of damage.Shield Bash-Once her Barrier Shield is deployed, Brigitte can dash forward to stun an enemy.Rally-Brigitte moves faster and provides all nearby allies with armor that lasts until it’s removed by damage.
-Maximum armor provided by the ult is 150, and it can stack with the Repair pack too, making it go the maximum amount of armor go up to 225.
Quote-Maximum armor provided by the ult is 150, and it can stack with the Repair pack too, making it go the maximum amount of armor go up to 225.I seriously hope this gets reworked before release because I don't want to see every defense team run Torb, Sym and Brig and practically make their team immortal.
HERO UPDATESBrigitteShield Bash Added a small delay before her shield drops after a Shield Bash Added a vertical speed cap after Shield Bash Please note that we are still tuning this valueRocket Flail Canceling a melee swing renders you unable to melee again until it would have completed had it not been canceledRally Ultimate cost increased by ~30%Inspire Decreased cooldown from 2 seconds to 1.5 secondsUSER INTERFACE UPDATESThe Team Information Screen now displays the ultimate charge of your teammatesBUG FIXESHeroes Fixed a bug that prevented Doomfist’s Rocket Punch from traveling forward if he had been hit by an enemy Doomfist’s Rocket Uppercut Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented players from aiming Doomfist’s Rocket Punch when facing an enemy Fixed an issue that allowed players to jump over Doomfist’s Rocket Punch when on an incline Fixed a bug that caused Doomfist’s Seismic Slam to cancel if he wasn’t able to get close to his target Fixed a bug that caused Mercy’s health regeneration to occur instantly if she took damage while at full health Fixed a bug that prevented Moira’s Biotic Orb from receiving kill credit if it expired at the same time it killed an enemy Fixed a bug that prevented Reinhardt’s Charge from pinning enemies