Overwatch’s Latest Map Is Live, D.Va and Mercy Receive Changes

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Blizzard has moved Overwatch’s latest map from the Public Test servers, and made it available to all players, across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This is in addition to some balance changes to D.va and Mercy’s abilities.

Here are the changes, via a press release:


  • Micro Missiles (New Ability)
    • D.Va fires a barrage of small rockets that detonate on impact, dealing damage in a limited radius around each explosion. These can be fired while D.Va is using any other ability or firing her Fusion Cannons
  • Defense Matrix
    • Defense Matrix's resource meter will now deplete twice as quickly
      Energy regeneration per second has been increased to 12.5% (formerly 10%)
  • Boosters
    • Fusion Cannons can now be fired while flying


  • Resurrect (Formerly Mercy's Ultimate ability)
    • Ability now targets a single player, instead of every player within a radius
    • Radius reduced to 5 meters
    • Ability cooldown is 30 seconds
    • Mercy is no longer granted invulnerability while Resurrect is active
  • Valkyrie (New Ultimate Ability)
    • Valkyrie unleashes the full power of Mercy’s Valkyrie suit, enhancing her weapons and abilities for 20 seconds
      • Caduceus Staff: Mercy's healing and damage boost beams now affect all allies near the targeted teammate, and the staff's effective range has been extended
      • Caduceus Blaster: Now has infinite ammo and increased projectile speed
        Guardian Angel: Increased range and movement speed
      • Resurrect: Cooldown is instantly reset when Valkyrie is activated and reduced to 10s after the initial cast
      • Hover: Mercy gains the ability to fly freely, at increased movement speed
      • Regeneration (Passive): No longer interrupted when Mercy takes damage

For a complete rundown, you can read the full patch notes here.


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Comments Comments (5)

Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Wednesday 20 Sep 2017 3:55 PM
I recently re played Overwatch to see how cancer the community really was, i didn't meet any a***oles who talked :(
Posted by toner
On Wednesday 20 Sep 2017 4:28 PM
I'm cautiously optimistic about Mercy's changes. The resurrect ult was a real game changer and can literally turn the game around, so losing that is a concern....

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Posted by Xaphriel
On Friday 22 Sep 2017 9:13 AM
So as a Mercy main I wasn't sold on this AT ALL, but I did some Arcade matches with her yesterday and I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.

I mean, I rezzed Junkrat, ulted, rezzed Roadhog, chased and killed the enemy Pharah, came back down to gank their Mercy, rezzed Junkrat again, and boosted DVa and everyone around her until my ult ended.

She's half Mercy, half Pharah, all bastard. Rez doesn't have the same massive impact and is less versatile (no invulnerability anymore), but is much more usable now, and the ult is just batsh*t insane. The way their Pharah panicked when they saw me coming was priceless.

11/10, will continue to main.