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New Overwatch Patch Fixes Damage Reduction and Tank Bugs
NEWS // Overwatch // By James "Obscurica" Chen // 19d ago
A new Overwatch patch drops hot on the heels of the Bastion 1.8 changes, addressing a lot of the problems that cropped up in the initial release. Notably, previously reported issues with Defense Matrix, and Winston's head being crammed into his elbow (well, his critical hurtbox anyhow) have now been dealt with.
But that's not all getting dealt with. People struggling to put a dent in Bastion can breathe a sigh of relief as damage reduction mechanics are getting yet another nerf -- capped at a hard 50% instead of the previous 70%. That is on top of the previous nerf when the synergy between Ana's Nanoboost and Bastion's new resistances made him situationally invincible.
The total damage reduction that a hero can receive while buffed (e.g. from Ana's Nano Boost and Orisa's Fortify) has been capped at 50% (formerly 70%)
Bastion now takes 20% less damage while in Configuration: Sentry or Tank (formerly 35%)
Developer Comments: After introducing the new Ironclad passive ability in the last patch, Bastion felt a little too difficult to deal with. This reduction maintains his survivability while he’s transformed, but he shouldn’t feel so overbearing to enemies.
No longer protects Zarya from knockback
No longer protects allies from knockback
Developer Comments: This change is actually reverting an attempted bug fix from a previous patch. Now, Zarya’s barriers no longer protect players who are hit by a knockback effect that pierces the shield. This change does not affect knockback abilities that occur outside the barriers. For example, if Zarya has a barrier on herself and is hit by one of Pharah’s concussive blasts, she won’t be affected, because the barrier blocked the effect. However, if Winston uses his ultimate and starts to swing at Zarya, it will now knock her back even if a protective barrier is active, since melee attacks pierce barriers.
Fixed an issue preventing heroes in 1v1 Mystery Duel from being shuffled correctly
Fixed an issue preventing players from loading the Season 1 and 2 leaderboards
Fixed an issue preventing D.Va’s Defense Matrix from properly blocking enemy fire that has passed through another enemy hero
Fixed an issue preventing Winston’s hitbox from lining up with his pose while crouched
James Chen spent most of the last half-decade writing about League of Legends out of Taiwan. Now he writes about it out of Texas. He still hasn't shut up about the lack of English LMS broadcasting. Riot pls.