Only a day after the PTR update that nerfed the newly arrived Orisa and a few other characters (who may or may not have needed it), Blizzard has decided to revert some of those key changes. If you were part of the team cheering that Ana was finally taken down a notch, you’ll be disappointed.
This didn’t please very many players, who expressed their concerns on the forums.
Thus, principal designer Geoff Goodman responded that “Ana had the biggest changes in this patch, and upon testing, feedback, and talking about it a ton internally, we decided to pull back on the nerfs a bit for this patch. The damage reduction on her weapon is significant, but if this ends up not being enough we can re-visit some further tuning. We don’t want to swing her balance too wildly within a single patch.”
Ana isn’t the only one, however. Zenyatta, in the previous update to this one, had the weapon spread on his Orb of Destruction removed, and gifted the ability to target enemies through barriers with his Orb of Discord.
In this new patch, the Orb of Destruction will remain unchanged, but the Orb of Discord will no longer possess the latter feature.
What do you think of these reverted changes? Are they for the better or worse? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!