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Overwatch Kicks Off Retribution Event With New Skins, Buffs, And Nerfs

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    Overwatch kicked off its Retribution event yesterday and with it came several new skins for Mei, Moira, Lucio, Hanzo, Sombra, Reaper, Winston, and Doomfist along with the latest buffs and nerfs.

     

    First, here’s a look at the new skins that were added to the game:

    Doomfist – Talon

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    Hanzo – Scion

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    Lucio – Equalizer

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    Mei – Pajama

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    Moira – Blackwatch

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    Reaper – Soldier: 24

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    Sombra – Talon

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    Winston – Specimen 28

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    And here are the full patch notes from Blizzard:

    General

    • Players can choose to “Avoid as Teammate” with a dropdown menu in the Career Profile

     

    Developer Comments: The addition of the “Avoid as Teammate” option gives players the ability to craft their online gameplay experience. Up to two players can be selected with this feature. If you use the “Avoid as Teammate” option on a player, the matchmaker will no longer place you on a team with the avoided player for one week. To learn more about this feature, click here.

     

    Report Menu

    • The “Poor Teamwork” dropdown menu option has been removed
    • The “Griefing” dropdown menu option has been renamed “Gameplay Sabotage”

    Developer Comments: Due to player confusion about the most appropriate category to report players for poor or toxic gameplay, we are removing the Poor Teamwork option from the reporting system. Players should instead use the Gameplay Sabotage option when players actively harass or disrupt their own team with game mechanics or their actions. Players should not be reported simply for performing poorly, since everyone occasionally has a bad game.

     

    Hero Updates

    Brigitte

    • Barrier Shield
      • An option to “Toggle Barrier” has been added under Options > Controls > Brigitte

     

    D.Va

    • Micro Missiles
      • Explosive damage reduced from 6 to 4
    • Boosters
      • Impact damage reduced from 25 to 10

    Developer Comments: D.Va’s burst potential is a bit too high, so we’re reducing the damage of her Micro Missiles and Boosters impact. Prior to this change, each missile dealt 3 impact damage and 6 explosive damage. We’re reducing explosive damage from 6 to 4 but leaving the impact damage the same, the net result being 21% damage reduction.

     

    McCree

    • Added additional voice lines for Lifeguard McCree

     

    Mei

    • Endothermic Blaster
      • Now pierces through enemies

    Developer Comments: This change helps Mei combat multiple targets that are clumped up and makes it easier for her to keep freezing a specific target if another enemy gets in the way. This change also helps her ultimate more consistently freeze enemy targets, especially if they are near each other. Note: While her shots now pierce enemies, they still do not pierce barriers such as Reinhardt’s shield.

     

    Reaper

    • Death Blossom
      • Reloads Hellfire Shotguns after use
    • Wraith Form
      • Move speed bonus increased from 25% to 50%
      • You can now cancel the ability by pressing the Shift or Primary Fire hotkey

    Developer Comments: These changes help Reaper use Wraith Form more consistently as an escape, but they also open up new options, such as chasing down key targets.

     

    Moira

    • Biotic Grasp
      • Transparency increased the closer you are to a target
    • Coalescence
      • Now becomes more transparent the closer its visual effects are to a player’s camera
    • Fade
      • Transparency increased the closer you are to a target

    Developer Comments: Due to issues with visibility, we have made most of Moira’s visual effects fade away the closer they are to the camera. We have also made modifications to Coalescence to greatly increase the ability for foes and allies alike to see through it when facing it.

     

    Zenyatta

    • Orb of Destruction
      • Secondary fire rate of fire reduced by 15%

    Developer Comments: Zenyatta is meant to be able to deal a lot of damage, especially for a support, but his alternate fire burst damage was a bit too high. This change keeps the overall damage the same but lowers the DPS slightly and makes it harder to hit multiple shots at very long ranges.

     

    Overwatch is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The limited-time Retribution event runs through April 30, 2018.

    Sato
    Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera. Gamer, avid hockey fan, and firm believer in the heart of the cards.

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