Its Hamster Time!!

With the new patch, players are having a ball, literally. Hitscan buffs, sombra rework, and Hammond are all now live on the servers. Though the meta is now wild and unpredictable right now, there’s no time to get comfy in your seat. Just as Hammond dropped a whole new way of changes were added to the PTR, most of them affecting the support lineup. Here’s a breakdown of all the buffs, nerfs, and tweaks to look out for next!

The Buffs


  • Nano Boost now instantly heals target up to 300 health


  • Rocket Punch cannot impact Symmetra’s teleporter
  • Rocket Punch can now destory Symmetra’s turrets without affecting movement speed


  • Passive healing regeneration speed increased from 2 to 2.4 seconds


  • Healing/speed radius increased from 10 to 12 meters
  • Ultimate’s shield increased from 500 to 750


  • Rate of degeneration for power build up has been decreased from 2 to 1.6 per second


The Nerfs


  • Shield Bash cooldown increased from 6 to 7 seconds


  • Lunge cooldown increased from 4 to 5 seconds


  • Healing beam reduced from 60 to 50 healing per second


  • Grapple hook cooldown increased from 8 to 10 seconds


  • ultimate gravitation pull reduced from 8 to 6 meters

Other Important Tweaks

  • After ultimate use, ammunition is automatically restored for Genji, Junkrat, Pharah, Roadhog, Winston, and Zenyatta
  • Sombra’s hitbox has been reduced



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Red is a senior correspondent for A freelance writer and artist, Red joined the team in October 2017. An avid gamer, Red has competed in Overwatch Tespa tournaments and enjoys and reports on a variety of Esports and recreational based games in addition to anime.

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