Overwatch’s PTR Gets A New Update, Tweaks Many Heroes


Posted October 21, 2016 by

Blizzard has released a new update for Overwatch’s Public Test Region. This new update makes modifications to several heroes.

According to Blizzard game designer, Geoff Goodman, the Public Test Region’s next update would see a drastic shift in the game. Several of these new modifications made from the new update include doubling D.Va’s health and a bullet damage increase from Solider 76’s pulse rifle.

Here’s a full rundown of the character updates, courtesy of Battle.net:


  • Dealing damage to non-players (like like Torbjorn’s turrets or Symmetra’s teleporter), no longer charges ultimate abilities
  • Ultimate costs have been increased by 25% for all heroes

D. Va

  • Mech health increased to 200 (formerly 100). Armor remains at 400
  • Movement speed while firing has been increased by 25%

Soldier: 76

  • Pulse Rifle
    • Bullet damage increased from 17 to 20
    • Maximum bullet spread Increased from 2.2 to 2.4


  • Nano Boost
    • No longer increases move speed


  • Blizzard
    • Ultimate cost has been increased by 15%


  • Amp It Up
    • Healing-per-second has been decreased by 10%


  • Particle Barrier
    • Power gained from barriers decreased by 20%
  • Projected Barrier
    • Power gained from barriers decreased by 20%


  • Scrap is now automatically generated over time
  • The amount of scrap collected from a fallen enemy has been decreased by 40%
  • Forge Hammer
    • Swing speed increased by 25%
    • Damage decreased by 27%




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Taylor Lyles

Taylor Lyles