It looks like Reinhardt’s dominance as Overwatch’s main tank of choice may be about to change—Blizzard is testing a small change to his Earthshatter ultimate ability on the latest Public Test Realm that makes it less effective against targets on the ground. The effective height of the ability, as well as the threshold of objects that Earthshatter can „climb,“ has been reduced from three to two meters.
„Earthshatter tended to climb unexpectedly high, frequently hitting targets that were significantly above the ground,“ read the developer comments. „These changes help the ability stay more grounded.“
The other hero seeing a slight nerf this time around is Soldier: 76—the bullet damage of his Heavy Pulse Rifle is being reduced from 20 to 19 per shot.
„Soldier: 76 is in a much better place lately, but his damage output was making him a must pick, compared to similar roles,“ Blizzard said.
Speaking of main tanks, the new kid on the block Orisa continues to be tinkered with. The damage…