OverwatchOverwatch players have been anxiously awaiting the next patch. Most players are hoping that the patch will bring in a fix to Symmetra who’s a bit on the OP side of things.

Sadly, that is not what this next patch will bring. Blizzard’s Chief Designer, Geoff Goodman, says:

“There aren’t any Symmetra changes for this patch. Her changes ended up being much more significant and require more time to finish up, but shes feeling pretty great internally so hopefully we can get her out there pretty soon.”

What Blizzard will be bringing to this patch may have some players in a confusing tail spin of emotions. Although Goodman was unable to go into exact details (that seems to always be the case with these things), what he did say was as follows:

“This time around, the PTR is likely to be around a bit longer than before, so we’re taking this opportunity to try out some more significant hero changes, and the push more significant iterations throughout this PTR cycle.

We want to try a bunch of things and see whats fun and working, and iterate more quickly from there. In this way, we get to have you guys involved earlier in the process.”

If you are unsure as to what this PTR he is talking about is, Public Testing Region is a mode only available to PC users (sadly), and it allows players to test out the newest up-incoming features/patches for Overwatch and give their feedback before they make it out to the public.

The PTR release date for this patch has not been set yet, but Goodman and Blizzard are aiming for sometime this week. What will come once the tests open up is anyone’s guess.

What Goodman is prefacing could be only cosmetic changes (design reboots) for every hero, or they could be bringing some big changes to the mechanics of each hero.

Whatever the case may be for this patch, let’s all hope they make a Harambe skin for Winston and switch him over to the snipper class; sweet Texas justice.

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