The Overwatch 1.41 patch is now live on the PTR mode. Labeled the “remaster” patch by Blizzard, it brings changes to 13 of the game’s heroes. Some will receive buffs, others get a little nerfed. Some changes may not make it into the actual build of the game, as patch tests don’t always reflect the final update. However, some of the changes look rather good, especially if you’re a Lucio main.

    Here is the entire list of all the changes coming to the heroes during the PTR patch, courtesy of Blizzard:


    Defense Matrix

    • Regeneration rate increased from 12.5% to 16% per second
    • Delay before regeneration begins lowered from 1 second to 0.75 seconds


    Protective Barrier

    • Cooldown increased from 9 to 10 seconds


    Scrap Gun

    • Ammunition increased from 5 to 6.


    Kinetic Grasp

    • No longer blocks Chain Hook and Whip Shot

    Gravitic Flux

    • High gravity effect duration reduced from 1.2 to 0.9 seconds

    Experimental Barrier

    • Regeneration rate reduced from 175 to 150 per second
    • Now has a 1 second cooldown after recalling the barrier
    • Initial 0.2 second cast time removed


    Barrier Projector

    • Duration increased from 6 to 9 seconds
    • Health increased from 600 to 700


    Immortality Field

    • Health decreased from 250 to 200



    • Speed boost’s effect increased from 20% to 25%

    Amp It Up

    • Speed boost’s amplification increased from 50% to 60%

    Wall Ride

    • Speed buff reduced from 40% to 30%



    • The extra beams created by Valkyrie now ignore enemy barriers


    Biotic Grasp

    • Self-healing reduced from 30 to 20 health per second


    Rocket Punch

    • Time to reach max charge increased from 1 to 1.4 seconds

    The Best Defense…

    • Shield health gained per hit reduced from 35 to 30



    • Cooldown increased from 4 to 6 seconds
    • Cooldown now begins immediately upon deploying the beacon or if it is killed by an enemy


    Photon Barrier

    • Duration reduced from 15 to 12 seconds
    • Health reduced from 5000 to 4000

    Sentry Turret

    • Damage per second reduced from 50 to 40

    Photon Projector

    • Players impacted by the primary fire beam should now hear a louder impact sound


    Pulse Pistols

    • Damage falloff now starts at 13 meters, up from 10 meters

    The Overwatch 1.41 patch also brings some bug fixes to the game. For the entire list of changes, check out the official announcement at the Blizzard forums.

    Cameron Woolsey
    Cam has been shooting for high scores since his days playing on the Atari 2600. Proud member of the Blue Team during the first console war, and has more Sonic paraphernalia than he cares to admit.

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