Overwatch will quickly be extra explosive than ever.
Overwatch gamers have been asking for – properly, they ask for lots of issues, don’t they, and you’ll normally summarise it as “buff my main and nerf everyone else”. But it’s true that would-be Junkrat mains specifically have been calling for a bit of work on their favorite Australian demolitions knowledgeable for a really very long time now.
The good enws is: it’s occurring. Responding to a recommended Junkrat buff on the Overwatch forums, principal designer Geoff Goodman stated we’ll “likely” see one thing comparable in the course of the very subsequent PTR section.
“Currently on our internal builds Junkrat has two charges of his Concussion Mine. This allows you to do all kinds of cool stuff like launch yourself into a fight and still have a charge to escape with [it], or launch yourself up into a Pharah and still have a charge to try and kill her with [it],” Goodman wrote.
“Previously this was possible before but you had to plant one on the ground and then wait for the cooldown to come back before doing this. That is still possible, which allows for a triple jump now if you want/need that, but now it is a lot more reliable to do with 2. It has been a ton of fun to play with so far.”
In addition to this alteration to concussion mines, Junkrat’s final could also be boosted – though the main points aren’t locked in but.
“We’re experimenting with a movement speed increase or a health increase on the tire. We wouldn’t do both things but in either case it should be more reliable to use in more situations,” Goodman famous.
Junkrat’s accomplice in crime (or perhaps extra) Roadhog is also in for a bit of a tweak, since that didn’t occur in the course of the latest PTR session. The last batch of public testing was all about Doomfist, though it additionally resulted in buffs to McCree and Zarya and adjustments to Reaper and Reinhardt. Which is all very humorous certainly as Jeff Kaplan stated not way back that Overwatch is balanced and gamers simply must discover ways to fight the present meta.
Anyway, we’re on board the concept of extra Junkrat. Looking ahead to it.