Blizzard has been engaged on an up to date model of Overwatch’s D.Va that, amongst different issues, carry a brand new capacity to the hero.
Principal designer Geoff Goodman just lately joined a forum thread the place customers share D.Va concepts to disclose numerous important adjustments.
For starters, Defense Matrix has obtained a giant nerf. The capacity now makes use of up twice as a lot vitality whereas it’s activated, which reduces the defend’s uptime by 50%.
The different massive change to current skills makes Fusion Cannons usable whereas D.Va is flying. The new capacity is essentially the most attention-grabbing, although.
It’s known as Micro Missiles, and it permits D.Va to launch a salvo of small missiles that explode on impression dealing injury in a small radius. Interestingly, Micro Missiles could be activated whereas utilizing any of D.Va’s different skills, together with when she’s utilizing her Fusion Cannons.
The new capacity ought to open up extra choices when combating heroes similar to Pharah, in line with Goodman, whereas general rising D.Va’s capacity to be aggressive. The Defense Matrix adjustments, alternatively, are designed to scale back participant reliance on it.
“The combination of these changes allow her to play more aggressively and deal more damage, at the cost of being able to Defense Matrix as often as before,” Goodman defined.
“Defense Matrix still remains an extremely powerful tool when timed correctly, but the reduced uptime means D.Va won’t be able to use it nearly as often overall.”
“We want to nerf Defense Matrix as an ability, not D.Va as a hero,” he added.
These adjustments are at present being performed with internally at Blizzard, and may go stay on the PTR someday quickly. We’ll hold you replace as and when.