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Overwatch Support changes announced

Brigitte's Shield Bash to be nerfed while most other healers are buffed.

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On this page you'll find details of the Support changes announced for Overwatch, with details of Brigitte and Mercy's nerfs and the other healing heroes' buffs.

The next Overwatch patch will see a number of nerfs and buffs applied across the spectrum of Support heroes in the game. The news was announced in a post by Overwatch Developer Geoff Goodman on the game's official forums yesterday evening.

On the nerf side of things, Brigitte's Shield Bash cooldown is being increased from six seconds to seven seconds, while the strength of Mercy's main healing beam while be reduced from 60 HP per second to 50.

As for buffs, Ana's Nano Boost Ultimate will now additionally heal the target instantly for 300 HP, allowing them to make good use of their new-found power. Lucio's Sound Barrier effect will increase by 50%, while the radius of his auras will be increase from 10m to 12m. Finally, Moira's resource regen rate is being increased by 20%.

You can read further insight into the decision-making progress behind each of these processes over at the post itself. As for a patch date, we're stilling waiting for confirmation from Blizzard, but we'll update the front page as soon as we hear more.

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