Overwatch “remaster” patch makes changes to nearly half the hero roster

September 26, 2019
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In a whopping 8 GB download available right now for the Public Test Region (PTR), Overwatch has made changes to 13 heroes in a patch dubbed a “remaster”.

This year, Overwatch has seen some of the biggest changes since release, with the introduction of role queue and new tank hero, Sigma. But bringing in such a strong shield tank has disrupted the game’s meta, and a lot of the new hero updates have seemed designed to combat it.

Sigma is the most affected with the changes. His Kinetic Grasp ability (which allows him to absorb enemy damage and turn it into shields) no longer blocks Roadhog’s Chain Hook or Brigitte’s Whip Shot, making him susceptible to their interruptions. Sigma’s ultimate, Gravitic Flux, will only hold players in the air for 0.9 seconds, reduced from 1.2 seconds.

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