Overwatch had a big presence at BlizzCon 2017, with one of the biggest reveals being that the Talon geneticist Moira was going to be the next character in the game. Naturally, players wanted to know when they could get their hands on her, hoping it wouldn’t be too long a wait. Well, the wait is over, for a new patch has arrived for Overwatch, and with it comes Moira in all her glory for all systems. Believe it or not, though, that’s just the beginning of the patch.
In regards to Moira, she’s a support character, but a rather unique one. For you see, her attacks have a “switch” to them as it were. She can heal and hurt all in one shot, it just depends on who’s near her attacks. For example, her Biotic Orb is a literal bouncy ball of energy, and if it hits an ally, it’ll heal them, but if it hits a foe, it’ll hurt them. Add that to some short-range teleportation and you’ve got some very interesting possibilities with this character.
A quick note, you will have to wait a week to use Moira in Competitive Play.
Other updates within this patch include an adjustment for Arcade Mode. Now, one of the slots is going to change daily. This will make it so modes like Limited Duel, Low Gravity, and Capture the Flag can be put on more frequently, as well as randomly.
Furthermore, many of the PTR tested adjustments to heroes have now been officially entered into the game. This includes the power boost to Ana’s Biotic Rifle, and the adjustments to Mercy’s healing and Resurrect abilities. The hope is that this will get more players to play both instead of just Mercy, all the while making Mercy less OP as many think she is.
There’s a lot more adjustments to be seen, including changes to the UI of the game. So check the full Patch Notes to see what all is waiting for you.