With every week, there seems to be more and more call outs, wishing, begging, and asking for changes to Overwatch champions. Some are legitimate, some are fair, some are wishful thinking, but all are discussed very heatedly in places like Battle.net. Today’s champion that needs fixing? McCree.
Now, this one might actually fall into the “legitimate” category, as player Antix makes a compelling case as to why McCree needs to be buffed. Because it seems as though Blizzard nerfed him, and in the process, made him a rather useless character compared to other Overwatch characters like Solider 76 and Roadhogg.
The key issue for Antix is range. It’s undeniable that McCree has some of the best accuracy in the game, and his weapons are made for that. However, the damage his gun cases decreases significantly over a short distance. What’s the point of having good accuracy, when you need to be up close to a foe to do decent damage? Exactly.
Between the lower accuracy, lower damage, and a flashbang grenade that also has terrible range, Blizzard has unintentionally made it so that McCree isn’t a viable champion to have in a battle. Which many Battle.net players note is the reason why they see Solider 76 in numerous battles from numerous players, while McCree is virtually non-existent.
As noted, many Battle.net players are very much for this improvement, some even offer creative solutions so McCree himself doesn’t become overpowered, such as offering him a bonus that increases his range and power when he gets a kill.
What do you think? How should Blizzard improve McCree in Overwatch? Or, should he be improved at all? Let us know here.