Nerfs are certainly a hot topic for the Blizzard shooter Overwatch right now. The recent adjustments being made to Roadhog’s hook ability split the community on whether or not it was a positive or negative adjustment for the hero, and now it appears that D.Va will be getting a similar treatment.
Whilst there has been a call for D.Va to be nerfed for a while, players who have participated in the PTR have expressed concern at the vulnerability of the mech-pilot. A thread has been opened on the official Overwatch forums by user TheSEAWolf, who stated: “As a DPS main who play 76/Reaper/Ana and other characters that D.va can go toe to toe against in a 1v1, Bliz should really ease the nerf bat on her, and see how the Ana nerf plays out before nerf her again. Playing her on PTR and listen to pros like Emongg of Selfless Gaming talking about how fragile D.va is right now is really making me worry for the state of D.va, who have been stuck in the dumpster tier for a large part of the game until recently.”
DPS (damage per second) characters will apparently now be able to do more than just stand up to D.Va, but will also be able to take her out reasonably easily. For those unaware, the recent changes to D.Va include an increase in her health and but decreases her armor, whilst the bullets fired will be less powerful, though more will be fired.
This prompted responses from several community members, including DannyCamz who called on the developers to respond: “Where are the devs? Are you guys reading any feedback??? Or are you just going to ignore all that’s being said and just pretend that everything is fine? Wake up!”. Other posts predominantly agreed that the nerfs for D.Va were a generally bad thing, including user Spectre who believes that, “Nerfing her tanking ability will only make it worse and simply just continue the tank meta really.”
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