Here we are, hyping the release of Moira O’Deorain - She is a Geneticist a Talon council member and works as Oasis Minister of Genetics. In the following we present you the latest Patch Notes 1.17.2 published on November 16.

New Hero: Moira (Support):

Wielding both regenerative and degenerative technologies at her fingertips, MoiraO’Deorain is Talon’s ambitious geneticist who seeks the knowledge to rewrite the building blocks of human life by any means necessary. 

Moira’s cutting-edge capabilities make her a mobile healer and damage dealer capable of adapting to any situation. Her main attack is Biotic Grasp, which she can use to either heal allies or sap an enemy’s life force. Biotic Grasp’s primary fire sprays a cone of energy that heals all teammates within range, draining biotic energy while active, which will replenish slowly over time. Her alternate fire is a beam that tethers to enemies, dealing damage and siphoning health. Draining her foes’ health regenerates Moira’s biotic energy even faster, allowing more healing for her allies. 

Her Biotic Orb ability launches a sphere of energy that bounces around the battlefield, healing nearby allies or damaging enemies until it dissipates. Fade enables Moira to disappear out of sight and sprint through the shadows, and makes her invulnerable for its duration. When Moira’s ultimate is ready to be unleashed, she can cast Coalescence—a powerful, long-range beam of chaotic energy that pierces through barriers to heal allies or damage enemies in its path.

Please note that as with all new heroes, Moira’s release in Competitive Play will be delayed by 1 week.

 

General

  • Clicking the "leave game as group" checkbox will now remember your selection for future matches


Arcade

  • One of the arcade slots will now change on a daily basis to include a variety of game modes such as Limited Duel, Low Gravity, and Capture the Flag. It is Lockout Elimination which changes on a daily basis. So if you still want to play Lockout Elimination today, better hurry or go play it in the Game Browser.

 

HERO UPDATES

Ana

  • Biotic Rifle
    • Damage increased from 60 to 70


Developer Comments: Ana has been outshined by other supports lately. Boosting her damage will help her defend herself and make her more threatening to the enemy team. 

Lúcio

  • Lúcio now has an effect above his head to indicate which song he's playing in spectator mode

Mercy

  • Caduceus Staff
    • Increased visual readability of Mercy’s healing and damage boosting beams
  • Resurrect
    • Cast time increased from 0 seconds to 1.75 seconds
    • Mercy’s movement speed is now reduced by 75% while casting
    • Can now be interrupted when Mercy is knocked back, stunned, or hacked
  • Valkyrie
    • While active, Resurrect no longer has a cast time
    • While active, casting Resurrect does not reduce Mercy's movement speed

Developer Comments: We feel that Mercy’s recent rework has been successful, but her Resurrect ability still feels too strong and frustrating to play against. Now that it has a cast time, enemies are more able to counter the ability. However, Resurrect will cast instantly when Valkyrie is active. This should make her feel powerful when she transforms on the battlefield.


Winston

  • Barrier Projector
    • Now displays a health bar

Developer Comments: This change will help both Winston’s allies and enemies know how much more damage his shield can absorb from oncoming attacks.

For all the Patch Notes click here to see them on PlayOverwatch.