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Overwatch 2 let gamers take Mauga, the hero shooter’s new tank character, out for a check drive throughout BlizzCon earlier in November. I didn’t actually take care of him then, and I discovered him someway, regardless of his big body and highly effective talents, to be a little bit of a pushover. That’s not what you need in an Overwatch tank, and it appears like Blizzard has heard that suggestions sufficient that it’s making modifications to Mauga earlier than he launches in season 8.
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In a submit on the official Overwatch 2 web site, director Aaron Keller delved into the suggestions the group bought throughout Mauga’s check part. A key takeaway was that Mauga felt weak. I can vouch for that. He is a big dude however it felt like he simply melted beneath even the slightest focus hearth. It appeared like I may unload a clip and a half into his head with Soldier: 76 and he’d go down with minimal resistance. So, modifications are on the best way, and can land earlier than the brand new hero’s official launch. Keller shared just a few specifics, and it undoubtedly looks as if Mauga’s getting a survivability overhaul.
Two sweeping modifications embrace decreasing his head’s hitbox, which suggests it is going to be tougher to land headshots and do extra harm per bullet, in addition to making 150 of his 650 well being into Armor. Armor has a 30 % harm discount in comparison with commonplace well being, which implies that for the primary 150 harm you unload on Mauga, you’ll be doing considerably much less harm per shot. This alone provides Mauga extra time to retaliate earlier than you are taking him out.
So far as his talents go, Overrun, which is mainly his model of Reinhardt’s cost, will now scale back as much as 50 % harm whereas lively as a substitute of 30, and Cardiac Overdrive, which heals teammates as they do harm, will grant these in vary extra lifesteal for harm completed.
The complete rundown is as follows:
Substitute a piece of his well being with armor. We’re experimenting with 150 internally.Scale back the scale of his head’s hit quantity.Enhance the harm discount on Overrun. Initially it was at 30%, we’re testing it at 50%. Additionally, this could not be interrupted by Hack.Enhance the lifesteal on Cardiac Overdrive.There are fairly just a few modifications in flight for his weapons. We’re testing totally different spreads and firing charges when utilizing each weapons concurrently, in addition to totally different harm, ammo, and falloff numbers. We’ll have extra particulars on these as they solidify.
Mauga will be part of Overwatch 2’s roster on December 5. Blizzard additionally introduced the subsequent two heroes at BlizzCon, together with Enterprise, the sport’s first nonbinary hero.