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‘Overwatch’ Fan Reveals The Only Hero That Has Never Received A Nerf

An Overwatch fan on Reddit has revealed that of all heroes, there’s only one who hasn’t yet received a nerf.

You can take any live service game and you’ll find that the characters receive a variety of nerfs, buffs, tweaks, and shifts. The same rule applies to Overwatch as well. However, in this game, there is one character who has escaped being nerfed.

For those who are unfamiliar with the term, nerfing means to reconfigure (an existing character or weapon), making it less powerful. Overwatch was released five years ago, and since then, the character hasn’t yet been nerfed.

‘Overwatch’ Fans Reveals A Character Who Was Never Nerfed

An Overwatch fan on Reddit, who goes by the name ‘hmmdraco’, said that the only character in Overwatch who has never received a nerf is Winston.

The Redditor showed that Winston has received a total of four major changes since 2016. 

Winston is a Tank hero who wields impressive inventions with literal gorilla strength.

The developers made two changes to the character in 2017. First was the Barrier Projector wherein the cooldown begins when the barrier is placed, instead of when it ends. The second was also about the Barrier Projector that now displays a health bar.

In 2019, again changes were made in the Barrier Projector. The duration was increased from 6 to 9 seconds and the health was increased from 600 to 700.

The latest alteration made its debut in February this year. Moreover, the Base Armor/Health had to be distributed again  from 100/400 to 150/350.

Now, if you observe, none of these alterations fall under the nerf category. The Redditor also mentioned the barrier changing visually when it gets low on health. They claims that it doesn’t qualify as a nerf. Although, it helps enemies at times, but has benefits for Winston & his team.

Meanwhile, The 2021 Overwatch Halloween Terror has already commenced. The event will end on November 2.

Rahul Macwan

Rahul Macwan

A writer with a literary and cinematic appetite for highbrow matter.


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