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One of Overwatch‘s most played and most ninja-y heroes will be getting a buff for his ultimate ability to address some new imbalances.

According to an Overwatch Forums post by principal designer Geoff Goodman, a recent patch attempted to adjust some issues with Genji’s ultimate ability. This lead to an unintentional nerf that reduced the number of sword swings players could get out, but the developer is aiming to remedy this in an upcoming patch by increasing the hero’s swing speed.

Before the last major patch, the amount of sword swings you could get changed depending on your latency. Strangely, if you had higher latency you could swing more often. This bug was fixed, which caused some players to suddenly get less swings than they were used to.

Looking into this bug in more detail, the ping threshold before you could gain a single extra swing was somewhat low, so many people probably got used to 7 swings rather than 6.

With that in mind we’re going to increase his swing speed overall so he’ll gain that 7th swing back for all players, regardless of latency. I’m not entirely sure when we can get that update into the players hands, but we’ll make sure its in the patch notes when it hits.

Ideally, this rebalancing should reduce the negative impact latency has on both Genji players and their victims. Luckily for those players that aren’t the biggest fans of Genji, it does not sound as though this buff will have any notable affect on the game’s balance when latency isn’t a factor.

Another update recently implemented into Overwatch sought to fix a number of issues introduced through the new Uprising PvE event.

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Source: PvP Live


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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808

A buff is inbound for Overwatch hero Genji

Genji mains in Overwatch annoyed by the recent patch to their hero need not worry for long.

By Nick Plessas | 04/18/2017 03:30 PM PT

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One of Overwatch‘s most played and most ninja-y heroes will be getting a buff for his ultimate ability to address some new imbalances.

According to an Overwatch Forums post by principal designer Geoff Goodman, a recent patch attempted to adjust some issues with Genji’s ultimate ability. This lead to an unintentional nerf that reduced the number of sword swings players could get out, but the developer is aiming to remedy this in an upcoming patch by increasing the hero’s swing speed.

Before the last major patch, the amount of sword swings you could get changed depending on your latency. Strangely, if you had higher latency you could swing more often. This bug was fixed, which caused some players to suddenly get less swings than they were used to.

Looking into this bug in more detail, the ping threshold before you could gain a single extra swing was somewhat low, so many people probably got used to 7 swings rather than 6.

With that in mind we’re going to increase his swing speed overall so he’ll gain that 7th swing back for all players, regardless of latency. I’m not entirely sure when we can get that update into the players hands, but we’ll make sure its in the patch notes when it hits.

Ideally, this rebalancing should reduce the negative impact latency has on both Genji players and their victims. Luckily for those players that aren’t the biggest fans of Genji, it does not sound as though this buff will have any notable affect on the game’s balance when latency isn’t a factor.

Another update recently implemented into Overwatch sought to fix a number of issues introduced through the new Uprising PvE event.

Read More

Source: PvP Live



About Nick Plessas

view all posts

Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808