Healers & Support Characters Getting Rebalanced in Next Update
The Overwatch forum has a new post that lays out some forthcoming changes to the Healer / Support characters coming in a future update. Brigitte is getting a hefty reduction in the effectiveness of her Shield Bash and Mercy is getting her healing rate dropped. Meanwhile Moira, Lucio and Ana will be seeing some across-the-board boosts to healing. Zenyatta gets a hearty handshake, a pat on the back and nothing new added / removed from his kit.
Ana has a very strong and unique toolbox, with the potential to dish out more healing than any other hero in the game. That said, she has a couple disadvantages that can be difficult to overcome, such the potential to miss your targets, not having any mobility options, and having a more difficult time keeping herself healed up. Her ultimate can be very powerful but often feels like it can be difficult to use effectively unless it is used in combination with other allied ultimates such as Genji’s Dragonblade. This new change allows Ana to use her ultimate as a clutch save on a dying teammate, or even use it in combination with her Biotic Grenade for a huge instant heal on even the biggest of tank health pools.
Check out the full list of changes, and the developer notes about each character, by visiting the Overwatch forum.