Mercy's Ultimate Nerfed in the 'Overwatch' Public Test Realm

Blizzard plans to iterate on the changes in the "coming weeks"

Overwatch's Mercy character is undergoing some changes in the game's Public Test Realm, developer-publisher Blizzard announced on its blog.

The biggest changes to Mercy's abilities are to Valkyrie Ultimate. Blizzard's changes are as follows:

  • No longer makes Resurrect instant
  • No longer grants a bonus charge of Resurrect
  • The speed boost that Guardian Angel receives has been decreased by 50%
  • Duration reduced from 20 seconds to 15 seconds

"Mercy’s recent Resurrect changes have helped in allowing enemies to have more counter play in dealing with her, but she was able to use Resurrect through Valkyrie enough to largely mitigate the impact of the previous changes," the developer said about the changes. "Additionally, we’re toning back the amount of mobility Valkyrie provides through Guardian Angel and reducing its duration to overall reduce the power of this ability."

Blizzard added it plans to iterate on these changes in the "coming weeks."