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Patch Notes

Past Experiments

October 1, 2020

Overwatch Experimental Patch Notes – October 1, 2020

Experimental Hero Updates

The next experiment begins! This time we're hoping to get your feedback on some changes to Solider: 76’s Heavy Pulse Rifle. We're using the 2-2-2 Role Queue ruleset so that you can get a feel for how these balance changes might affect the live game.

Soldier: 76

We’re testing some changes with Soldier: 76’s Heavy Pulse Rifle that make the weapon more controlled by recoil, rather than bullet spread. Overall, this will make him better when firing in full auto, rather than controlled bursts. While recoil exists with other heroes’ weapons, these changes are intended to be impactful to gameplay, rather than establishing the “feel” of the weapon.

Heavy Pulse Rifle
  • Bullet spread removed
  • Constant recoil added
  • Ammo increased from 25 to 30
Experiments

The Experimental Mode allows players to try out potential new balance updates, game modes, and rule changes. The content within this mode is not guaranteed to be released and the mode may not always be available.