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Overwatch’s Latest Patch Adds Ashe and Other Balance Changes

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Overwatch’s Latest Patch Adds Ashe and Other Balance Changes

Overwatch has just gotten a new patch, adding in a few new hero balance changes along with the Deadlock Gang leader, Ashe. Here’s an overview of the latest update:


  • Valkyrie
    • Ultimate cost reduced 15%
    • Healing per second increased from 50 to 60


  • Hellfire Shotguns
    • Spread randomization reduced by 50%
    • Spread pattern adjusted
  • The Reaping
    • Life steal increased from 20% to 30% of damage dealt


  • Chain Hook
    • Decreased the delay before pulling a hooked target from 0.5 seconds to 0.3 seconds
    • Now greatly reduces the target’s momentum upon being hooked
    • Cooldown now begins immediately, instead of after the target has been pulled
  • Scrap Gun
    • Spread pattern adjusted for both primary and secondary fire
    • Spread randomization reduced by 50%
  • Whole Hog
    • Knockback maximum velocity increased by 25% (from 8 to 10 meters per second)
    • Horizontal recoil decreased slightly


  • Photon Projector
    • Primary fire beam charges up 20% faster

The 29th Overwatch hero has also been patched in the Overwatch live servers after a week of testing. For the full patch notes, you can check them out here. Meanwhile, you can check out Ashe’s full kit here, along with some tips and tricks and who her voice actress is.

Blizzard is also planning another huge patch in the near future. The upcoming update will require players to completely reinstall their game, so get ready for a hefty update. You can play Overwatch now on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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