PTR Changes May 4: Ana Buffs, Brigitte Nerf, More!

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There was a bit of a stealth update on the PTR adding a few new things, including normal and stealth buffs to Ana, a nerf for Brigitte and some new and very useful new menu color coding. Here are the announced Hero changes to Ana and Brigitte (including dev comments from other blue posts):

Blizzard LogoMay 4 (source)

ADDITIONS – May 4, 2018


Biotic Rifle

  • Increased clip size from 10 to 14

Geoff Goodman: There is another Ana change we’re making which didn’t quite make this PTR build, but will be up there soon.

We’re changing Ana’s magazine size from 10 to 14, which should help her maintain healing uptime and allow her to more carefully choose when to reload as opposed to just healing until the reload is forced upon you.


Shield Bash

  • Increased cooldown from 5 to 6 seconds

There is another change coming to PTR that didn’t make the first build up there.

Geoff Goodman: We’re raising the CD on her bash by 20% (5s->6s). We’ll keep an eye on her to make sure she is still in a good place, as the last thing we want to do is over nerf her.


In addition to those announced changes, we also got some super stealth ones, like a second Ana buff that might be even more powerful than the announced one: her bullets now pass through full health allies! It seems like a pretty intended (and very much appreciated) change, but since it hasn’t been officially announced it may be a mistake so we’ll have to wait and see.


Another addition is color coding for recently played with, where you can see which players were on your team and which the enemy one!



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