Overwatch Season 7 Midseason Update: A Comprehensive Look

Overwatch Season 7 Midseason Update: A Comprehensive Look

1. November 2023 by Valentin Pasetti

Tank Hero Enhancements

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D.VA’s Upgrades

D.VA, already a powerhouse, received significant boosts:

  • Fusion Cannons: Movement penalty now only 30%, down from 40%.
  • Micro Missiles: Projectiles speeded up to 50 from the previous 40.

Doomfist’s Modifications

Given Doomfist’s dominance in the dive tank role, a tweak was necessary:

  • Rocket Punch: Wall stun duration adjustments — min from 0.25s to 0.15s and max from 0.75s to 0.6s.

Winston’s Adjustments

A surprising revelation about Winston’s secondary fire:

  • Tesla Cannon: The secondary fire now extends up to 40 meters, a solid 10 meters jump.

DPS Hero Revisions

1600 Cassidy

Bastion’s Tweaks

The long-awaited Bastion nerfs are here, albeit minimal:

  • Configuration: Assault: 2 seconds added to the cooldown and a 10% weapon spread increase.

Cassidy, Mei, and Sombra

A trio of alterations for these heroes:

  • Cassidy’s Magnetic Grenade: Cooldown jumps to 12 seconds.
  • Mei’s Endothermic Blaster: Slowing effect drops from 40% to 30%.
  • Sombra’s EMP: 10% cost reduction for her ultimate.

Symmetra, Widowmaker’s Changes

Minor but meaningful shifts for both:

  • Symmetra: Shield health reduced by 25 points.
  • Widowmaker’s Widow’s Kiss: Unscoped shots for max spread increase from 3 to 7.

Support Hero Overhauls

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Ana’s Adjustments

With her recent aggressive stance, Ana witnesses:

  • Biotic Grenade: Cooldown stretched to 12 seconds.

Baptiste’s Balancing Act

The ever-shifting Baptiste faces:

  • Immortality Field: Health decrease to 125 and a cooldown boost to 25 seconds.

Illari and Kiriko

Some major tweaks for these supports:

  • Illari’s Solar Rifle: Projectile size halved.
  • Kiriko’s Protection Suzu: Cooldown nudged up by a second.

Wifeleaver’s Updates

These changes seem somewhat aggressive:

  • Healing Blossom: Ammo and max heal both reduced.
  • Life Grip: Cooldown extended by 3 seconds.

Zenyatta’s Zen Changes

Zenyatta undergoes intriguing modifications:

  • Base Health: A jump of 25 points.
  • Harmony Orb: Longer wear-off time.
  • Orb of Discord: Multiple changes including range boost and reapplication restrictions.

Anticipate the Meta

The Overwatch esports Season 7 Midseason patch notes reflect a deliberate push to balance both underwhelming and overpowering heroes. With these changes, players should anticipate a shift in the meta and adapt their strategies accordingly.