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Overwatch update adds Ashe, balances everything else

Blizzard adds the latest hero 'Ashe' to Overwatch, rebalances a bunch of other heroes.

Published Tue, Nov 13 2018 10:35 PM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 1:40 PM CDT

Blizzard has just updated Overwatch and baked in its latest hero 'Ashe' into the mix, a new long-range Damage Hero that sports a semi-auto rifle and B.O.B. which is Ashe's awesome Omnic sidekick. Ashe is connected to McCree, something you can see in the animated short below.

Ashe has been playable inside of the PTR for the past week, but the new update that Blizzard has pushed out for Overwatch rebalances a bunch of the heroes. The developer has balanced my main; Mercy, with developer comments including "Mercy's ultimate was charging a bit too slowly after her base healing was reduced in a previous update. These changes should restore some of her ultimate's strength and let it build up more quickly".

Mercy's ultimate 'Valkyrie' has been tweaked:

  • Ultimate cost reduced 15%
  • Healing per second increased from 50 to 60
Overwatch update adds Ashe, balances everything else |

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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