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Overwatch's Torbjorn Will Be Nerfed To Bring Better Balance

by Elise Favis on Jun 26, 2016 at 07:00 AM

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After several frustrations from players were voiced about the dwarvish engineer Torbjorn being overpowered in Overwatch, game director Jeff Kaplan announced that in a console patch coming this July, Torbjorn's turret damage will be reduced.

Kaplan responded on Reddit to concerned fans, detailing that in the planned update Torbjorn's turret damage will be lowered as much as 30 percent. This alteration will only be coming to console versions of the game, with PC remaining unchanged. This is most likely due to the issue being more prevalent on consoles, where players have less precise controls than a mouse and keyboard. 

No concrete launch date for the update has been announced just yet, but Kaplan suggests that it will arrive in mid to late July.

Blizzard's Overwatch is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Check out the Game Informer staff's favorite characters, as well as read our review.

[Source: Reddit]


Our Take
Torbjorn's precise and deadly turret can be a pain on the battlefield, to the point where many feel he's overpowered. It's great to see Blizzard continuously listening to fans and adding in necessary changes like these to help refine an already fun multiplayer experience.