Overwatch has received a new update on PC that includes some fixes and tweaks to characters as well as general bug fixes.

Ana’s Biotic Rifle received a slight buff with the patch which increases it’s fire rate by 20 percent and increases the magazine size from eight to ten rounds. McCree also gets some adjustments including damage falloff range which will require players to play more close range. The rate of fire has also increased by 15 percent.

Other general fixes include Ana’s sleep dart and UI fixes.

Currently this patch is available for PC only. According to Blizzard these changes “will be rolled into a larger patch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at a later date.”

See the full patch notes below.

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Overwatch August 26 PC Update Patch Notes:

Hero Balance Updates

Ana

Biotic Rifle

  • Rate of fire increased by 20%
  • Magazine size increased from 8 to 10

Developer Comments: While Ana has been very well received, she was showing to be a little bit weaker overall. In addition to helping her feel better to play, these changes should also increase her healing and damage output.

McCree

Peacemaker

  • Primary Fire
    • Damage falloff range decreased by 10 meters
    • Damage falloff amount is unchanged
    • As a result, even with this change, McCree’s effective range is still higher than it was at launch
  • Alternate Fire
    • Rate of fire increased by 15%

Flashbang

  • Recovery time (i.e. the amount of time before McCree can fire again) decreased from 0.5 seconds to 0.35 seconds

Developer Comments: McCree’s latest range increase helped him quite a bit, but it was a bit too much in the right hands. This change weakens his long range damage somewhat, but still keeps it stronger than it has been in the recent past. The other changes combine to allow him to land more alternate fire shots on targets that he has hit with Flashbang.

Bug Fixes

Heroes

  • Targets of Ana’s Sleep Dart will no longer instantly recover when damaged (recovery time is now 0.5 seconds)

User Interface

  • Fixed UI compatibility issues for ATI cards
  • Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause Lúcio, Mei, and other models to only partially render (or disappear)

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