Mercy’s Overpowered Valkyrie Gets A Much Anticipated Nerf
Posted 2nd February 2018 By: Kyle-Tipify Staff    136 Views
January 30’s Overwatch patch brought new additions and changes to the game, a new map, the Blizzard World, and a much-dreaded nerf to Mercy’s ability, Valkyrie. Anyone who gets to play against a Mercy has been anxiously waiting for this nerf to arrive.
The recent patch made the ultimate a less powerful ability, drastically changing its length from 20 seconds to 15 seconds. Before the patch, using Valkyrie instantly casts Resurrect. Now, the revised cast time also leaves behind the Ressurrect bonus charge. Lastly, Mercy’s speed boost was reduced by 50 percent when using the ultimate and flying around using Guardian Angel.
Mercy is an instant pick on most games due to of her overpowered mobility and healing abilities, causing irritation among the community because. This is why Blizzard nerfed Valkyrie to make the support role diversified and make other heroes relevant once more.
Good news for the pro players of Overwatch League, the meta will remain part of the pro league as the Mercy Valkyrie nerf won’t hit the Overwatch League game version until the middle of February at Stage 2 of the league.
Furthermore, the Valkyrie nerf is not the only change to take place. Junkrat’s Concussion Mine now deals less damage to targets farther away from the explosion. The ability was found too powerful because of the added boost of mobility. Apparently, this change now requires accurate throws to fully capitalize on the ability.
Overwatch’s new map is a theme park based on Blizzard’s Universe. These include map-themes or references from other developed games by Blizzard, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo, and The Environment–think other Blizzard games coexisting in the Overwatch game itself. Stormwind, Azeroth, Nexus, and Zerg? Do these words ring any bells?
Overwatch goodies when pre-purchasing WoW expansion
Lastly, for those who play World of Warcraft as well, if you pre-order Blizzard’s new expansion, Battle for Azeroth, you are entitled to Overwatch Warcraft-themed goodies. The package includes emotes for Tracer, Horde and Alliance voice lines for Torbjorn, sprays for Anduin, Jaina, Sylvanas, and Saurfang, and Kul Tiras and Zandalar player icons. It’s a pretty good deal for $50 with the added Overwatch cosmetics.