Major Changes Coming to Overwatch’s Mercy – New Ultimate on its Way, Heroes Never Die? (VIDEO)
Overwatch’s healer extraordinaire is getting overhauled by Blizzard developers in the coming future. The game’s director Jeff Kaplan appeared in the latest developer update to give fans a taste of what’s to come for the beloved hero. Check out what’s new for Overwatch’s Mercy in the video below:
One of the biggest changes to Overwatch’s Mercy will be that her ultimate ability won’t be Resurrect any longer. Resurrect will be a secondary ability with a lengthy cooldown that refreshes when Mercy uses her ultimate. This will remove the ability to bring back multiple teammates, but the director explains that it will bring balance and new strategic challenges to the game.
The new ultimate ability is being called Valkyrie and it brings a lot to the table. This new ultimate will give players a boost to their abilities when activated. These boosts include damage and rate of fire, more power in “Battle Mercy” mode, an extension to the healing and damage boost beams, plus more mobility with Guardian Angel. The best part, according to Kaplan, is that Mercy will take to the skies and players will be able to completely control the healer in flight.
She can fly, and I don’t mean that she can Pharah-boost in the air briefly, I mean she can fly, and it’s super fun. You have complete control of your character. After all, Mercy has those wings we might as well put them to real use. I mean, Guardian Angel’s pretty good, but imagine flying with Mercy, how much fun it could be.”
The new updates are playable now in Public Test Region servers along with some other changes to the game as well. Bug fixes and interface adjustments are among the few tweaks, which players can check out on the official Blizzard website right here.
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