Overwatch July 1 Update Patch Notes | Balance Changes

Blizzard has just released their new Overwatch July 1 Update earlier today and we have the complete list of patch notes. Unlike the previous update, this one only focuses on some balance changes and hero updates. There is no new game content or any new features added to the game.

We do not have the file size yet of this patch, but Overwatch July 1 Update should start downloading as soon as you start the game launcher. All the relevant information you need to know regarding this update has been given in the full notes below.

Overwatch July 1 Update Patch Notes

Here are the official patch notes for Overwatch July 1 Update Patch Notes that is now rolling out to all the supported platforms of the game:

HERO UPDATES

General

  • Hitscan damage now scales to 30% at maximum falloff range, down from 50% for the following heroes:
    • Ashe
    • Baptiste
    • Bastion
    • McCree
    • Soldier: 76
    • Widowmaker
    • Wrecking Ball

This change may be difficult to notice immediately as it scales damage over a range slightly more than before, but it will lower the impact of hitscan damage outside of their intended optimal ranges.

BASTION

We’re making Bastion’s Configuration: Recon weapon more reliable to help strengthen his run-and-gun gameplay when moving between spots he wants to post up with Configuration: Sentry.

Configuration: Recon

  • Weapon spread reduced from 1.5 to 1.2

D.VA

No longer building ultimate charge in the window of time between using Self Destruct and when it detonates is targeted at Echo’s Duplicate ability when copying D.Va. Echo’s accelerated ultimate charge enabled her to have Call Mech available before the Self Destruct explosion went off, making it very difficult for enemies to find a safe place to hide.

Call Mech

  • Damage area reduced from 3 to 2.5 meters
  • No longer builds ultimate charge while using Self Destruct until after her mech detonates

SOLDIER: 76

This will make Tactical Visor effective for more than just the aim assist, which slightly loses some value as player aim improves.

Heavy Pulse Rifle

  • Damage falloff is disabled while Tactical Visor is active

WIDOWMAKER

We’re adjusting Widowmaker’s optimal range to be slightly further out to account for some map locations where counter-sniping was common but just barely outside of the effective range with the damage falloff. For Widowmaker, the sniping damage falloff is mainly in place to restrict the lethality of mid-air grapple shots at the extreme distances possible on some maps.

Widow’s Kiss

  • Damage falloff range increased from 60-85 to 70-100 meters

Overwatch is now out for the PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch platforms. If you’d like to read more game updates and news, check out our Patch Notes section.

Source: Blizzard

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