Changes for Hanzo, McCree, Sigma and more in latest patch

It's high noon and the latest Overwatch patch brings an interesting change to McCree's ultimate ability as well as buffs and nerfs to multiple other heroes in the game.
Changes for Hanzo, McCree, Sigma and more in latest patch
Overwatch Patch brings numerous hero updates across all three classes as the start of the Overwatch League rapidly approaches and the Lunar New Year event begins to wind down.

As previously stated by Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan, hero bans were not part of this latest update.

In the notes for the latest patch, the change to McCree's Deadeye that no longer locks the player’s aim and camera when firing Deadeye has gone live. This means enemies can be caught out even if they think they are out of sight in time.

The majority of changes come in the form of nerfs. Hanzo's Storm Arrows have seen damage reductions, Reaper's passive healing has been reduced and Orisa has seen multiple parts of her kit nerfed too.

Sigma has not escaped unscathed, with his Gravitic Flux able to be interrupted and the impact slow duration reduced from 0.9 to 0.6 seconds and Accretion's explosion damage dropped from 60 to 40.

The full list of hero updates can be found below:


Storm Arrows

  • Damage reduced from 70 to 60



  • Firing Deadeye no longer locks the player’s aim



The Reaping (Passive)

  • Healing amount reduced from 40% to 30% of damage dealt


Fusion Driver (Primary Fire)

  • Damage reduced from 11 to 10


  • Cooldown increased from 8 to 10 seconds


  • Snare duration reduced from 1 to 0.65 seconds


Gravitic Flux

  • Can now be interrupted before targets begin falling
  • Impact slow duration reduced from 0.9 to 0.6 seconds


  • Explosion damage reduced from 60 to 40



Biotic Launcher (Primary Fire)

  • Recovery time increased from 0.35 to 0.45 seconds

Biotic Launcher (Secondary Fire)

  • Heal explosion reduced from 60 to 50

The full patch notes can be viewed on the official Overwatch website here.