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Overwatch July 1 update: Hitscan nerfs, D.Va nerf, Bastion buff, and more

The hitscan nerfs from the Experimental patch are live.
Overwatch July 1 update: Hitscan nerfs, D.Va nerf, Bastion buff, and more
Initially presenting a few hitscan balance changes within the Experimental Mode, Blizzard has decided to implement every single one into the live game with the 1st July update which coincides with the start of a new competitive season, the first one with crossplay enabled.

The biggest change, as we've mentioned during the Experimental patch notes last week, is the major hitscan nerfs across the board, with damage scaling all the way down to 30% at maximum falloff range.

Let's take a look at the complete patch notes down below.

Overwatch 1st July update - patch notes

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  • 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


Configuration: Recon

  • Weapon spread reduced from 1.5 to 1.2


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

Heavy Pulse Rifle

  • Damage falloff is disabled while Tactical Visor is active


Widow’s Kiss

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

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