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#Blizzard has been on the roll lately, releasing updates after updates for “#Overwatch.” This is the studio’s way of keeping the overall gameplay experience well-balanced. Interestingly, a new update has arrived on the game’s Public Test Realm.

According to PVP Live, the studio released [VIDEO] a new “Overwatch” update specifically for the maniac Junkrat. Unlike before, it is meant to give the character a handful of buffs. Here is everything about it in a nutshell.

Junkrat receives buffs on PTR

The character is perhaps one of the often neglected heroes in the game. It barely gets updated or tweaked. If it does, most are meant to nerf his skills.

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But apparently, Blizzard is looking into a different direction. As per Geoff Goodman, the game’s principal designer, the updates should make the explosive expert a lot more mobile than before. “This is pretty close to what we’re trying with him,” he said. Goodman also iterated that the character can now triple jump [VIDEO] using is Concussion Mine. This is actually a pretty significant change, allowing him to be more capable of eliminating the likes of Pharah.

Currently, Junkrat has two charges of the said skill in “Overwatch.” It allows him to launch straight into a fight or fly himself towards a hero on higher ground. But in order to do so, players would have to plant one on the ground and wait for the cooldown to come back. With the new update, the character can automatically use this skill right after detonating it.

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“It has been a ton of fun to play with so far,” Goodman exclaimed.

History of changes

It is worth noting that the biggest change Blizzard did to the “Overwatch” hero was back in March. He was basically given invulnerability to his own bombs. It was a great change, as it allowed the hero to have his own meta. It even allowed him to battle close-ranged characters [VIDEO] without getting killed by his own explosives. With the changes on PTR, he can be expected to deal more close-range damages. The triple jump should allow him to become nearer to opponents, surprising them with explosives.

Junkrat can effectively close-in any enemy in “Overwatch,” though the success still relies heavily on the user. But of course, all of these are still being tested. Therefore, players can really expect it to be tone down if Blizzard finds it necessary. Furthermore, Goodman said that his ultimate skill Rip-Tire might also be getting some tweaks. It is either the skills gets an increase on its base health or movement speed.