The popular “Overwatch” support hero, Mercy, received a lot of tweaks lately. As for now, Mercy reigns as the most-picked Support hero in “Overwatch.” Blizzard Entertainment wants to give Mercy a more direct role in combat, which is why the developer added the ability Valkyrie that amplifies her skills while granting her flight. But it seems like Mercy’s Resurrect ability causes an imbalance in the game.

Resurrect ability is too strong

According to a report by GamingBolt, Mercy’s Resurrect ability was too good, especially when paired with the ability Valkyrie.

Mercy can revive two teammates successively by activating Valkyrie because it resets the Resurrect ability. The Resurrect ability’s cooldown has also been reduced to 10 seconds while Valkyrie is still active.

Nerfed abilities

Blizzard Entertainment nerfed Mercy’s Resurrect ability on “Overwatch” Public Test Realm so that it will no longer reset if she activates the Ultimate ability Valkyrie. The developer also increased the cooldown of the Resurrect ability while using the Valkyrie. The ability will have a 30-second cooldown, instead of 10 seconds.

Time to use other support heroes

Several “Overwatch” players who like to use Mercy are disappointed for the new update. But in exchange for the nerf, the Resurrect range has been doubled when the Valkyrie is activated.

This way Mercy does not have to go on the front lines just to revive a teammate. Blizzard Entertainment believes that these new changes will still make Mercy fun to play without making her too powerful for other players. Other support heroes might get more picks if these changes will go live on the official game soon.

Changes on Junkrat, Genji, and D.Va

The developer also updated Junkrat, Genji, and D.Va on “Overwatch” Public Test Realm. The RIP-Tire ability of Junkrat now moves slower. The Dragonblade ability of Genji now slashes faster along with his Ultimate ability. The Dragonblade still continue even when Genji is stunned. D.Va’s mech no longer drops when her Self-Destruct ability is being activated with the “hold to boost” option.

Blizzard Entertainment has not released the patch notes for the latest update yet, but players can expect it soon when the official changes will go live.

Upcoming Halloween event

In other “Overwatch” news, Blizzard Entertainment recently announced that the Halloween Terror event will officially start on October 10 and will end on November 2. According to a report from Nerdist, the developer also revealed a short teaser video featuring the Halloween-themed skins for the hero Reaper and McCree. Blizzard might also introduce a new PvE brawl-mode just like last year’s “Junkenstein's Revenge.”