The second Overwatch 2 beta, released last night, felt much fleshy than the one that came back in May. Peeping new character models, tinkering new heroes, numerous changes to existing heroes. Some changes are pretty decent, like Fara’s shocking explosion. Other than that, not so many.
That’s where the poor Symmetra comes in. After six years and two major rework, Blizzard still doesn’t seem to understand her correctly. She struggled to find her place in the new 5v5 format in her first beta and lacked her viability and proper damage.Blizzard promised (Opens in a new tab) “A fairly thick adjustment” that will appear in this month’s beta version. good, They came (Opens in a new tab)And almost everyone hates them.
The maximum ammo for her primary fire has been increased, and along with the rate of fire for the secondary fire, many nerfs have been placed to compensate for it. Her primary shot no longer produces ammo when damaging the barrier, secondary shots are smaller, more expensive to fire, slower to charge, and less damaging. Her teleporter is no longer permanent and now only lasts up to 10 seconds to poufing.
The change didn’t go very well, the player flooded the overwatch subreddit, forum (Opens in a new tab) Criticize the new Symmetra. “They don’t know what to do with her. It’s a little painful to see her,” says Reddit. comment (Opens in a new tab) I mourned. Blizzard’s inability to give her a cohesive vision is a widely shared sentiment, and it is currently the most viable option for many to respec her to support her. I believe.
Symmetra isn’t the only one getting the short end of the stick. Despite promises to make Mercy’s Super Jump a real ability (and make it easier to perform), the whole thing feels horribly clunky.It flew to a teammate who died for a nightmare lesbian and became another General complaints (Opens in a new tab) Society as a whole. On the bright side, people seem to have the ball with the new tank hero Junker Queen.
Beta is still in its infancy. It’s been less than 24 hours at the time I wrote this. Blizzard feels very embraced by the idea of ”throwing everything on the wall and seeing what sticks”. Beta is the perfect time to do that. But it’s interesting to see how Overwatch 2 will be released in just over three months after its launch.