Overwatch Update Delivers 4K Support to Xbox One X, Nerfs to Mercy and Junkrat

Overwatch Update Delivers 4K Support to Xbox One X, Nerfs to Mercy and Junkrat

Goodbye Mercy, I hardly knew ye.

The latest patch for Blizzard's Overwatch brings 4K support to the Xbox One X, but also implements those controversial Mercy nerfs that have players either rejoicing or despairing.

The update is currently live for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with the latter console receiving the 4K support for the high-end Xbox One X.

As for nerfs, both Mercy and Junkrat were hit with this new patch, though the changes to Mercy are the ones most players are talking about. With the latest nerf Mercy loses her bonus Resurrect charge through her Valkyrie ultimate, and Resurrect is no longer instantaneous. In addition, Valkyrie now only lasts 15 seconds (instead of 20) and her Guardian Angel ability is 50 percent less effective.

Junkrat's nerfs are minor by comparison with his Concussion Mine ability dealing less damage the further away an enemy is from the center of its explosion.

So yeah, 4K support on consoles is always nice but Mercy is pretty heavily nerfed in this most recent update. We'll probably have to update our Mercy Guide.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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