Overwatch’s PTR patch introduces bold Orisa, McCree, Sigma changes

A day after lead game director Jeff Kaplan promised faster balance changes to Overwatch in the future, a huge patch has hit the Public Test Realm (PTR). Patch 1.45 centers entirely around hero changes meant to balance the game. The latest live patch, Patch 1.44, included nerfs to some heroes who get a double dose of power reduction in this patch. Orisa and Sigma get significant changes while DPS heroes achieve a greater balance. 

Hero updates 


  • Storm Arrow damage reduced from 70 to 60. 

In Patch 1.44, Hanzo’s projectile speed was reduced. This patch, his damage goes down to make him less of a must-pick in competitive matches. 


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