In the depths of Blizzard Entertainment, the first round of Overwatch (opens in new tab) balancing is being debated. McCree is getting a sure-fire nerf (opens in new tab)—Fan The Hammer is being debuffed to be less of a tank-killer. D'Va will be buffed in ways we're not yet sure of. Now it transpires that sniper extraordinaire Widowmaker could be reined in, pending further talks.
"Widowmaker is on our radar," game director Jeff Kaplan writes (opens in new tab). "We are discussing her. We have some internal experiments going to see if we can keep her viable while lowering the frustration threshold a little bit. Right now, this is just exploration. If something more comes of it, we'll let you know."
Widowmaker's skill ceiling is certainly among the highest of Overwatch's cast. I myself play at the potato level, so countering Widowmaker is more often than not a case of shimmying to one side, but there's concern among the wider population about her high body-shot damage and full-auto SMG.
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