Overwatch's Brigitte is already getting nerfed

The latest Overwatch update unleashed the new hero Brigitte into the game's competitive mode. Just a few days later, Blizzard has already announced nerfs. 

This is probably a good thing, if the competitive Overwatch forums and subreddits are any indication. Most of the threads complain about how Brigitte has a stun and a knockback, both on short cooldowns. Her kit was largely designed to help her deal with quick flankers like Tracer and Genji, but it's also a nightmare for tanks like Reinhardt. 

Thankfully, Blizzard has taken notice. Just a few days into her availability in Overwatch's competitive mode, a handful of nerfs hit Brigitte on the Overwatch PTR

Brigitte's ultimate Rally now only provides a maximum armor of 100, down from 150. Additionally, the cooldown of Bash (her stun) is increasing from five to six seconds. 

Brigitte isn't the only support hero to be tweaked on this PTR. The sniper-healer Ana has also received a tweak: shots from her Biotic Rifle no longer impact allies with full health. In other words, she can shoot through full-health allies, healing allies (or dealing damage to enemies) further in front. Her magazine size will also be increasing from 10 to 14.

As always, these PTR updates are still subject to change before they hit the live servers, but hopefully they'll lighten the mood of your local main tank. 

Bo Moore

As the former head of PC Gamer's hardware coverage, Bo was in charge of helping readers better understand and use PC hardware. He also headed up the buying guides, picking the best peripherals and components to spend your hard-earned money on. He can usually be found playing Overwatch, Apex Legends, or more likely, with his cats. He is now IGN's resident tech editor and PC hardware expert.