Overwatch Update: Halloween Event, Torbjörn Rework and Balance Changes
2018-10-11

Overwatch Update: Halloween Event, Torbjörn Rework and Balance Changes

Overwatch received a new major update, which not only enabled the seasonal event Halloween Terror, but also introduced a significant rework of Torbjörn as well as smaller balance changes for such heroes as Brigitte, Doomfist, McCree, Pharah, Mei, Orisa, and Soldier: 76.

TORBJÖRN

GENERAL
  • Reduced the size of Torbjörn’s head hit volume by 10%
RIVET GUN
  • Primary Fire
    • Projectile speed increased from 60 to 70 per second
    • Reload time reduced from 2.2 to 2 seconds
    • Turret targets enemy hit by primary fire
  • Alternate Fire
    • Recovery lowered from 0.8 to 0.6 seconds
    • Damage per shot lowered from 150 to 125
    • Reload time reduced from 2.2 to 2 seconds
    • Spread randomization readjusted
FORGE HAMMER
  • Radius increased to align with Quick Melee
DEPLOY TURRET
  • Turret is now a thrown projectile
  • Automatically builds over three seconds
    • No longer has different levels
    • Same damage output as previous level 2 turret
  • Maximum health reduced from 300 to 250
  • Now incurs a 5 second cooldown when deployed
  • Now incurs a 10 second cooldown when destroyed in combat
  • No longer able to deploy a new turret if it’s in combat
    • While the turret is firing
    • If the turret has taken damage within three seconds
  • Can now be destroyed using the Interact input
  • Completes self-building once deployed, even if Torbjörn is eliminated
NEW ABILITY: OVERLOAD
  • Replaces Armor Pack
  • Lasts for 5 seconds
  • Cooldown is 12 seconds
  • Temporarily grants 150 armor
  • Increases attack, movement, and reload speeds by 30%
NEW ULTIMATE: MOLTEN CORE
  • Switches weapon from Rivet Gun to his claw arm
  • Lasts 6 seconds
  • Fire up to 10 molten globules that create damage pools where they land for 10 seconds
    • Globules bounce off walls and ceilings until they hit the ground
  • Base damage is 130
  • Damage increases from 130 to 190 against enemies who have armor
    • Heroes affected by armor: Bastion, Brigitte, D.Va, Orisa, Reinhardt, TorbjÖrn, Winston, Wrecking Ball
    • Heroes who can grant armor to their allies: Brigitte

BRIGITTE

BARRIER SHIELD
  • Shield health reduced from 600 to 500

DOOMFIST

HAND CANNON
  • Damage falloff now starts at 15 meters

MCCREE

COMBAT ROLL
  • Cooldown reduced from 8 to 6 seconds

PHARAH

CONCUSSIVE BLAST
  • Cooldown reduced from 12 to 9 seconds
ROCKET LAUNCHER
  • Attack speed increased
    • Lowered recovery time between shots from 0.9 to 0.75 seconds
  • Damage redistributed between explosion and impact
    • Explosion damage reduced from 80 to 65
    • Impact damage increased from 40 to 55
  • Explosion knock back reduced by 20%
  • Self-knockback amount increased by 25%

MEI

GENERAL
  • Updated visual effects for all abilities

ORISA

FUSION DRIVER
  • Maximum spread reduced by 20%

SOLDIER: 76

HEAVY PULSE RIFLE
  • Number of shots until reaching maximum spread increased from 6 to 9