Even in the wake of a brand new seasonal event coming to Overwatch, there is still the lingering discussions among the Blizzard shooter’s community on nerfing. Heroes that have been under scrutiny include Roadhog, Winston, and of course, D.Va.
D.Va being nerfed has been a hot topic for a while now, after Blizzard announced that it would be making radical changes regarding her health, armor and overall power. From a personal perspective, I did often dread coming up against the mech-pilot during a game due to her defensive capabilities and potentially devastating ultimate.
However, could it now be argued that said nerfing has gone too far? Its worth keeping in mind that D.Va is a tank character, and to decrease her armor in such a fashion that she proves far less effective in comparison to fellow tank heroes. This was an issue that was too raised on the official forums, where a thread by user BT160630 stated: “I’m writing because the nerfs to D.Va’s armor make her much too ineffective as a tank. Her decrease in armor has allowed me to be sniped out of mecha by Hanzo and Widowmaker in one shot. I can understand nerfing the shield matrix, but the armor was decreased too heavily. Giving us a faster charging ultimate doesn’t make up for the fact that she can no longer counter a turret, as she was intended to do.”
“The shield matrix was the only overpowered aspect of D.Va’s gameplay mechanics. Bring back the armor. It’s an armored machine. It should be just as strong as the other tanks.”
This is of course all subjective, and it has prompted responses that feel otherwise, claiming that D.Va is now plays “real smooth” according to RThunder8, whilst others state that it alters her relationship with other characters, in terms of how they must be changed up in order to approach her tactically. You can check out the entire conversation here.
Frustrations are understandable, but in time those who are passionate about maining D.Va will surely get to grips with her new state, and utilize her to the best of her abilities.
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