Nerfs and buffs are forever a hot topic in Overwatch, which is pretty understandable given how extensive the game’s roster is. With the latest hero, Orisa, being added to the growing list, it seemed only inevitable that there would be some alterations being made sooner rather than later.
Whether or not this are for the better or worse, which often depends on the player themselves, the discussion has been raised over on Battle.net regarding a nerf for Orisa. This was allegedly applied to counter spamming Orisa’s shield, though user Demi believes that this change could hinder certain players who use the new character.
This is an issue for any character having either a buff or a nerf at such an early stage really. With players still getting used to how the hero works (Orisa in this case) any kind of alteration seems to often throw a spanner into the works, particularly for some players:
Nerfing her damage feels really bad for players who were already doing great with her shield as it is, with 12s cooldown.
A common consensus at the moment seems to be that the nerf the Orisa’s damage outweighs the buff made to her barrier. Only time will tell as to whether Blizzard will alter these early changes or not.
You can join in the debate over on the official Overwatch forums right here. Would you argue that the Orisa changes have come about too early in Overwatch, or were they overdue? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.