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Overwatch Principal Designer Responds to D.Va Feedback

Yesterday, we reported on the feedback from Overwatch players regarding changes made in the PTR to the Overwatch hero, D.Va. Many of those included in the public test realm found several issues with the tank character, based on alterations made to her abilities.

These changes have, to certain players, seen D.Va suffer a similar fate as Roadhog, who was also the subject of community backlash once upon a time for major tweaks being made. The predominant issue here for D.Va is her defense matrix being altered, to which principal designer Geoff Goodman has responded to based on the feedback received.

In a recent reply on the Overwatch message board, Goodman stated that at their previous values, the missiles were too powerful previously, especially since she can now fly and shoot simultaneously. Using a combination of fight and flight, D.Va is deemed to still “pose a serious threat” at this reduced value.

He continued:

That said, there is another change coming to PTR soon (maybe tomorrow) that will help her out quite a bit. The Defense Matrix regeneration rate is increasing by 25%. This lets her generally use DM more often, while still keeping the new 2 second cap on a single use.

Players are encouraged to continue offering feedback with this new change, whether playing as her or against her.

Written by Ham

Ham is a video games journalist, musician and a rookie Twitch streamer. Playing everything from 2D platformers to MMORPGs, Ham enjoys bringing news from all forms of games to the masses. Favourite game series’ include Dark Souls, Diablo, Grand Theft Auto and Borderlands.

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