Overwatch 2 is about to make playing support easier, except for Mercy

After heated debates (opens in new tab) about the role of support in Overwatch 2, particularly the strength of Mercy’s ability to damage boost DPS heroes, Blizzard has taken a stance with an upcoming balance patch.

When Overwatch 2’s third season starts tomorrow, Mercy will lose her prominence in the game’s high-skill meta: the patch effectively reduces how much time she can spend with her staff’s beam connected to a single target by promoting triage above all else.

The Mercy changes : 

  • Guardian Angel cooldown increased from 1.5 to 2.5 seconds
  • Holding the backwards directional input and canceling the ability with Jump now moves 20% slower
  • Caduceus Staff healing-per-second reduced from 55 to 45
  • Healing is increased by 50% for allies under half health
  • Regeneration Passive removed (she retains the support one though)
  • New Passive: “Sympathetic Recovery” where she heals herself for 25% of healing done with the Caduceus Staff
source: gamezpot.com