Screenshot of Overwatch's 26th hero Moira

After spending slightly more than a week on the PTR, Overwatch 26th hero Moira has now made her way onto the live servers as well! If you're interested in learning more about Moira, or at least reading what her abilities even do, you should head on over to the official website as Blizzard has released a rather nice overview.

As for the accompany update, you'll be extremely glad to hear that it brings with it some major Mercy nerfs, as well as a much-requested buff to Ana's damage! You'll find the full patch notes over at the Overwatch Forums, but for now, here are all of the major hero changes and reworks:


Biotic Rifle

- Damage increased from 60 to 70

Developer Comments: Ana has been outshined by other supports lately. Boosting her damage will help her defend herself and make her more threatening to the enemy team.


Lúcio now has an effect above his head to indicate which song he's playing in spectator mode


Caduceus Staff

- Increased visual readability of Mercy’s healing and damage boosting beams


- Cast time increased from 0 seconds to 1.75 seconds

- Mercy’s movement speed is now reduced by 75% while casting

- Can now be interrupted when Mercy is knocked back, stunned, or hacked


- While active, Resurrect no longer has a cast time

- While active, casting Resurrect does not reduce Mercy's movement speed

Developer Comments: We feel that Mercy’s recent rework has been successful, but her Resurrect ability still feels too strong and frustrating to play against. Now that it has a cast time, enemies are more able to counter the ability. However, Resurrect will cast instantly when Valkyrie is active. This should make her feel powerful when she transforms on the battlefield.


Barrier Projector

- Now displays a health bar

Developer Comments: This change will help both Winston’s allies and enemies know how much more damage his shield can absorb from oncoming attacks.

It is also worth mentioning that the recently announced Blizzard World map and its accompanying skins have not arrived as a part of this update. They are expected to come at some point in early 2018, though nothing has been confirmed just yet.

Since there isn't much else to say about this update, other than it being a breath of fresh air after more than three months of the Mercy apocalypse, allow me to send you off with a couple of Moira videos. The first one offers a brief look at her abilities in-game, while the second one mostly focuses on her backstory and role in the Overwatch universe. Enjoy the videos, and have fun with Moira - she really is an awesome support!