Mercy is getting radically changed. Probably for the best.

Everybody’s favorite flying hospital, Mercy, is undergoing some drastic changes to her move set in the PTR right now. As you can see in the changes listed below, she’s almost becoming a brand new character with remnants of her old self. Perhaps the biggest change is her new, that’s right, NEW ultimate ability Valkyrie. This new ultimate actually gives her the ability to fly, instead of just float in place for a couple of seconds. For me personally, Mercy has needed something that makes her feel more rounded. Although a necessary character, her gameplay has always felt underwhelming and kind of boring in some games. This will hopefully entice other players to select healer more often, after they’ve realized their “PRO” Genji and Hanzo skills are just never going to happen. You can read the full release below and watch the video explaining the changes.

Oh and D.Va is getting changed too. <3

https://www.polygon.com/2017/8/24/16199040/overwatch-mercy-ultimate-ability-update-valkyrie-resurrect-jeff-kaplan 

Valkyrie (New Ultimate Ability)

Valkyrie unleashes the full power of Mercy’s Valkyrie Suit, enhancing her weapons and abilities for 20 seconds:

  • Caduceus Staff: Mercy’s healing and damage boost beams now affect all allies near the targeted teammate, and the staff’s effective range has been extended
  • Caduceus Blaster: Granted infinite ammo, while simultaneously increasing damage and fire rate
  • Guardian Angel: Increased range and movement speed
  • Resurrect: Cooldown is instantly reset when Valkyrie is activated and reduced to 10s after the initial cast
  • Hover: Mercy gains the ability to fly freely, at increased movement speed
  • Regeneration (Passive): No longer interrupted when Mercy takes damage
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