Blizzard Finally Fixed Mercy's Guardian Angel Ability In New Overwatch 2 Beta, Moira Reworked Too

She's no longer a sitting duck high-up above.

Anthony Jones
By Anthony Jones, News Editor July 12, 2022
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Overwatch 2 Mercy and Moira Update

The new Overwatch 2 beta brought some changes to Mercy and Moira, but in the case of the widely-popular angelic support hero, her bugged-out Guardian Angel ability that wasn't popular with the player base finally received a fix. No longer will Mercy launch high-up into the air randomly once reaching her destination.

Blizzard confirmed the bugged ability was "completely unintentional" following fan feedback during the beta test, which quickly led to an update. The devs have also added a meter that charges up while Guardian Angel is active. Now, whenever a player cancels the ability with a jump, Mercy will launch in the direction she's facing and not sling up into the air like before. While a blunder on Blizzard's part, it's positive to see a quick response to cleaning up a strange bugged ability.

Moira was next on Blizzard's list of hero changes, introducing reworks to her Biotic Orb and Necrotic Orb abilities. Biotic Orb got nerfed a little, seeing its healing capabilities reduced from 300 to 250 and cooldown increased from eight to ten seconds. However, Necrotic Orb got a new temporary ability called "Enfeebling Orb," which fires a projectile that explodes in a 3-meter radius and inflicts 40 impact and ten explosion damage. Additionally, the explosion reduces affected enemies' damage dealt by 75% for four seconds.

You can check out the official patch notes on the Overwatch website to learn more!

Note: Activision Blizzard is still under investigation by the state of California for serious harassment charges. CEO Bobby Kotick is alleged to have known about such actions within his company – and performed some himself – and shielded the perpetrators from consequences.

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About the Author

Anthony Jones
Anthony Jones, News Editor
Anthony Jones is a gaming journalist and late 90s kid in love with retro games and the evolution of modern gaming. He started at Mega Visions as a news reporter covering the latest announcements, rumors, and fan-made projects. FFXIV has his heart in the MMORPGs scene, but he's always excited to analyze and lose hours to ambitious and ambiguous MMOs that gamers follow.

Discussion (2)

rsjabber 4 months ago
Seen some Moira videos and yes, this necro orb needs a nerf. You can nullify most ultimates in the game.

Flintstone 4 months ago
Mybe Blizzard need to fix Diablo Immortal as it allows players to spend f'ing $500,000 to play, WHAT SORT OF GAME COMPANY DOES THIS TO PLAYERS = BLIZZARD.
Blizzard are f'ing disgusting.


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