October 1, 2020 Patch

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October 1, 2020 Patch

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September 29, 2020 Patch
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October 13, 2020 Patch
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EXPERIMENTAL HERO UPDATES[edit | edit source]

The next experiment begins! This time we're hoping to get your feedback on some changes to Solider: 76’s Heavy Pulse Rifle. We're using the 2-2-2 Role Queue ruleset so that you can get a feel for how these balance changes might affect the live game.

Icon-Soldier 76.png

Soldier: 76

We’re testing some changes with Soldier: 76’s Heavy Pulse Rifle that make the weapon more controlled by recoil, rather than bullet spread. Overall, this will make him better when firing in full auto, rather than controlled bursts. While recoil exists with other heroes’ weapons, these changes are intended to be impactful to gameplay, rather than establishing the “feel” of the weapon.


Icon-ability.hpr.png Heavy Pulse Rifle

  • Bullet spread removed
  • Constant recoil added
  • Ammo increased from 25 to 30