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February 15, 2024

Opinions on Overwatch 2's Season Nine Update: Mercy's Controversial Buffs and Hero Health Changes

Aria Mitchell
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It’s been just a few days since Overwatch 2’s massive, game-changing season nine update, but the opinions about the new-feeling shooter are continuing to flow in droves.

Opinions on Overwatch 2's Season Nine Update: Mercy's Controversial Buffs and Hero Health Changes

The latest hot take is from a fan of support hero Mercy (of which there are countless), who feels as though the buffs to projectiles and overall hero health have made the popular staff and pistol-wielding doctor feel less than optimal.

Many replies were quick to suggest other heroes, which is valid, considering that hero-switching is a core game mechanic in OW2, and has been since the original game launched nearly a decade ago.

Others feel that, in OW2’s new higher health world with bigger projectiles flying faster, Mercy is just more of the same as what she used to be when it comes to playstyle and the original poster perhaps isn’t playing the hero properly now.

Mercy has always been a controversial hero in Overwatch, with “Mercy main” memes taking over the community since the very beginning. It appears that won’t change any time soon as the original poster was forced to add on to the thread.

As is the case with any hero, if they don’t currently feel great to play, the option to switch to another in the same role is always there. But support players aren’t the only ones who feel strongly about season nine as tank players are feeling “miserable” while DPS players are loving life.

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