Blizzard plans big changes for Overwatch's D.Va

Receives New Ability Defense Matrix Gets Nerfed

While maybe fun, are these changes really what D.Va needs?

Overwatch principle designer Geoff Goodman revealed Monday plans are in the works for D.Va changes, which would make her more of an offensive choice by adding a brand new ability while reducing her reliance on her Defense Matrix.

But most importantly, she will get a new ability, Micro Missiles, when these changes hit Overwatch's PTR.

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Players won't be able to just hold down Defense Matrix to save their allies. Micro Missiles allow D.Va to launch a "long salvo of small missiles that explode on impact, dealing damage in a small radius around them", Goodman said. Defense Matrix's energy drain has been increased by twice the amount, which means her effective uptime has been reduced by 50 per cent. In exchange for heavily nerfing her defensive capabilities, she's now much more powerful and even has a new skill. "Defense Matrix still remains an extremely powerful tool when timed correctly, but the reduced uptime means D.Va won't be able to use it almost as often overall". Blizzard has revealed some major changes to D.Va that it's now experimenting with ahead of a Public Test Realm release. However this comes at a cost with her defense matrix taking a serious on hit on energy which means, according to Goodman, "D.Va won't be able to use it almost as often overall". While the ability is still extremely useful, the reduced uptime means that you won't be able to use it almost as often anymore. Her reliable utility makes her one of the must-have heroes in most team compositions, and a good D.Va would be able to nullify a large amount of damage with a single ability.

It's worth noting all of these changes are now tentative, and while Goodman says the team will hopefully let players try them out "soon", no specific details were given. Based on how that PTR goes, it's possible these changes could be tweaked further; Blizzard has responded to feedback in the past and adjusted updates before they are released in full to the public.

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