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Overwatch PTR Movement Tweaks Have Led To Winston, Pharah Buffs

Blizzard is addressing the movement issues, especially around inclines, of bugged characters in the latest update, changing the way character move in general.

Jeff Kaplan explained in the following post.

This was originally done to fix bugs on a couple heroes, but the changes are systemic and affect all Heroes.

Specifically, movement on the ground is much more consistent. Going up/down inclines will no longer affect the Hero’s speed. Previously, inclines could either make you move slightly faster or slightly slower, depending on the circumstances. Inclines will also no longer cause a small amount of strafing movement when moving diagonally on them. A side effect of these changes is characters will now have slightly better air control. For example, Winston previously was not able to easily make small adjustments to his flight path during his Jump Pack leap, but now he should be able to do that, and it is also noticeable on many of the other Heroes that are often in the air.

With the change came some noticeable buffs for Winston and Pharah, as well as Junkrat and Mercy, who all now have much better control in the air.

A PTR change isn’t guaranteed to make live, but this tweak can be tested through your Blizzard client.

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