Jeff Kaplan

New Overwatch Developer Update Reveals the Real Reason Symmetra was Buffed.

While many of us were excited for Symmetra to get some extra utility, when the update was finally released it was pretty obvious that she was overbuffed. We were expecting to see some balancing regarding Symmetra, but it doesn’t look like that is happening. The latest Developer update below clearly explains why we shouldn’t expect to see a balance update to Sym anytime soon. Actually, some additional changes are in the pipe for Symmetra that will certainly make her even stronger.

In lieu of a well deserved Symmetra nerf we can expect to see some updates regarding Hanzo in competitive mode, and finally having a scoreboard that shows some important information. As these updates come around we’ll be sure to keep you up to date on our podcast dedicated to Overwatch and it’s community — Watchpoint Radio. Check out the developer update below.

*Please tell me you realize this is satire by now.


Jarret is Editor-in-Chief as well as one of the founding members of Mash Those Buttons. He's been playing games since before he could read and that's turned into a love of all things game related. His favorite genres include FPS, RTS, racing, and action-adventure platforming. He is currently spending way too much time playing Starcraft II followed by Team Fortress 2.

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