Widowmaker nerfs explored by Blizzard – Overwatch

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Internal experiments are underway to reduce the Hero's frustration factor.

Bad news for Widowmaker fans, although good news for those who think there’s far too many of her about: Blizzard is exploring ways of toning down her impact on the battlefield.

The news comes in a post on the official Blizzard forums by game director Jeff Kaplan. While details are thin on the ground about how exactly Widowmaker might be nerfed, she’s clearly considered problematic by the development team:

“Widowmaker is on our radar. We are discussing her,” explained Kaplan.

“We have some internal experiments going to see if we can keep her viable, while lowering the frustration threshold a little bit. Right now, this is just exploration. If something more comes of it, we’ll let you know.”

What do you think about the news? Is Widowmaker overpowered and in need of a swift nerf to the sniper scopes? Or do people simply need to learn to counter her better? Have we even got enough options to deal with a Widowmaker on the rampage?

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