Overwatch 2 is an upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter developed by Blizzard Entertainment and sequel to the 2016 game Overwatch. The game was announced at BlizzCon 2019, and is currently in development for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Beta was recently opened and was overwhelmed by the number of players trying to get it.
Since it is still on beta stage there are a lot changes is going to happen that incldues scrapping Moira an overpowered heroes that giving headaches to the devs because of complaints how op it is.
The devs tried to change Moira’s function in the second Overwatch 2 beta by giving her a new Necrotic Orb ability. This ability would debuff opponents hit by it, causing them to deal significantly less damage. However, players were not happy with this change, as it would make Genji’s Dragon Blade ultimate deal as much damage as a traditional melee attack. As a result, the devs have decided to cancel this change.
Developers Reason of Scrapping Moira Ahead of Release
After taking community feedback into account, we’ve decided to revert the Moira beta changes, namely the new Necrotic Orb ability. We’ll dive deeper into this in an upcoming statistics blog, but the main reason for its removal is that the overall gameplay loop became too passive for many players. The power that Necrotic Orb brought to the table necessitated a long cooldown to make the effect impactful but not overly frustrating to play against. However, this meant many players would just hold the ability for the perfect moment, which had the side effect of decreasing the amount of “cool stuff happening” in moment-to-moment gameplay and shifting too much of it into healing.
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It is clear that Moira has been giving headaches not only to players but to the devs that always hear complaints. It is not sure if Moira is to be going another rework has she is hard to balance with the current skills from different heroes.