Overwatch’s Public Test Realm Gets New Update; Changes to Zayra And More

Overwatch's Public Test Realm has received some new features, including a buff for Zayra's Graviton Surge ability.

on July 14, 2017 3:15 PM

Blizzard has announced some new changes that will implemented into Overwatch’s Public Test Realm, which allows for PC players to try out new updates before they become available to everyone else.

The most notable change comes to Zayra’s special ability Graviton Surge, which used to simply draw players close to a black hole. With the new update however, the ability will now disable all movement abilities of the players affected. This new effect will now be comparable to Junkrat’s trap.

Newest character Doomfist also recieved a helpful upgrade. A new icon will appear on screen to indicate how much damage Seismic Slam ability will deal, as well as how much it dealt after the attack finishes.

Other characters also received some minor updates. McCree’s Flashbang ability will now significantly slow down enemies, Reinhardt’s Hammer swing speed has been increased by 10%, and Reinhardt’s Charge ability will no longer damage both players if they face another charging Reinhardt.

These changes should be available to try out right now. As of the time of this writing, no officiall release date for these features has been revealed.

Last week Blizzard revealed a brand new character coming to the game named Doomfist.

Overwatch was originally released on May 24th, 2016, and is available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

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Tanner Pierce is a Staff Writer at Dualshockers.com. When he isn't writing, he attends classes at Palm Beach State College and will be majoring in Journalism at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania in the Fall.