ByMarlon McDonald, writer at
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Marlon McDonald

Man, there can be no quantifiable amount to the sheer volume of swear words I've tossed at my TV thanks to this little bearded badass and his teeth-grindingly on-point turrets. The amount of times I've rushed out from attack starting points only to be mowed down by plenty bullets is very, very fucking annoying — but brilliant all the same.

That's why, if you're anything like me, you'll be happy to hear that Torbjörn's mechanical death bringers are getting significantly nerfed this July. Revealed where else than on Reddit, user canadlaw was atypically candid about the unstoppable nature of Torbjörn's turrets:

"Everything about this game is fun EXCEPT for the fact that Torbjorn is in it. He just completely ruins the game for everyone. I have a 51% win rate overall, so I'm just pretty average at the game. However, my Torb win % is 80%, and I've played him a bunch so that's not just a couple wins. Every other match is basically whether a team can successfully turtle with their Torb (or, more likely, your 2 or 3 Torbs). If correctly combined with a Reinhart and some good players, some maps are virtually unwinnable on attack.
This game is super fun other than him. The heroes feel varied and bring entirely different play styles which are fun and unique. However, inevitably playing 'kill the turret and try to make a push before they can set up again' is super fucking boring and ruins the experience."

And canadlaw isn't wrong. There have been a few times that I have come up against a team with two Torbjörns who were fully awake and knew the perfect spots for each turret. I wish I were more methodical and not made for being slaughtered over and over again, but it's fun merely running and gunning! (...Says the man who only plays as Lúcio.)

Overlord of 'Overwatch.'
Overlord of 'Overwatch.'

Anyways, Jeff Kaplan slipped into the thread — seeing as how he will be a fine pair of satin-lined, diamanté-crusted loafers after his Overwatch pay — and unleashed a barrage of the most comforting news to be heard so far this week:

"In an upcoming patch, we will reduce the damage done by Torbjörn's turret by 30% on Xbox One and PS4. PC will remain unchanged.
ETA - Mid to late July depending on 1st party certification times."

How exciting is that?! Very, if you play on console and are tired of having your ass handed to you by turrets. But why not PC, too? Well, that's because aiming is so, so much easier and precise on PC. As you can imagine, PC gamers are pretty happy with the challenge of the turrets, whereas console gamers have a tougher time of twiddling thumbsticks as they're riddled with holes.

Well, that's my excuse anyways!

What do you think?

Happy that Torbjörn is getting nerfed?

(Source: Reddit)


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