Overwatch Lunar Colony Map and Character Changes Now in Testing

By: Ryan Cox | June 1st, 2017

Blizzard’s Overwatch development team recently launched the Overwatch Anniversary event, which introduced new cosmetic loot box items, new features, and three new Arcade maps. Just recently, the Overwatch team has unveiled the newest upcoming addition to the popular shooter.

The newest addition to the game is Lunar Colony, an Assault map set on the moon that explores Winston’s backstory and introduces new gameplay elements.

As is tradition, a new Developer Update from Jeff Kaplan was released alongside the reveal of Lunar Colony.

Alongside the release of Lunar Colony, which is currently available for testing on the Overwatch PTR, comes new changes to a handful of heroes.

McCree Deadeye Changes:

  • Targets now begin locking on after 0.2 seconds, instead of 0.8 seconds
  • Damage accumulated over the first 1.0 seconds increased from 20 to 80 (damage per second after the first 1.0 seconds is unchanged)


Reaper Life Steal Changes

  • Removed health orbs
  • Now regains 20% of all damage done to heroes as health



  • Head hitbox size reduced by 20%
  • Bullet damage decreased by 33%
  • Fire rate increased by 30%
  • Clip size increased from 4 to 5


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