McCree is banned yet again...
Overwatch Hero Bans in Week 9 – Echo is back!
The latest Overwatch Hero Bans are mainly hit scans with Wrecking Ball, Mccree, and Widowmaker. But Echo is back, finally! unfortunately, we miss the best supporter: Mercy.
Every Monday brings new changes in the Overwatch Hero Pool. Every week, Blizzard Entertainment bans certain heroes from the game to keep their games fresh – it would be boring to see the same heroes in-game all the time. While the latest addition to the Overwatch Hero Pool was affected last week, Echo is now making a return. However, we say goodbye to Mccree, Widowmaker, Mercy, and Wrecking Ball for the next seven days.
Overwatch Hero Rotation Week 9 – Hitscan
Hitscan affects a certain type of weapons in Overwatch: the ones that have no delay after firing until the target is hit. Such heroes include Soldier 76, Bastion, D.Va, and three of the banned heroes: Hammond, McCree, and Widowmaker. While Hammond can easily pass through D.Va, the other two heroes on the Overwatch Hero Ban list mean significant losses for the game.
McCree and Widowmaker are both very popular damage dealers – especially McCree, who can be seen in every game. However, it seems like his days of High Noon are coming to an end as he's banned for yet another week in a row. Widowmaker was also banned from the Hero Pool now three times this year. Replacing the game mechanics of these heroes is not really possible but we expect Hanzo and Soldier 76 to be picked more often now.
No Mercy this week
Each Overwatch rotation also brings long-missed heroes back into the Hero Pool: Besides Echo, Tracer, Orisa, and Moira are playable again – yay!
In addition to our previous assumptions about the meta changes caused by these Hero Bans, we expect that Double Shields will reappear more often – after all, Orisa, Sigma, and Mei are available in the game together. Other dream teams we'll be seeing more of now are Reinhardt/Zarya, Reinhardt/D.Va, and D.Va/Winston.
We are curious to see which compositions will be created now, how exactly the Overwatch Hero Bans will change the meta and how Echo will perform. We have all the news about the newest Overwatch Hero Bans and their best counters in Overwatch.