Blizard has been internally testing and tweaking D.Va for some time now. Below are the projected changes for this Overwatch hero:
- Defense Matrix: 2x energy drain
- Boosters: Able to use Fusion Cannons
- New ability – Micro Missiles: D.Va can now launch small missiles that explode on impact, dealing splash damage also. This ability can be used simultaneously with her other abilities or gunfire.
These series of changes will allow D.Va to play more aggressive like she could in season 3. While this nerfs her defense matrix, this is a needed change to lower the mundane-ness/ low skill cap of this character. She will be able to combat Pharah and the more mobile heroes.
Blizzard hopes to strike a mix between reducing players relying on the Defense Matrix, making her fun to play, and keeping her feasible as a hero. These changes along others will be coming to the next PTR soon, so be on the look out.