89 - Omnic Lab: Map Mastery: Junkertown with Skyline
- Map Mastery: Temple of Anubis 00:15:35
- Mercy & Junkrat Nerf Discussion 00:50:30
In the Lab this week we’ve got another entry into our Map Mastery series. This time around we bring back a returning guest Skyline to talk about Junkertown! So buckle up as we talk all about this map and a few of the meta changes at the end of the show!
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General strategy for Payload & Junkertown
Key Map elements to look at
Team composition considerations
Blue Posts & News:
Mercy & Junkrat changes are now LIVE. Notes from OmnicMeta
Win rates have fallen -6% on average across all tiers, putting her below 50% win rate at each tier. She is now in the same "winrate dumpster tier" as Ana (Ana winrate haven't changed)
Healing and deaths per game is exactly the same as before patch. This means her bread and butter base kit has not been impacted.
Resurrects per game have fallen 40% on average across all tiers - the ability appears to have been nerfed into the ground.
Ana (30% usage average)
Lucio (30% usage average)
Moira (60% usage average)
All see play bumps.
Mercy now around 50% usage at Bronze, declining to 20% usage at Grandmaster.
Summary: While Mercy is still the easy-to-pick up healer, without Resurrect being a strong ability (through Valkyrie) she just isn't the same hero. However, we may find that people learn how to get the most out of her new kit. It's still very early.
Only change was to Concussive Mine.
Eliminations down -7% though damage is only down -2%. (Both moved a little).
Win rates have gone down about -2% (to 51% average)
Pick rates are down -4% (to 28% usage average). (Both moved a little.)
Summary: All of this data indicates that the nerf was really minor. Junkrat remains a strong hero with some of the highest win rates in the game. His plat continues to center around his base grenade damage and quick-to-charge Rip-tire.
Blizzard World Map now in Quickplay and Arcade. Will not come to Competitive play until Season 9.
Year of the Dog launches Feb. 8th
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