The head of the Overwatch League has confirmed that the Summer Showdown matches will feature a different version of Mercy’s enhanced Super Jump than we saw at the end of the beta.
Overwatch 2’s second beta ended on July 18, but Blizzard developers are still hard at work tweaking and tweaking the game.
To reflect this, Overwatch League head Sean Miller has confirmed that Summer Showdown matches will be played on a build that players have not seen before.
On August 1, Miller tweeted that Summer Showdown matches would be played in a slightly different way than players had seen at the end of the second beta.
“The entire Summer Showdown Tournament cycle will be played on a slightly modified patch from where Beta 2 ended,” Miller wrote, along with a link to a blog post explaining the changes.
According to the post, this iteration of Super Jump “includes the directional control we added in the beta, but it also allows Mercy to super jump in the same way as before”
“Before” means before the Overwatch 2 changes when Super Jump was technically just a bug in the first game, something players had complained about during the beta.
Work continues on Mercy to make Super Jump a real part of her gear in Overwatch 2.
It’ll be interesting to see these changes in action when the Summer Showdown matches begin on August 11 – and whether they continue to tweak Mercy ahead of the third and final Overwatch 2 beta.