In a new developer blog, Blizzard announced that they are considering making Mercy’s Super Leap tech a default ability in a future update.
The Overwatch 2 beta is well underway and the community has been divided about it so far. While many have approved of the 5v5 change, some think support heroes in particular are at a crunch.
After a buff for Zenyatta that introduced a new passive “Snap Kick” that deals more damage to his melee with increased recoil, developers seem to have turned their attention to the ever-popular Guardian Angel.
On May 12, the developers discussed possible changes to the support heroine, refining her “secret” super jump tech as something they not only want to make easier, but possibly even their own ability.
Will Mercy’s Super Leap become his own ability?
Many experienced Mercy players know that the heroine can perform a special technique that allows her to jump much higher than her normal jump.
While this trick is difficult, it separates the Mercy newbies from the more advanced, but this seems like something Blizzard wants to avoid.
“While there are plenty of guides and videos for those who want to learn the method, it ultimately requires an intricate sequence of keystrokes and conditions that aren’t accessible or obvious to the average gamer,” the developers explained.
“We’ve internally started testing improvements to Mercy’s verticality and embracing the unintended consequences of player discovery. We want to take it a step further by making the ‘Super Leap’ ability more consistent for everyone – not just the players who know the (not-so) secret technique.”
It’s unclear exactly how Blizzard will implement this change, but Mercy Mains should definitely keep an eye out for big updates to their favorite hero in the near future.