Players say Sojourn’s jump is just too powerful.
Sojourn has only been in Overwatch since the sequel launched in October, and players have had enough of her already. At least that’s according to a thread discussing possible Hero reworks, with Sojourn seeming to be one of the more popular requests.
The problems stem from her incredible mobility, which allows her to easily penetrate enemy backgrounds, deal a lot of damage, and then escape in a way that poses little danger to herself. Some players argue that her Power Slide is therefore too powerful, making her too low risk for a hero who deals as much damage as possible in the right hands.
“Which character would you like to be completely reworked or removed? [from] the game?” asks Reddit user sevenbiscuit7. “Mine is probably Sojourn.”
Despite the thread encouraging fans to share their thoughts on any possible rework, many agree that Sojourn needs severe nerfs.
“I agree on Sojourn,” says deci1997. “The higher you rank, the crazier she gets. The nerves haven’t done much because with a pocket of mercy she can still destroy everyone.”
User Interesting_Autofill actually has an idea of how developers can nerf Sojourn’s mobility. “I think they should rework her gliding ability and make it look like she’s gearing up for bigger jumps. Like a load indicator on her slide, and the longer she glides, the harder the jump at the end is tall.”
Sojourn player Lickleboy22 thinks her damage could be nerfed more instead. “Removing the ability to headshot with a rail would essentially fix the issue of getting shot and even with increased damage it won’t kill you.”
Of course, Sojourn has already taken damage nerfs since her introduction in Overwatch 2 – and yet some believe she’s still a threat in competitive play. Therefore, it looks like Blizzard may have to rethink the hero’s new Power Slide ability, and that seems to be causing the most heartbreak.
However, Blizzard also had another big problem with Sojourn: one of her skins makes her invisible. The Cyber Detective skin for the character Damage was removed from the game last week after causing the major glitch, giving Sojourn players a huge and unfair advantage. It seems to be back in the game now, and causing no issues, but it was still frustrating for players who had shelled out hard-earned (or more likely, purchased) coins for the skin.
With that, and many other issues, it’s no surprise that – as we reported last week – many fans are longing for the days of the first Overwatch. Which, of course, is now offline forever, so we’ll never play it again. Well done, Blizzard.
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