I am a lapsed former Mercy main. Partly because the growing obsession with the game’s meta among friends was poison to my casual Overwatch habits. And partly because Mercy only had one gun.
As a Battle Mercy guy, healing always came secondary to the accuracy and range of her pistol, and I always thought, you know, having one of these is OK, but having two could really wreck some people’s shit.
I am not alone. Like they did with Zenyatta and his walking, Blizzard has listened to the fans and...well, not really done anything about the game itself, but made a very short video that both satisfies fan’s wishes and also quietly illustrates from their design perspective maybe why Mercy having guns is not a good idea.
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) 8 March 2018
Not that I’m buying it. I know there’s already a guy with two guns. But he sucks.