Overwatch 2 Clip Shows How Dangerous Mercy Can Be When Using Her Gun

A fan of Monitor 2 shared a clip of support character Mercy absolutely decimating an opposing team with her gun, winning the game in the process. Over the years, many fans of Blizzard’s hero shooter have complained that Mercy is overpowered, and for some players, this video may serve to bolster those claims.

Mercy is a supporting character in Monitor 2, able to heal teammates and provide crucial damage buffs that can help turn the tide of battle. His Caduceus Staff allows him to heal his allies and provide a buff that temporarily bypasses barriers, making him an invaluable addition to any Monitor 2 crew. While not designed as a primarily offensive character, Mercy’s Caduceus Blaster pistol allows her to deliver death from above when combined with her ultimate ability, Valkyrie. The Caduceus Blaster features a high rate of fire and a larger hitbox than many other weapons in the Monitor 2which led to some players asking Blizzard to nerf Mercy’s weapon.


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In a video shared to r/overwatch2, Reddit user rizundah combines all of Mercy’s abilities into an impressive deck to deliver victory for his team and win the game. In the short clip, rizundah quickly dispatches an enemy with his gun before activating Mercy’s ultimate ability, Valkyrie, letting them take flight. Sneaking onto the battlefield, Rizundah heals her teammates using Mercy’s Caduceus Staff before dispatching several enemies with the Caduceus Blaster while still airborne. Commenting on the video, rizundah said their teammates couldn’t kill the other team so they had to take matters into their own hands.

Many Monitor 2 fans responding to the clip praised rizundah for the impressive play, with some Reddit users sharing their own strategies for making the most of Mercy’s abilities. An impressed commentator, who states that they usually play as Widowmaker, commented that they get scared every time they hear a Mercy player using Valkyrie due to her gun dying when buffed by the Ultimate. The angelic support character has undergone several balance adjustments since the first Surveillanceincluding changes to Mercy’s super jump after feedback received during the Monitor 2 beta.

This Monitor 2 clip is a prime example of why Blizzard’s multiplayer shooter has managed to maintain such a large and loyal fanbase. By presenting heroes with weapons and movesets that allow for more depth than the standard tank, healer, etc. archetypes, Monitor 2 allows players to be creative with how they choose to play. As a result, even a literal angel like Mercy can become a death dealer in the right hands.

Monitor 2 is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

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