It’s not just you: Mercy was completely broken in the Overwatch 2 beta

For the first three days of the Overwatch 2 beta, Mercy could not heal properly. The game’s most popular healer had a bug that prevented her healing ray from chaining to allies during her Valkyrie ultimate, shattering any hope of rescuing her team during a hectic battle. Blizzard released a patch that fixed the capability today, but there is still a list of issues for the support rating described in this Reddit post by user ihatemouthwash.

I even noticed Mercy’s crooked behavior while playing the beta this week. Valkyrie is supposed to increase the healing speed of Mercy’s ray and spread out across your team, while allowing you to freely fly around the map. Still, it’s not uncommon for your allies to die under it, but it was hard to say why Valkyrie was less effective than in the original game. The time to kill in Overwatch 2 is noticeably faster without an extra tank to turn around and help you, so I attributed that originally. Now that it’s fixed, Mercy should at least be able to keep up with the rest of the support list, but that’s not the end of the story.