I've found that a Reinhardt can actually be surprisingly helpful against an ulting Genji - not for the shield of course, but the hitbox on his german engineering is wide enough that he can just kind of hold down left-click and all Genji's dashing about won't really help him. Even if it just forces a deflect while he backs off and considers his angle of attack more carefully, that prevents him from having the Katarina effect of a cascading wipe on your team, from the constant dash resets as he chops down hero after hero.
Of course, this does mean Reinhardt's shield isn't up, so the *rest* of their team can probably clean up pretty easy if they're pushing in along with him, but I play at a level where people don't even realize they should get behind the rectangle in the first place, so...
And yeah, what others said about McCree and widow. McCree shuts down squishy flankers hard, and that's as it should be, but he was also a better close-range tankbuster than Reaper while still retaining mid- and even long-range fighting capability. The nerf drastically reduces his ability to burst down tanks, while preserving his role as an anti-flanker and duelist.
As for widow, I think the problems were two-fold. In low-level play, she was pumping out too much damage with relatively poor aim, thanks to the fast charging on her scope giving her extremely high potential DPS; rather than nerfing the charge rate (which would have repercussions for her ability to reactively bring down, say, an ulting Pharah), they moved more of the damage to headshots to encourage careful aim. Meanwhile, in high-level play, she still has the high damage but the nerf to non-headshots won't hit her as hard there; instead, they're hitting her safety and mobility with the unscoping change, so that she has to choose between firing off scoped shots and having fast movement/situational awareness, instead of quick-unscoping between shots and essentially winding up with both. Makes it slightly harder for her to get away from a flanking Winston or the like, and makes her more vulnerable to countersniping.
I do find it interesting that they nerfed her ult gain rate, but pointedly *didn't* make the ult announcement global, which seems to indicate that its stealthy nature is entirely intended. That, along with the unscoping nerf, seems to slightly incentivize Widows to play further in the backlines rather than more midrangey, so that people are less likely to be closeby to hear her activating the ult. I feel like the ult is probably more oppressive in high-level play than low-level, though.
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