Overwatch Bastion changes testing soon on the PTR

Overwatch Bastion changes testing soon on the PTR

Blizzard’s Geoff Goodman hit the Blizzard forums to share upcoming Overwatch changes that will land on the PTR soon.

Bastion can be a right pain but Blizzard feels he’s not quite right so the moving gun robot will be getting some quite major changes to his skills. He explains:

Here are some high level stuff we’re likely to have testable in the next PTR:

Recon Mode – Lowered spread and increased magazine size, to help with general viability in this mode.

Sentry Mode – We’re looking at focusing this mode into more of a tank-buster and barrier-buster mode, while also making it feel less suicidal to be transformed. To that end we’re testing stuff like increased spread and removing headshots, but taking less damage while transformed.

Self-Repair – We’ve been testing a few big changes to this that are feeling really good so far. Currently our internal build has Bastion able to use Self-Repair while moving and also having it no longer interrupted when taking damage. To balance that out it is now on a resource system (similar to the route D.Va’s defense matrix went). These changes have turned this ability from a more niche rarely used ability, to a much more powerful and core survivability tool.

We’re still testing and tweaking things with Bastion but we’ll hopefully have a PTR build coming fairly soon so you guys can try it out!

Some big changes there as Blizzard continue to fine tune Overwatch which is by no means an easy task.

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