Thursday , 23 February 2017

Attention To All Agents of Overwatch : Bastion is Getting A Buff

Overwatch: Everyone’s favorite mobile turret is getting even better

Overwatch character Bastion

Bad news for the anti-Bastion crowd on the lower levels of Overwatch’s ladder: Bastion is getting a buff in the very near future. I say it’s bad news for the lower levels of the ladder as Bastion isn’t discussed much in the meta nor is he used much on the higher levels due to how easy it is to counter him.

Game designer Geoff Goodman has confirmed via the Overwatch forums that the character would be getting a buff soon.

Here are his exact words:

“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!”

It sounds like the changes are being made with the higher levels of elo in mind as anyone that is familiar with Quick Play (your’s truly included) can tell you the character is used very prominently in the lower levels of the game.

What do you guys think of the changes? Who is your favorite Overwatch character and why? We’d love to hear your thoughts, so join in on the conversation in the comments below!

Source :

IGN, Blizzard

About Jake Tanner

I'm a life-long nerd. I love video games, comics, and any comic book related TV show/movie. Recently started playing WoW again, but also moonlight as the Dovahkiin.