Overwatch: Bastion is the next character to receive buffs
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Overwatch: Bastion is the next character to receive buffs


Get yo' tank on while you can.

Overwatch‘s Bastion will receive several buffs very shortly, developer Blizzard has confirmed.

Principal Designer Geoff Goodman detailed the changes recently.

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

“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.”

Goodman concluded by saying the changes are expected “fairly soon” in the game’s PC PTR.

Overwatch is available now on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.

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