Blizzard Plans on Reworking Bastion in Overwatch 2

Bastion / Photo courtesy by Blizzard

Blizzard recently streamed new content and changes coming to the game with improvements coming to Bastion.

Bastion has been one of the most notable heroes in Overwatch. His mobility is often offset by his lack of mobility, making him one of the most versatile heroes in the game. When in sentry mode, opponents fall to Bastion's turret quickly before running out of ammunition. Fans of the game have voiced their opinions to developers for a rework of the character for years.

Sentry Mode
Sentry Mode / Photo courtesy by Blizzard

Geoff Goodman, lead hero designer for Overwatch 2 revealed a good amount of content with other developers on what is ahead for the game's next installment. Secret game modes, a new PvP system, and maps were mention during the stream in a recent article; with the mention of Bastion's rework. The rework for Bastion was briefly mentioned on rebalancing and adjusting the character for its new five versus five competitive matches. "Other heroes like Bastion are being reviewed and reworked from the ground up, which will result in major changes to how the hero plays." wrote Blizzard.

The developers didn’t reveal what changes the robotic hero would receive, but with more updates planned, we should see more changes in the near future.