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Overwatch 2 Bastion Rework Detailed

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With the Overwatch 2 PvP Beta having gone live, players are discovering a number of reworks that have been rolled out to some of their favorite heroes.

Bastion is a pretty unique Damage hero, and often works best for players who have learned how to use him effectively. With the launch of the Overwatch 2 PvP Beta, a number of heroes have been given some overhauls and reworks, and Bastion is no exception.

While plenty of changes and additions will be coming to Overwatch 2, as detailed in the first set of patch notes for the beta, players are keen to find out just how their favorite heroes will be adjusted.

Bastion Overwatch 2 Rework Detailed

Bastion's abilities have been given quite the overhaul in Overwatch 2. Below, we've detailed everything that players will need to keep an eye out for:

Self-Repair

  • Ability removed and replaced by A-36 Tactical Grenade

Configuration: Tank (Ultimate)

  • Ability removed and replaced with Configuration: Artillery

Ironclad (Passive)

  • Ability removed

Configuration: Recon

  • Weapon damage increased from 20 to 25
  • Fire rate reduced from 8 to 5 shots per second
  • Weapon spread removed
  • Ammo reduced from 35 to 25

Configuration: Assault

  • Renamed from Configuration: Sentry
  • Bastion is now able to move in this form at 35% reduced movement speed
  • Now has a 6-second duration and 12-second cooldown
  • Now has infinite ammo for its duration
  • Weapon spread is now a constant 2 degrees and no longer becomes more accurate as you fire
  • Damage reduced from 15 to 12

A-36 Tactical Grenade

This ability replaces self-repair, but it is bound to Alternate Fire instead of E by default.

  • New Secondary Fire
  • Launches a grenade that can bounce off walls but sticks to players or the ground. It explodes after a short delay, dealing up to 130 damage

Configuration: Artillery

The targeting works similarly to Doomfist’s Meteor Strike Ultimate, but you can click 3 times to launch projectiles.

  • Locks Bastion into place to fire up to 3 long range artillery shells
  • These shells deal high damage in a large area, but the damage falloff is significant
  • The projectiles come straight down from the air at the targeted locations, but they are projectiles in every other sense and can be blocked or destroyed by abilities

These adjustments are pretty drastic. Bastion mains might have a bit of a learning curve ahead of them, particularly when working out their new strategies.

Of course, Mercy isn't the only hero who's been given a rework for Overwatch 2. The likes of Orisa, Moira, and more have received some significant changes.