As a part of the 2021 Overwatch League Grand Finals, Blizzard went into some element on the changes coming to Bastion in Overwatch 2. For starters there’s the visible redesign, which character artwork director Arnold Tsang mentioned was about remaking the omnic with “sleeker, extra trendy supplies” in addition to, sure, including a hat. Bastion’s skills and supreme have additionally been reworked.
In Overwatch 2, Bastion’s self-repair capacity shall be changed by a tactical grenade sure to alt-fire. These projectiles can bounce off partitions, however will keep on with enemies and ground earlier than detonating with a knockback impact after a short delay. In its recon configuration—the one the place it walks round—Bastion’s weapon will now not have unfold, harm falloff shall be decreased, and hearth fee minimize in half. Bastion will be capable to “poke at for much longer ranges and play a little bit extra like a pseudo-sniper,” lead hero designer Geoff Goodman mentioned, “type of like his recon type theme was all the time meant to be.”
Switching between configurations shall be on a 10-second cooldown, and the transformation sequence will take eight seconds to play out. In sentry mode Bastion will be capable to transfer whereas taking pictures, although at a slower fee. On this configuration it is received limitless ammo, however harm is decreased by 40%.
Lastly, Bastion’s final will now not flip it right into a tank, however as a substitute swap to an artillery configuration wherein gamers can select three places on the map—anyplace on your entire map—to bomb. They will have a time restrict wherein to decide on places, nonetheless.
Overwatch 2 would not have a launch date but, however is not anticipated till 2022. Overwatch just lately misplaced its govt producer, with Chacko Sonny leaving Blizzard on Friday.