Overwatch Bastion Update / Overhaul
Overwatch Bastion Update is on the way, so sayeth Geoff Goodman. Those that play Overwatch definitely remember their first encounter with bastion, the corner, elevator camping, play of the game stealing death machine. In time people learned how to counter him and balance was restored, except not so much. Bastion is still Bastion, but he spends most of his time at the bottom of the ladder.
It is time for change!
Principal designer Geoff Goodman spoke in detail about upcoming Overwatch Bastion update that will be coming to the game’s PTR soon. Almost everything is getting an overhaul. In his more approachable bipedal state, Bastion gets a boost in ammo capacity as well as decreased bullet spread.
Now in it’s Ultimate Murder form, which leads your team mates screaming BASTION there or BASTION over there, he will now take less damage, but will gain more bullet spread and loose the ability to do headshots. These changes are not set in stone and could be changed.
The most interesting, in my opinion, change to Bastion will be made to his Self-Heal ability. If no additional changes are made, Bastion will now be able to use his ability while moving and it will not get interrupted by taking damage in turn his ability will now work similarly as D.va’s shield. So no more infinite heals, but heals while you’re running away or fighting.
I’m personally exited to try out these new changes. If it all works as seen on paper, then Bastions playstyle could be more adaptable.
Who knows, maybe these changes will influence the Overwatch Bation fandom fiction as well. Because it appears that Bastions popularity on the fuckability scale is fairly low. Last years PornHub insights seem to agree.