Overwatch is a successful video game from Blizzard Entertainment. Its unique gameplay and impressive design were already acknowledged by many committees that awarded the production. As of recently, the Overwatch community can’t stop talking about Bastion. After a recent update, it became an unstoppable character. While some players have the skills to take advantage of the newly improved version, others are finding it hard to understand the mechanics behind it.
The social media platforms are now buzzing about the recent update that the Overwatch character, Bastion, received. The most shared opinion is that the producers came up with a far too difficult character that is almost impossible to compete against. On the other hand, the studio might have had other intentions when they thought how to rebuff it.
Bastion might have become an unstoppable character, but it also difficult to play with at the same time. As a defense hero, he must be skillful in respect with coordination to counter attack. He can heal himself now but only when he is moving. On the other hand, his bullet spread is wider, but he also has larger capacity for ammunition. What makes him almost invincible is a new buff that enables him to take 35% less damage whenever he is in tank or sentry mode. As a consequence, Bastion is not only more deadly, but also stronger, and more flexible.
The end result is an unstoppable character that can escape even the ultimate attacks by getting out of their way quickly or by healing himself. Moreover, he has no trouble taking down the shield of Reinhardt, which is the most powerful tank in the game. After the buff had been applied, Bastion became a permanent presence in all active teams.
The director of Overwatch, Jeff Kaplan, wasn’t happy with how things turned out to be. Thus, he took the matter into his own hands and posted his opinion in a post. He explained the recent buff for Bastion as a way to make him more likable and turn him from a rare choice of a hero into a competitive one. For Jeff Kaplan, the buffed character is not unbeatable, especially if the opposing team succeeds to coordinate themselves to maximum efficiency. He is of the opinion that any change is normal to be met with skepticism at first by the community. However, with time, players succeed to adapt to the updates and make the unusual usual again through innovative strategies.
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