Overwatch’s Symmetra is switching from assist to protection

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Overwatch’s Symmetra is switching from assist to protection

Overwatch’s Symmetra will get a way more dramatic overhaul than you may need anticipated.

Symmetra simply doesn’t get a lot love in Overwatch matches, regardless of being reworked to have two final skills. So Blizzard is trying a much more dramatic change to her character – switching Symmetra from a assist function to protection.

This stunning info dropped throughout InvenGlobal’s interview with Overwatch dev Timothy Ford. The dialog begins with a deal with Overwatch lore and Retribution content material, however finally strikes in the direction of mechanics and Blizzard’s deliberate character updates.

“We’re discussing the change proper now, and though we are able to’t inform you the main points of every change, we’d nonetheless wish to let it is going to be a reasonably dramatic change,” Ford instructed InvenGlobal. “One factor we are able to inform you is that Symmetra will flip from a assist hero to a protection hero after the remake. Our goal is to make the utilization of Symmetra much more versatile from it.”

Ford continues by saying that Overwatch’s roles – Offense, Protection, Tank, and Help – have been supposed so gamers might perceive intuitively how every hero was used. It appears that evidently Symmetra could also be one hero Blizzard missed the mark with, and making her skills extra defensive might make an enormous distinction.

The query now’s what adjustments Blizzard has deliberate for Symmetra past the function change. Ford’s feedback recommend a extra vital remodeling is underway, however contemplating that Hanzo is present process fixes of his personal, it could be a while earlier than we discover out.

Overwatch’s Retribution occasion is stay for yet another week, ending on April 30, 2018.