Overwatch’s Symmetra has seen a huge buff / rework to her kit on the PTR! She is now some kind of tank, support, defense, initiation hybrid, it’s going to be great to see how people use her.

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How has Overwatch’s Symmetra changed?

Game director Jeff Kaplan recently discussed Symmetra’s redesign, detailing the adjustments and improvements that are currently being tested, along with an overview of her brand new Ultimate ability. He also commented on the release timeline for Oasis, Overwatch’s new Control Map, and teases an upcoming feature.

“Symmetra is going to be the first character in Overwatch to actually have a choice of ultimates,” Kaplan said. When her ultimate is charged, it will light up just as before. Instead of just offering players the chance to trigger her Teleporter move, however, there’s also a shield generator that can be placed to protect the entire team.

She is also getting an entirely new move: the Photon Barrier. Kaplan compared this to Reinhart and Winston’s projected shields, although Symmetra’s version is an elliptical projectile and moves along a trajectory. It can be used both offensively and defensively, according to Kaplan.

These new updates are live on Overwatch PTR right now. So, make sure to check them out and let us know how well these changes play out for you. Stay tuned to MobiPicker for the latest news regarding this game and many others.

Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It was released in May 2016 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.