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Blizzard unveils new changes to Overwatch 2’s Symmetra



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As most of us are aware, Overwatch 2 will come equipped with a slew of exciting new heroes, maps, skins, and abilities. However, alongside this, Blizzard has vowed to tune up existing heroes to improve the competitive 5v5 element of the game.

We’ve known for some time that the development team behind Overwatch 2 plans to update existing heroes, with Mei, Brigitte, Roadhog, and Symmetra all confirmed for tweaks. However, not a great deal of information is currently known regarding the changes that are due to come to fruition.

Having said that, a recent Reddit AMA has shed a little more light on the changes – especially the tune-up of Symmetra.

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Overwatch 2 dev team suggests mobility improvements for Symmetra

The recent AMA on Reddit was held on June 22nd, answering some of the community’s most pressing questions. In a 2 hour free-for-all, the Overwatch 2 development team unveiled a few more details surrounding the tweaks of Symmetra. Here’s what Sr Hero Designer “jNoh” had to say about the changes coming to Symmetra:

I wouldn’t necessarily call it a rework since it’s more tuning than changing the mechanics but the general goal of the changes is to help improve her mobility and enable her to better react to the faster pace of 5v5. Can’t go into all the details but there are things like a shorter teleporter build time and faster secondary fire projectile speed.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard news of Symmetra tweaks though, with Geoff Goodman (lead Hero Designer) saying “We tried Symmetra as a Support hero where her turrets healed instead of dealt damage. This was sort of fun but was kind of frustrating as a Symmetra player because Overwatch moves so fast,” during a previous Reddit AMA.

The Overwatch 2 Beta will be available to play in just under a week’s time (June 28th), allowing lucky players selected to get a taste of what the new game has to offer. You can still signup for the Overwatch 2 Beta by heading over to the official webpage and choosing your preferred platform.

Users that want to take chance out of the equation can purchase the game’s new Watchpoint Pack which guarantees access to the game’s PvP Beta. However, that’ll set you back a cool $39.99 – the same as the original title upon release.

All being said, we’ll be keeping you bang up to date with all the latest updates and changes to all Overwatch 2 Heroes in the lead-up to the official October 4th release date.


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