Blizzard Entertainment would like to tell you about a few exciting updates that are coming to the Overwatch PTR, including some much-anticipated Symmetra balance changes.
In our latest developer update video, Game Director Jeff Kaplan gives an overview of Symmetra’s redesign, which incorporates two new abilities:
- Shield Generator — The first Overwatch character to have a choice of Ultimates, Symmetra players will be able to toggle between her Teleporter and this new option, which allows her to place a device granting additional shields to any ally within the generator’s radius
- Photon Barrier — Replacing her Photon Shield, this new active ability allows Symmetra to generate a large energy barrier that blocks enemy fire as it travels forward
Also coming to the PTR shortly after the revamped Symmetra is Oasis—a brand-new control map.