Last week, the Overwatch Public Test Region (PTR) received a new update that included a major redesign for Bastion in all of his configurations.
Most importantly, the transformer now boasts a new passive called Ironclad which reduces all incoming damage by 35 percent in both Sentry and Tank configurations. While Blizzard removed his bonus armor, the Bastion redesign is a significant improvement that makes him a bit broken against most damage dealers.
His immortality aspect becomes even clearer when combined with Ana’s Nano Boost, further reducing incoming damage by 50 percent. That is an overall damage reduction of 85 percent which is absurd.
Several members of the Overwatch community went to work to see just how much damage the new Bastion can soak. The following video, provided by BlameTheController, shows how Bastion is able to survive most damage bursts which he wasn’t able to before.
This includes Reaper’s Death Blossom and the entire clip of Hellfire Shotguns, Pharah’s entire clip of Rocket Launcher, Torbjörn’s Molten Core Turret, Symmetra’s Photon Projector, Genji’s Dragonblade, Soldier: 76’s entire clips of Helix Rockets and Heavy Pulse Rifle, McCree’s Deadeye, Junkrat’s mines and entire clip of Frag Launcher, Zarya’s Particle Cannon, and even Tracer’s Pulse Bomb.
Coming to abilities that Bastion still can’t survive; that includes Pharah’s Barrage and Roadhog’s Whole Hog. Additionally, there are combo-attacks where players must basically dish out everything in order to take down Bastion. This includes Tracer’s Pulse Bomb and an entire clip of Pulse Pistols. There’s Reinhardt who can pull Bastion out of Sentry mode, much like Roadhog’s Chain Hook.