Symmetra, Overwatch’s Least Used Character, Will Get Big Changes


Symmetra is the least played character from Overwatch and Blizzard wants to change this. That’s why they are looking into potential changes that may arrive this November.

Balancing is probably one of the biggest pains down there for any developer of online games. Especially when your line-up of characters surpasses the number twenty and you have millions of players holding their breaths for every tweak that you make to the game. But Blizzard knows what they’re doing. They know that Symmetra, Overatch’s least-used character, deserves some extra love. And they want to boost this Support character in the near future with some changes.


So What’s Wrong with Symmetra?

Pretty much all Overwatch’s characters are charismatic, one way or another. Blizzard is making an outstanding job in making them attractive to the community. But as with every single given game out there, there is a group of selected champions that get played way more than others. When it comes to gameplay, Symmetra is a Support hero who relies on her tower and shield systems to aid all her teammates. And while she’s getting played by use, she’s been changed during matches at a higher rate than others.

Jeff Kaplan, director of Overwatch, has all the data. “She’s a hero who’s very situational and she actually gets played a fair bit, but she gets switched off of,” he explains. “What happens commonly is players will play her on defense on the first part of a point, and then when they’ve lost that point, then they’ll switch off of Symmetra. So, that definitely impacts her play time when you’re looking at the stats,” he concludes.

And because Blizzard does not feel comfortable with the way this character has ended up, they are studying her and will apply some changes. However, it’s going to take a tad longer to know what adjustments those will be. As of now, it looks that they will be pretty substantial. They are the kind of changes that “require a lot more internal testing and discussion.” Also, these are arriving probably around November, not before.

So keep on holding your breath, will ya?

[Source: Business Insider]

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