Significant changes coming for Overwatch’s least-played character.
Overwatch support hero Symmetra is likely to receive a buff sometime in November.
That’s according to game director Jeff Kaplan, who told Business Insider that Symmetra is one of the least-played characters as her specific abilities make her very situational.
“A character being that situational is not really desirable to us, so even though I can kind of justify why it happens, that doesn’t mean that I believe that it’s right. So Symmetra is a hero who’s on our list right now to take a good look at and really investigate,” he said.
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Although he wouldn’t be drawn on specific changes the team are looking to make to Symmetra, he did indicate that any buffs would be significant.
“She is a hero we’d like to make some changes to. I think those changes wouldn’t see the light of day until November, though, because we want to do a bunch of internal testing,” said Kaplan.
“It’s one thing when we do something [minor] — like, we have a change to Junkrat on the [Public Test Realm] where his Ultimate activates faster, but it’s a very incremental, safe change — whereas the type of changes we think need to happen to Symmetra require a lot more internal testing and discussion.”