Overwatch Bastion Guide and Tips
Positioning is obviously a crucial factor when it comes to playing this Hero to a really high standard, but there are a few other things you can do to become a better Bastion. Here's our pick of the best tips we've picked up over the last few months.
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§ Don't get too greedy with your Sentry Mode, and always assume that someone on the enemy team has the smarts to track you down - if you take a long-range damage, they're on to you. Once you've bagged a few targets, pack up your metallic bags and find a new gunnery spot. Don't forget to heal!
§ Avoid making life too easy for your enemy flankers. Make sure you're positioned as snugly to a wall as possible while still having a decent firing view - if an enemy gets at your back you'll take twice as much damage.
§ Positions of height are always sensible when putting Bastion into Sentry mode, but don't forget to make use of rooms too, particularly if the enemy team is flanking hard. You will be amazed at just how many people fail to check behind them after running into a room. If you're in the corner by the door, you can pick them off cleanly from the rear.
§ You should be using Recon mode to find a new Sentry mode position. Your DPS is comparatively weak when in your mobile form, so you should avoid combat as much as possible.
§ Change your ammo expectations when playing Bastion. He has an extremely generous clip compared to other Heroes, and you don't want to waste precious gunning time on unnecessary reloads. Our advice? Get in a bot match and practise with this character until you have a very clear feel for his output.
§ Be aware of every map's flanking opportunities, and pick spots that provide the enemy team with the least possible chance of picking you off from the sides. Slowly but surely, everyone's learning the obvious spots to find a Bastion.
§ You get very few opportunities to scope out your local area for incoming flankers, so always use your reload time to look left and right before preparing to start firing again.
§ Switching between modes will automatically fill up your ammunition.
§ Don't fire off your Ultimate just because it's up. Sometimes it can be a much more sensible idea to remain in Sentry mode where you'll still have your shield available. Save your Tank mode for when you need to kill a group of enemies with low amounts of health.