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Overwatch Guide: Bastion Info and Tips

Overwatch's Bastion is a beast. Here's how to get the most out of this gun-slinging robot.

This last weekend during the Overwatch beta, Bastion seemed to be one of the strongest characters in the game. Even though I wouldn't necessarily call him OP, a good Bastion player could easily mow down an entire team to win the game. Here are a few tips and tricks you can use to master Bastion.

As one of the game's most iconic Defense characters, Bastion specializes in controlling a certain area. He basically plants himself and becomes a ridiculous minigun controlled by the player. Nobody, from a wimpy Support character to a beast like Winston, can last very long in front of Bastion. 

Another good thing (or bad, if you're going against him) about Bastion is the speed with which he can transform. It only takes about one second, so he can do it in the middle of a firefight and lay waste to anyone dumb enough not to move. That makes him one of the most versatile characters in the game, as he can easily control an area on either offense or defense.

Even though Bastion's very strong, he really doesn't have many abilities. If you're looking for a complex character to play, Bastion may not be the best for you. 

Considering his low amount of variety, the key to mastering Bastion is good sentry placement and being able to control his minigun. Since you'll often be shooting at enemies far away, keeping your crosshair right on top of them as they dodge and weave can be tough.

That said, here are a few tips to help you control the battlefield. 

       ...but mainly Reaper. Screw that guy.

That's it for my Overwatch Bastion tips. He's a lot of fun to play and is difficult to counter, so he'll likely be on the OP side for a while until players figure out how to beat him. 

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