Overwatch 2 Bastion Guide: Abilities, Tips, How To Unlock

Overwatch 2 Bastion Guide: Abilities, Tips, How To Unlock
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Written by 

Hritwik Raj


4th Oct 2022 09:48

Our Overwatch 2 Bastion guide covers everything you need to know about the reworked version of Bastion in this sequel to the popular hero shooter. Overwatch 2 has seen many changes to the base game of Overwatch, such as the switch to 5v5, new maps, modes, heroes, and a lot of alterations to existing heroes. If you need to know how this effects dear Bastion and what that means for his place in the team, we've got you covered with our Overwatch 2 Bastion guide. 

Overwatch 2 Bastion Guide: Abilities

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Below you will find Bastion's all abilities, including his different configurations, normal abilities, ultimate, and passives. 

  • Configuration: Sentry 
    • Effect - Mobile with a powerful rotary cannon.
  • Configuration: Recon 
    • Effect - Mobile with a light automatic weapon.
  • Configuration: Artillery
    • Type - Ultimate
    • In Artillery mode, Bastion locks to the ground and unleashes a powerful long-range artillery strike.
  • Tactical Grenade
    • Type - Alternate Fire
    • Effect - Shoots a tactical grenade that detonates after a short delay and knocks back any enemies it strikes.
  • Reconfigure
    • Type - Ability
    • Effect - Switch between weapon configurations.
  • Ironclad 
    • Type - Passive
    • Effect - Reduces damage taken while transformed.

Now that you have looked at Bastion's abilities in Overwatch 2. Let us check out all changes that Bastion received. 

Overwatch 2 Bastion Rework: All Changes 

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Similar to what we see with other returning characters, Bastion's abilities kit in Overwatch 2 has also received a massive overhaul. He can now move during his Sentry configuration; Reconfigure has reduced cooldown, Recon configuration has no bullet spread, and so on. Here are all changes that Bastion has received with Overwatch 2

  • Configuration: Recon
    • Weapon fire rate reduced by 50%. 
    • Damage falloff range increased to be more accurate at long range. 
    • Weapon spread reduced to 0.
  • Configuration: Sentry
    • Can now move file firing! But at a reduced movement speed. 
    • Weapon has unlimited ammo. 
    • Weapon damage reduced by 40%.
  • Configuration: Artillery
    • In Artillery mode, Bastion locks to the ground and unleashes a powerful long-range artillery strike.
    • Manually target three different locations to strike anywhere on the map.
  • Reconfigure
    • Bastion's transformation between two primary combat modes now has an 8 second duration and a 10 second cooldown. 
  • Self-Repair 
    • Ability removed. 
  • Tactical Grenade 
    • Bastion shoots a tactical grenade that detonates after a short delay and knocks back any enemies it strikes.
    • Grenades bounce off walls, but stick to enemies and floors. 
    • Grenades explode shortly after they stick to an enemy or floor.

Overwatch 2 Bastion Guide: Early Tips, How To Use Bastion 

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You can use Bastion's Recon configuration on maps where long-range engagements are a thing. While the fire rate of Bastion's weapon is sure reduced by 50%, on the positive side, you get zero weapon spread, making it easier to snipe opponents from mid and long-range somewhat. 

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Bastion's new Secondary Fire, Tactical Grenade, covers a large AoE and deals massive damage. So if you find more than one opponent at a location, you can use the Tactical Grenade. And since it can bounce off walls and stick to enemies and the floor, you can aim and hit enemies hiding behind the cover. 

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The most fun rework Bastion has received in Overwatch 2 is the Sentry configuration now being mobile. You literally become a small tank with a Gatling gun that fires a barrage of bullets; by the way, there's no ammo limit. 

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Bastion's previous ultimate Configuration: Tank got replaced by Artillery, a new skill that gives you an eagle eye on the game map, where you can select three spots to unleash long-range artillery strikes. We recommend using this ability to assist your team and use it when your team is near the opponent and ready to strike them. You can also use it to finish kills. Sometimes we are in situations where the enemy is very low by managing to strike down our team members. A good call from the team, and you can strike the opponent from your location. 

How To Unlock Bastion In Overwatch 2

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You can unlock Bastion and other classic heroes in Overwatch 2 by playing over 100 Quickplay matches. The exact details on when you will unlock Bastion are not yet available. However, this Tuesday, September 27, 2022, Blizzard commented that new players will unlock the different game modes and characters "over the course of approximately 100 matches."

That is it. This concludes our Overwatch 2 Bastion guide as we have spoken about his abilities and the changes he received while sharing tips on how to use Bastion's skills and how you can unlock him in Overwatch 2

For more on Overwatch 2, keep reading GGRecon.

Hritwik has been writing about video games, manga, and anime for more than 8 years. Some of his favourite games include The Last of Us Part II, Fallout 76, Apex Legends, Genshin Impact, and the Souls series.

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