Symmetra is left without turrets due to an Overwatch 2 bug

Symmetra is left without turrets due to an Overwatch 2 bug ...

A serious Overwatch 2 flaw has apparently caused an unintentional but significant Symmetra nerf in the Blizzard multiplayer game. The DPS hero has gone through many major changes and rework over the years, but her latest version seems to be broken in several different and rather unfortunate ways that might render her borderline useless in Overwatch 2 season 3 until corrected.

The first of these issues is related to her ultimate ability, Photon Barrier, which got a small but largely minor upgrade in season 3, which raised its price by 10%, according to YouTuber Not Muda. However, her ultimate does now take longer to appear once she has used it.

The final blow-out is more powerful than expected, allowing damage to pass through while the duration remains unchanged. Sadly, the barrier appears to remain in place if you die while in the casting animation.

The second Symmetra flaw is perhaps even more serious. Turrets that are placed close to moving structures are usually destroyed. A pain, to be sure, but you can just replace them if you want.

As shown in the video below, the game appears to think it's still there: attempting to remove two of your usual three turrets will simply replace the older one. This danger would result in a game that can't be placed.

The issue was resolved for a moment, and Symmetra's usual turret-deploying voice line and animation work out. However, no turrets appear, and you're left to fend for yourself. That's not to say that Symmetra cannot be dangerous by her own means, as anyone who's been chased down by her fully-charged Photon Projector can attest.

Following a live update from Blizzard, both of these issues have been resolved, according to our own testing. Blizzard has yet to respond officially, but we will update you as soon as we have more information.

In the meantime, take a look at our Overwatch 2 tier list of the best characters to play in season 3, including a new Control location Antarctic Peninsula, as well as an explanation of how Overwatch 2 ranks work in the FPS game's competitive mode.