Overwatch’s LEGO Bastion Skin Looks Great

Overwatch’s LEGO Bastion Skin Looks Great
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This week Overwatch fans are enjoying one of the cooler in-game challenges: the ability to unlock a blue-and-yellow, LEGO themed, Bastion skin. It looks amazing, until you try and actually use it.

The Overwatch Brick challenge has plenty of goals for people, but there’s only one that really matters: the insanely good looking LEGO legendary skin. Even Bastion’s bird companion Ganymede has gotten a LEGO transformation. It’s super adorable, and the character even spits out little bricks on the ground in turret mode.

There’s just one problem. To keep everything thematically appropriate, Blizzard has customised Bastion’s muzzle flash to be more in line with a LEGO character. The end result of that, as pointed out by Kolorblind, an Overwatch streamer and Bastion main, is that the flash takes up an inordinate amount of space on the screen.

The projectiles look neat in isolation, but the flash taking up almost a quarter of the screen is a massive problem when you’re trying to track targets at distance. The effect isn’t as pronounced in much more open spaces, and it’s certainly thematic (particularly the effect in Recon mode).

LEGO has done plenty of tie-ins with Overwatch before, and full LEGO skins of the whole Overwatch cast would be one hell of an anniversary event. I’d totally go after a LEGO themed Mei or Symmetra. Seeing a brick version of Hammond in full flight — the real life version looks outstanding — would be amazing as well, with all the bricks spilling out when its piledriver lands.

If you want to earn the Bastion skin for yourself, you just need to win 9 games across Arcade, Quick Play and ranked. The in-game event will run until September 30 internationally.


    • Kolorblind is a top 500 player w Bastion, it probably clashes with her precise playstyle in some way, but for the casual Overwatch player, it’s moderate. Key word being probably lmao

      She’s also, as by the name, literally color blind and it probably has issues there too (something that OW hasn’t fixed properly)

  • Awful game from nu-blizzard designed to sell skins to kids.

    This unlockable skin is just the latest skeezy way to get kids hooked on the cosmetics treadmill.

    I know I sound like an old man yelling at a cloud to some of you… but I’ve straight up had enough of these trash corporations pushing this crap on children and the vulnerable.

    • As a retail sales person and a long time Overwatch player, I can tell you that kids don’t care about Overwatch much anymore, if at all really.

      • Yup. Which is why I don’t think eSports works as a concept yet.

        Imagine creating massive leagues with top players, then another corporation created a new game which everyone flocks to.

        • Here in lies my counterpoint, eSports leagues like OWL and CoD are growing at a rapid rate, because adults are taking it in. Overwatch League has been going strong, it’s the only one I watch regularly, and content like this keeps fans happy in-between the league. It’s far less to do with kids and bringing in new players, though the reaction to it on Switch next month will be interesting to watch.

  • I’ve never played Overwatch, but that muzzle flash really doesn’t seem like an issue, it’s not nearly as big as you make it seem.

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