Overwatch’s Symmetra mains haven’t had an easy go of it. Any time they play their favourite character, they run the risk of getting harassed or reported. This year offered potential salvation in the form of a huge overhaul to the character. But even after that, things haven’t changed much in Symmetraland.
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The much-anticipated rework for Overwatch's Symmetra is on the game's test server, and it's already clear that Overwatch will look pretty different when it's released in full. As one of the most exhaustive hero reworks yet, Symmetra's new toolkit is significantly more tactical. And, finally, developer Blizzard reclassified Symmetra as a defence hero, not a support.
Symmetra mains are gearing up for yet another major overhaul, again. And judging by the comments from Blizzard developers, the changes being tested will end up being the most significant - because some of the changes will impact the Vishkar architect's core identity and her most divisive ability: her auto-aim beam of death.
Despite striving for order and balance in all things, Symmetra has always been the odd woman out on Overwatch's hero roster. On the verge of yet another rework, Symmetra mains - often the butt of verbal abuse - say that despite everything, they don't want her to change all that much.
Overwatch's Symmetra overhaul is live on the game's PTR, and people are really putting her new kit through its paces.
For a little while, Blizzard's acknowledged that Symmetra is too much of a situational hero. Now they're doing something about that.