Overwatch player demonstrates powerful Bastion trick on Volskaya

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An Overwatch player showed off a powerful tactic on the second point of Volskaya Industries.

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Bastion isn’t typically a very popular pick on the offensive side of any map, and when he is seen on the attack it’s usually as part of a “pirate ship” composition in an Escort or Hybrid game mode, in which he can set up as the central turret and be carried forward by the advancing payload.

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When it comes to Assault maps, the need for Bastion to set up in a stationary position in order to maximize his output usually makes him a suboptimal choice for the offence, but on Volskaya u/whoever demonstrated a clever trick to allow him to be very effective.

By using Bastion’s ultimate not for damage, but instead as a “rocket-jumping” tool – a technique which uses the slight knock-back from explosives to provide a slight jump boost – the player is able to reach a vantage point over the second point, giving him a perfect view while remaining relatively concealed.

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While the spot doesn’t allow Bastion himself to capture the point, assuming he has team-mates capturing the defenders will be forced to try and touch the point in order to contest, leaving them entirely open to Bastion’s line-of-sight.  

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This isn’t the only location in which Bastion can use his ultimate to reach a powerful position, with teams in Contenders EU previously demonstrating a similar tactic on Ilios.

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Despite tricks like these, Bastion’s typical lack of mobility has left him fairly low down the tier list for quite a while, and Blizzard are reportedly considering addressing that with a rework in 2019.

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