As part of the 2021 Overwatch League Finals, Blizzard detailed Fortress change In “Overwatch 2”. The first is the visual redesign. The character art director, Arnold Tsang, said it was about remaking the omnic with “more fashionable and modern materials” and, yes, adding a hat. The abilities and ultimate skills of the fort have also been redesigned.
In “Overwatch 2”, the fortress’s self-healing capabilities will be replaced by tactical grenades bound to alternative firepower. These projectiles can bounce off walls, but will stick to enemies and the floor, and then detonate with a knockback effect after a short delay. In its reconnaissance configuration-the configuration it moves around-the fortress’ weapons will no longer spread, the damage attenuation will be reduced, and the rate of fire will be halved. Lead hero designer Jeff Goodman said that the fort will be able to “stab at a greater distance and be more like a pseudo-sniper”, “a bit like his reconnaissance form theme has always been doomed.”
Switching between configurations will have a cooling time of 10 seconds, and the conversion sequence will take 8 seconds to complete. In sentry mode, the fort can move while shooting, but at a slower speed. In this configuration, it has unlimited ammo, but the damage is reduced by 40%.
Finally, the fortress’s ultimate move will no longer turn it into a tank, but switch to the cannon configuration. Players can choose three locations on the map-anywhere on the entire map-for bombing. However, they will have a time limit to choose a location.
Overwatch 2 has no release date yet, but it is expected to be in 2022. Overwatch recently lost its executive producer, and Chaco Sonny left Blizzard on Friday.