Ultimate Ability: Photon Barrier
Cast-time ultimate type
Barrier ability type
5000 barrier HP
Lasts 15 seconds

Symmetra deploys a massive energy barrier which prevents ranged attacks and is big enough to cut through the entire map.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"यही परम वास्तविकता है!"

Details Edit

For the information about attacks which is able to pierce through Symmetra's barrier, see Barrier.

Symmetra creates a massive flat barrier, which spans across the map, anywhere in front of her. The barrier is not obstructed by parts of the environment and has an infinite size.

The barrier has 5000 HP and will block all incoming damage from enemies for as long as it is in front of them. Enemies can pass through without any effect.

A player-controlled or hostile Symmetra will say "यही परम वास्तविकता है!", while an allied Symmetra will say "Reality bends to my will!"



The original icon for Photon Barrier, used when it was a regular ability.

  • Photon Barrier is the first regular ability to become an ultimate ability.
  • With 5000 HP, it is currently holds the largest amount of HP in the entire game in normal mode.
  • With it's "infinite size", it is the largest asset in the game.

Patch changes Edit

  • Overwatchemblem black June 26, 2018 Patch: Now an ultimate ability; Deploys a barrier that is big enough to span and cut through an entire map; Orientation can be changed by pressing the ultimate button again; Has 5000 health.
  • Overwatchemblem black February 28, 2017 Patch: Environmental damage to barriers no longer counts toward the "Damage Blocked" statistic.
  • Overwatchemblem black January 24, 2017 Patch: Fixed a bug preventing Symmetra’s Photon Barrier from playing its destruction sound effect when it is destroyed.
  • Overwatchemblem black December 13, 2016 Patch: Photon Barrier added, replacing existing Photon Shield ability.
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