Photon Barrier
Projectile barrier type
1000 barrier HP
5.5 m/s projectile speed
Lasts until destroyed
10-second cooldown
Symmetra projects a moving barrier that absorbs damage as it travels forward.
Default Key: (PC E, PS R1, XB RB)

Details Edit

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

Symmetra created an oval shield, which is 3.5 meter tall and 5 meter wide, in front of her. The shield will travel infinitely forward with the speed of approximately 5.5 meter per second (same as Symmetra's walking speed) until the center core comes in to contact with a piece of environment.

The barrier has a 1000 health limit and will block all incoming damage from enemies for as long as it is in front of them. It will pass through enemies without any effect.

Patch changes Edit

  • 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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Lore Organizations Vishkar Corporation
Character relationships Sanjay Korpal
Locations UtopaeaRio de Janeiro
Media Comic Shorts A Better World