Ultimate Ability: Sound Barrier
Cast-time ultimate type
Area-of-effect buff ability type
30 m radius
+500 temporary shield
Lasts 6.25 seconds

Protective waves radiate out from Lúcio’s Sonic Amplifier, briefly providing him and nearby allies with personal shields.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Oh, let's break it down!"


Lúcio provides a temporary shield of 500 HP to teammates within 30 meters and in Lúcio's line of sight. It will slowly decay at the rate of 80 HP per second, causing the effect to last 6.25 seconds at most. The decaying shield acts like normal health and will be the first to sustain any damage.

When activating this ability, Lúcio jumps into the air slightly, then pounds the ground with his Sonic Amplifier. The effect is not activated until Lúcio hits the ground; if Lucio is killed before touching the ground, the ultimate will be wasted.

When activating Sound Barrier, Lúcio players on the enemy team will shout "Let's drop the beat!" while allied and player-controlled Lúcio will shout "Oh, let's break it down!"


Patch changesEdit

  • Overwatchemblem black February 28, 2017 Patch: Fixed a bug preventing Lucio’s “Sound Barriers Provided” statistic from being properly calculated.
  • Overwatchemblem black November 15, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug that allowed healers to gain Ultimate charge more quickly than intended.
  • Overwatchemblem black July 19, 2016 Patch: Ultimate cost increased by 10%.
  • Overwatchemblem black March 22, 2016 (beta) Patch: Now ignores payloads during Line of Sight checks.
  • Overwatchemblem black March 8, 2016 (beta) Patch: Ultimate charge cost increased by 25%.
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Abilities Sonic AmplifierCrossfadeAmp It UpWall RideSound Barrier
Lore Organizations Vishkar Corporation
Character relationships Symmetra
Locations Rio de Janeiro
Others Synaesthesia AuditivaLúcioball
Media Articles Lúcio's World Tour -