Overwatch: Bastion

by Aaron "BLU3" on         follow @blu30rion

Bastion

Real Name: SST Laboratories Siege Automaton E54, “Bastion” , Age: 30

  • Roll: Defense
  • Occupation: Battle Automaton
  • Base of Operations: Unknown
  • Affiliation: None

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Once a frontline combatant in the devastating Omnic Crisis, this curious Bastion unit now explores the world, fascinated by nature but wary of a fearful humanity.

Originally created for peacekeeping purposes, Bastion robot units possessed the unique ability to rapidly reconfigure themselves into an assault-cannon mode. But during the Omnic Crisis, they were turned against their human makers, forming the bulk of the omnics’ rebel army. Following the resolution of the crisis, nearly all of them were destroyed or disassembled. To this day, Bastion units still symbolize the horrors of the conflict.

One unique Bastion unit, severely damaged in the final battles of the war, was left forgotten for over a decade. It lay dormant, exposed to the elements and rusting while nature slowly reclaimed it. Overgrown with vines and roots and nested upon by small animals, the robot sat inert, seemingly unaware of the passing of time. That was until one fateful day, when it unexpectedly reactivated. With its combat programming all but lost, it instead displayed an intense curiosity about the natural world and its inhabitants. This inquisitive Bastion unit set out to explore its surroundings and discover its purpose on a war-ravaged planet.

Though “Bastion” appears to be gentle—even harmless, at times—its core combat programming takes over when the unit senses danger, utilizing its entire arsenal to eliminate anything it perceives as a threat. This has led to instances of conflict with the few humans it has encountered, and has driven it to avoid populated areas in favor of the wild, uncharted regions of the world.

Core Combat Programming

Bastion Controls

Bastion Controls

Configuration: Recon

Configuration assault perimeters include:

  • advanced bipedal movement
  • light alloy armor plating
  • High velocity burst shot medium range submachine gun
configuration:assault

configuration:assault

Configuration: Sentry

Configuration Siege perimeters include:

  • stationary recoil stabalising platform
  • High velocity fully automatic gatling gun equipped with motion tracking units
  • Caution core exposed susceptible to damage
configuration:siege

configuration:siege

Reconfigure:

Reconfiguration Diagnosis Scan:

  • Situational awareness circuits: active
  • quick acting rearrangement servos: functional
  • Gatling storage arms: Functional
  • Electro field generator units: active

High speed mode Reconfiguration units: fully functioning

reconfigure

reconfigure

Self-Repair:

Self repair parameters:

  • bipedal movement units: suspended
  • submachine gun mode: standby
  • gatling gun unit: stored
  • welding/sauntering arm: actively restoring unit to previously saved state parameters
self repair

self repair

Configuration: Tank

Configuration Tank parameters include:

  • tank treads engaged
  • long range cannon unit
  • wide target explosive shells
  • high energy consumption limited configuration time
Configuration: Tank

Configuration: Tank

Video Guide

Gameplay

Check out Bastion in this unedited video. It showcases a full match played from Bastion’s perspective