Symmetra nerfed in Overwatch PTR update 1.40

Her beam has been nerfed.

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The Overwatch Public Test Region (PTR) has a new update, and it includes changes to Bastion, Symmetra, and more.

Since the update, Bastion’s Self-repair ability does not consume resource when Bastion is at full health. Symmetra’s beam also received a nerf, with the width and DPS decreasing.

Here are the Overwatch PTR 1.40 update patch notes, according to Blizztrack.


  • Self-repair doesn’t consume resource while Bastion is full health.
  • Bastion initiates .25 sec of recovery time when canceling Self-repair with weapon fire.


  • Beam width decreased from 0.3 meters to 0.15 meters
  • Beam DPS per level lowered from 65/130/195 to 60/120/180


  • Beam width doesn’t with energy and is now 0.15.
  • Max Beam DPS lowered from 190 to 170


  • Explosion damage decreased from 35 to 30

Read the full patch notes on Blizztrack.