Current photon barrier is too difficult to use to protect your entire team or block the entirety of certain ults though.
And it’s still on a long 10 s cooldown with very little usable active protection since it moves forward so fast.
Don’t get me wrong, I know how to use it to protect myself from Self Destructs, Deadeyes and even Rocket Barrages but like, emphasis on myself
Protecting your team will be easier with this new iteration of Photon Barrier as an ult. Symmetra will be reliant on other barrier users until she can get her ult in the meantime however.
I know we don’t have it on PTR yet but sheesh you’re all being extremely negative about this. Would it kill you to try and look on the bright side?
Or at least admit that in her current state she’s easily countered, has a bad reputation amongst the community and is even underpowered.
Not gonna lie, I’d love it if they kept Photon Barrier a regular ability and made it stationary / larger but they’re choosing to make it her ult. Maybe that’ll change but until then they’ve said this is what’s going to happen, why not try and envision all the possibilities you can pull off with the new ult.
Everyone saying Shield Generator / Teleporter is more impactful and exciting to use than this new Photon Barrier ult is lying to themselves.
Shield Gen and Tele are painfully easy to track down and destroy before they even get practical use at times. They’ve needed to go and even then they’re passive ultimate constructs that Symmetra has to walk out of battle to use and wait for results to benefit her team.
Why is everyone suddenly acting like they’re amazing ults? I’m confounded by some of you and your perpetual negativity. Blizz is busting their bums to get this rework ironed out and make her better and instead everyone is just giving them a lot of hatred.