Fresh off the YouTubes is a Developer Update on Symmetra:
It seems Blizzard has decided that Symmetra wasn’t meant to be a situational hero and as such, they’ve decided to make a few changes (as outlined in the video).
If you’re too lazy to watch it, here’s the tl;dr:
- New Ultimate Ability - first hero with a second optional ultimate. First (teleporter) will remain. The optional ult will be a shield generator to provide a significant buff to entire team within a large area of effect that doesn’t require line of sight.
- Photon Barrier (new ability) - replacing the shields you can provide, you can now launch a mobile photon barrier similar to the shield that Reinhardt has.
- Sentry Turrets - you can now bank up to 6 turrets instead of the previous 3. The cooldown will shrink from 12 seconds to 10 seconds.
- Primary & Secondary Fire - slight buffs to both Primary (small increase to distance that beam travels to lock on).
They also announced that the new Oasis map will be available in the PTR (alongside these Symmetra changes) & a new social update to request that people stay with group at the end of a match.