Blizzard’s animated shorts for Overwatch have been pretty spectacular, with heroes like Widowmaker, Winston, Soldier: 76 and Hanzo having starred in them so far. This time around, Blizzard gives us a glimpse into the life (life?) of Bastion before he turreted up and joined the Overwatch lineup.
It’s a bit of an emotional rollercoaster that just might make you feel bad for all the Bastion hate.
Titled “The Last Bastion”, it’s really cute. And sad. But mostly cute. The video’s description reads:
“‘The Last Bastion’ follows the forgotten battle automaton, Bastion, as it unexpectedly reactivates after laying dormant in the wilderness for over a decade. Fascinated by its unfamiliar surroundings, the curious omnic begins to investigate, but quickly discovers its core combat programming may have a different directive…”
Did you cry? It’s totally okay if you did. The short almost makes you forget all those matches you lost because the other team had a Bastion who knew exactly how to Bastion. ALMOST.