Barrier Projector
Semi-immobile barrier type
700 barrier HP
5 m radius
Lasts 9 seconds or until destroyed
13-second cooldown
Winston's barrier projector extends a bubble-shaped field that absorbs damage until it's destroyed. Allies protected by the barrier can return fire from within it.
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For the information about attacks which is able to pierce through Winston's barrier, see Barrier.

Winston places down a projector that creates a sphere-shaped barrier which has 700 health and a radius of 5 meter around the projector. The projector is affected by gravity; If Winston deploys it in the air, it will drop straight down. The barrier can also be placed on moving objects. It will disappear after 9 seconds, and it can be destroyed earlier. The cooldown begins when the barrier is placed.

Patch changes

  • Overwatchemblem black.png October 15, 2019 Patch: Increased barrier HP from 600 to 700. Barrier duration increased from 6 seconds to 9 seconds.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png October 9, 2018 Patch: Updated visuals for all shields and barriers to increase readability.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png November 16, 2017 Patch: Now displays a health bar.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png March 21, 2017 Patch: Ability cooldown now starts when the barrier is placed, instead of when it ends.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png February 28, 2017 Patch: Environmental damage to barriers no longer counts toward the "Damage Blocked" statistic.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png July 21, 2016 Patch: The correct hit pip sound will now play whenever one of Ana’s darts impact with a barrier.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png July 19, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug that caused Winston’s Barrier Projector shield to ignore the “Sound Effects Volume” setting.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png March 1, 2016 (beta) Patch: Shield health decreased from 1000 to 600; Cooldown now activates after the barrier expires.
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