Particle Barrier
Personal barrier type
200 barrier HP
Lasts 2 seconds or until destroyed
10-second cooldown
The Particle Cannon can emit a personal barrier that shields Zarya against incoming attacks, redirecting their energy to enhance her weapon’s damage and the width of its beam.
Default Key: (PC LShift, PS L1, XB LB)


Zarya creates a bubble-shaped barrier around herself. The barrier has 200 health and lasts for 2 seconds.

Zarya's Energy will increase 1 point per 5 shield damage taken. The maximum Energy point that Zarya is able to gain in one use of barrier is 40.

While the barrier holds, Zarya is immune to most forms of crowd-control, such as Mei's Endothermic Blaster freezing effect, Roadhog's Chain Hook, and the pinning effect of Reinhardt's Charge. She is, however, not immune to crowd-control effects that pierce through the barrier, such as the knockback effect of Winston's Primal Rage and Reinhardt's Charge.

Patch changes

  • Overwatchemblem black October 9, 2018 Patch: Updated visuals for all shields and barriers to increase readability.
  • Overwatchemblem black March 21, 2017 Patch: [CONSOLE] Barrier no longer protects Zarya from receiving knockback that pierces the barrier such as Winston's Primal Rage.
  • Overwatchemblem black March 3, 2017 Patch: Barrier no longer protects Zarya from receiving knockback that pierces the barrier such as Winston's Primal Rage.
  • Overwatchemblem black February 28, 2017 Patch: New Hero Option: Projected Barrier Sensitivity. Environmental damage to barriers no longer counts toward the "Damage Blocked" statistic.
  • Overwatchemblem black December 13, 2016 Patch: Attacks like Reinhardt's Fire Strike or Hanzo's Dragonstrike that deal damage to both the barrier and the hero within the barrier, no longer deal damage to the barrier twice.
  • Overwatchemblem black July 21, 2016 Patch: Power gained from barriers decreased by 20%. The correct hit pip sound will now play whenever one of Ana’s darts impact with a barrier.
  • Overwatchemblem black April 6, 2016 (beta) Patch: Fixed an issue that caused the killcam and spectator camera angle to suddenly “snap” whenever Zarya cast Particle Barrier or Projected Barrier.
  • Overwatchemblem black March 22, 2016 (beta) Patch: Fixed an issue where some damage sources prevented by Zarya’s Particle Barrier weren’t increasing her Ultimate charge.
  • Overwatchemblem black March 17, 2016 (beta) Patch: Particle Barrier now is able to remove Orb of Discord.
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Lore Organizations Щит Технологии
Character relationships Katya VolskayaAlejandraSombraLynx Seventeen
Locations Volskaya Industries
Others OmniumSecond Omnic Crisis
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