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A new Overwatch animated short will debut next week

The Last Bastion, the fifth Overwatch animated short film—after Recall, Alive, Dragons, and Hero—is set for release next week. I'll leave it to you go figure out who it's about. 

No, I won't actually do that—this one will star “the inquisitive transforming robot” (and everyone's favorite OP defense machine) Bastion. “In this episode, we follow the forgotten battle automaton as it unexpectedly reactivates after laying dormant in the wilderness for over a decade,” Blizzard said. “Fascinated by its unfamiliar surroundings, the curious omnic begins to investigate, but quickly discovers its core combat programming may have a different directive...” 

I'll take a moment to note here that we're not convinced Bastion is actually overpowered at all, and in fact he's actually kind of dull to play. Still, if you're having trouble dealing with his nonsense, you should probably take a look at our handy breakdown of counters to every Overwatch hero. It'll make your life better. 

The Last Bastion will be revealed to the world at 9 am PT on August 18 at Gamescom. For those of you who won't be at Gamescom (it's in Germany, you know), it will also be viewable online at gamescom.blizzard.com.   

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.