When playing against Symmetra I find myself killed by the turrets quite often, but when I try to use them to control a space myself I always mis-judge and leave them stranded out-of-range, to be easily picked off. They can notify me that a player is in the area, but never do much damage.

What is the range of the Sentry Turrets spawned by Symmetra? Are they only useful as very close-range traps/sensors, or do they have enough range to control a medium-sized space as well?

  • If nobody else answers this, I plan to eventually take some screenshots to clarify exactly what kind of range these have.
    – Jeremy
    Commented May 31, 2016 at 18:01
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    Dragonrages answer is good but if you could provide screenshots they would also be very helpful!
    – Nijin22
    Commented May 31, 2016 at 19:34
  • @JeremyBanks I noticed you unaccepted my answer, could you explain why?
    – Dragonrage
    Commented Jun 13, 2016 at 18:49

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According to the wiki, which seems to be supported on this experiment by Reddit user mctiggs:

Symmetra places a small turret that fires a laser at targets within 10 meters

Turrets (image source: above reddit post)

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    How far is 10 meters? We need something to compare this to, like Symmatra's camera height. Or just a picture would work. Commented Jun 1, 2016 at 16:12
  • Reinhardt is approximately 2.23 meters tall, so a bit less than 4.5x Reinhardt's height. @BlueRaja-DannyPflughoeft
    – Dragonrage
    Commented Jun 1, 2016 at 16:18
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    I've played Symmetra for hours, and I feel like that's an overestimate. The effective range is more like 10 feet.
    – DCShannon
    Commented Jun 1, 2016 at 20:07
  • @DCShannon when i get home from work, I will run tests to confirm this.
    – Dragonrage
    Commented Jun 1, 2016 at 20:10
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    It looks like someone did tests with screenshots here. We may want to reference that Reddit post as a primary source, instead of referencing the wiki.
    – Jeremy
    Commented Jun 1, 2016 at 21:45

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