Blizzard just announced a new character coming to Overwatch! Meet Orisa, a brand new tank that will be joining the Overwatch lineup of characters. Check out the video below, then read more about her skill set!
Orisa’s main weapon is the Fusion Driver. It’s an automatic gun with good range and accuracy at a distance. However, her movement slows down while she fires (which is a good balancing feature). Her alternate fire, Halt!, launches a graviton charge across the map, slowing nearby enemies as it passes, then pulling them toward it when it detonates.
Her Fortify ability boosts her personal defense, reducing damage taken and making her unstoppable for a short time. She can throw a device that creates a curved, stationary Protective Barrier, perfect for intercepting projectiles and shielding teammates. Her Ultimate involves deploying a high-powered Supercharger that beams a buff to allies within its range, increasing the damage they can inflict on the opposing team.
She sounds like a pretty powerful tank. Obviously, her main objective is protection, but it’s nice to see that she can stand her ground on the offensive side of things. The Overwatch website mentioned that her barrier is not as powerful as Reinhardt’s, but she will be able to deploy it and do other things while it is out.
Orisa is available now on the Overwatch PTR (Public Testing Region). Of course, any feedback is greatly appreciated and will help the team correct any bugs or balancing issues. Orisa will be available soon use in the main game.
You can read more about Orisa’s story and abilities on her official hero page.
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