Orisa Announced As New Overwatch Character

Bliz­zard has final­ly announced Orisa as a new char­ac­ter after weeks of teases. 

Orisa will be the 6th tank in Over­watch. Her pri­ma­ry attack is an auto­mat­ic gun that slows her while fir­ing. The alter­nate attack is a gravi­ton charge that slows near­by ene­mies and pulls them in. Her first abil­i­ty for­ties her defense and the sec­ond abil­i­ty is a shield that can inter­rupt pro­jec­tiles and pro­tect allies. Orisa’s ulti­mate applies a dam­age buff to allies with­in range.

Here is Bliz­zard’s offi­cial descrip­tion of her back story:

Spe­cial­ly out­fit­ted for max­i­mum for­ti­fi­ca­tion, Orisa is a four-legged robot designed by a bril­liant 11-year-old engi­neer named Efi Oladele to keep the peace in Numbani.

Built from the scraps of the city’s decom­mis­sioned OR15 defense bots, Orisa is still learn­ing how to opti­mal­ly per­form her func­tion. What she lacks in expe­ri­ence, she makes up for in her stead­fast ded­i­ca­tion to keep­ing her city—and her creator—safe from harm.”

Pub­lic Test Region has been updat­ed and now includes Orisa as a playable char­ac­ter. Oth­er addi­tions include Bas­tion tak­ing 20% less dam­age while in Con­fig­u­ra­tion instead of 35% and Zarya’s par­ti­cle bar­ri­er no longer pro­tects against knock­back. For the full list of change in PTR check Bliz­zard’s offi­cial post

A Devel­op Update video has been released that describes Orisa’s place in the game and explains the thoughts behind her moveset.


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